About CMRC

The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council is a network of provincial and territorial regulatory authorities. Collectively, we regulate the profession of midwifery, setting and maintaining high standards of practice, and ensuring regulatory harmony across the country.

We provide leadership in maintaining a strong regulatory framework through our work in setting the Canadian Midwifery Competencies, establishing national standards for midwifery practice, administering the national Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination, and approving educational and bridging programs.

Together with the Canadian Association of Midwives and the Canadian Association of Midwifery Educators, we form a three-pillar approach to excellence in midwifery regulation, education and practice.

Vision/Mission

Our Vision

Safe, quality midwifery care.

Our Mission

National leadership that promotes and sustains a high standard of midwifery care.

Origins

The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council (CMRC) (previously Consortium) was established in 2000 via a national process to create an inter-provincial labour mobility agreement. In March 2001, the Agreement on Mobility for Midwifery in Canada was signed by all midwifery regulatory authorities as well as provincial/territorial midwifery associations and midwifery education programs in Canada. Since that time, the CMRC has continued to work toward the harmonization of standards and administrative processes for the profession of midwifery, while maintaining a respect for provincial and territorial differences.

Council Members

Position Statements