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Standards of Practice and Midwifery Scope of Practice

Standards set minimum expectations that must be met by any midwife in any setting or role. Standards guide the professional knowledge, skills, and judgment needed to practise midwifery safely.  Standards of practice are approved by the Council of the College.

College of Midwives of Ontario Standards of Practice

The Professional Standards for Midwives (June 2021)

Normes Professionnelles des Sages-Femmes (juin 2021)

Practice Management

Clinical Practice

Midwifery Scope of Practice (2021)

Midwifery Scope of Practice

Champ d’application de la profession de sage-femme 2021

Archived Standards of Practice from the College

All standards of practice rescinded on or after June 1, 2018, are archived here.

If you are looking for historic information on College standards, you can contact the College’s Professional Practice Advisor by phone: 416.640.2252 ext. 230 or by email: