The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) assesses the registration practices of certain regulated professions and trades to make sure they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone applying to practise their profession in Ontario.
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The OFC requires the bodies that regulate the professions and trades to review their own registration processes, submit reports about them and implement the commissioner’s recommendations for improvement.
The prime responsibilities of the OFC are to:
In addition, the OFC:
The mandate of the OFC and the responsibilities of the regulatory bodies are outlined in the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, as amended.
The OFC does not have a mandate to help internationally trained and educated individuals get their professional licenses, and does not assess credentials.
The College of Midwives submits a Fair Registration Practices Report to the OFC yearly. You can review the College’s Reports and Submissions to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner below.