What’s Public About Ontario Midwives?
The College’s public register or “Find a Midwife” is a complete listing of midwives that have been registered with the College. Its purpose is to provide clients and the public with information about Ontario midwives, which may assist them in deciding who to choose for their care.
The searchable online public register allows you to verify the registration of a midwife in Ontario by registration number, first name, last name as well as by practice or by city.
If you cannot find your midwife’s name in the public register or you suspect that someone you are dealing with as midwife is not registered with the College, please contact us immediately at 416.640.2252 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The content of the public register is determined by section 23 of the Health Professions Procedural Code and Article 14 of the College’s General By-Law . It includes the following information, known to the College:
Personal and Practice Information
Pursuant to the Health Professions Procedural Code (Code), the Registrar may refuse to disclose to an individual or post on the College website, information that is available to the public if the Registrar has reasonable grounds to believe that it is obsolete and no longer relevant to a midwife’s suitability to practise. The Code also allows the Registrar to withhold information if it may jeopardize the safety of an individual. For more information on factors that guide the Registrar’s discretion in these instances, please see the College’s Guide on Removing & Withholding Information Under s. 23 of the Code .