August 23, 2017

Message from the Registrar

Note: This article was originally posted in our August 2017 newsletter, and has not been updated.

College of Midwives of Ontario Council Elections and Meeting Information

I want to take this opportunity to thank all midwives who voted for our College of Midwives of Ontario Council over the month of June. A total of 204 members cast their votes; 24.29% of all eligible voters.

Midwives Lisa Nussey, Claire Ramlogan- Salanga, and Edan Thomas were elected to Council, and their three year term will commence in October 2017. Congratulations to our newly elected Council members.

The College and Council would like to take this opportunity to thank Carron Canning and Claudette Leduc for their contributions to our Council over the years, their devotion to the families that our College serves to protect, and for their willingness to run for election this year.

We also thank midwives Christi Johnston, Shannon Cameron, and Crystal Hall for putting their names forward as candidates in this election.

Three new public members have been appointed to the College’s Council, and we are looking forward to our first meeting with Deirdre Brett, Susan Lewis, and John Stasiw. We are grateful to outgoing public members Caroline Brett and Philip Playfair for their time on Council.

The College of Midwives of Ontario Council met June 28th, and midwife Tiffany Haidon was acclaimed as Council President. Please join us in welcoming Tiffany in this role, and read her first letter as our Council President on page three of this newsletter.

Our heartfelt appreciation is owed to outgoing Council President Barbara Borland, who has concluded her 9th consecutive year on Council and 5th year as president. Barb guided the College in its senior staffing transition in 2013, and since then has provided me with the support one would expect of a skilled and caring midwife. Thank you, Barb, for your leadership and guidance.

All of our Council meetings are open to members and the public, and we post our meeting materials online prior to our meetings. Review materials from past meetings here, and check two weeks before our next meeting on October 12th to see the agenda and materials.

We’re always happy to hear from midwives, members of the public, and stakeholders, so please be in touch if you have any questions or comments about our Council meetings, or if you’d like to discuss any other College business.

Sincerely,

Kelly Dobbin
Registrar & CEO
College of Midwives of Ontario