The College of Midwives of Ontario is responsible for governing the profession of midwifery in the public interest. Council and committee members of the College make decisions in the public interest considering an understanding of the midwifery profession and the environments in which it is practised.
The College is looking for public applicants to join as non-Council Members on several of its committees.
Public participation is important and necessary in fulfilling the public interest mandate of the College. Public members serving on College committees bring their own knowledge and expertise to the decision-making process and regulatory work.
Committees perform functions assigned to them under the authority of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1994 (RHPA) and are established by the College’s Council. Non-Council committee members are appointed for one year terms, up to a maximum of six consecutive terms.
To access your copy of the Non-Council Committee Member – Application Guide for Members of the Public, click here.
The number of committee meetings and panels held per year varies depending on the committee. The time commitment of each committee is outlined here. Non-Council members who are members of the public are compensated for their time, and reimbursed for their expenses at a rate comparable to public members of the Council. A summary of compensations and allowable expenses can be found in Schedule 1 of the College’s Fee & Remuneration By-law found here.