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.


Our Vision

The national resource for achieving excellence and inspiring trust in midwifery regulation

Our Mission

To encourage excellence among Canadian midwifery regulatory authorities through collaboration, harmonization and best practice.


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 worked toward the harmonization of standards and administrative processes for the profession of midwifery, while respecting provincial and territorial differences and distinct regulations.

Council Members

Council By-Laws

Position Statements