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Midwifery Practice – Standards & Guidelines

In regulated Canadian provinces and territories, the Colleges of midwives are the regulatory body for the profession of midwifery. The goal of a College is to register qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to women and their families.

The provincial/territorial Colleges have the following duties:

  • to set the standards of education and qualifications for registration;
  • to examine candidates for registration, assess competency and register qualified candidates;
  • to set the standards of practice, monitor and enforce them;
  • to monitor the continuing competency of registrants;
  • to set standards of professional ethics, monitor and enforce them.

Please visit the College website of your region for standards and guidelines of midwifery practice in your province or territory.

College of Midwives of Alberta

College of Midwives of BC

Saskatchewan College of Midwives

College of Midwives of Manitoba

College of Midwives of Ontario

Ordre des sages-femmes du Québec

The Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia

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