Community Midwives of Kingston

How are midwives trained and regulated?


Registered Midwives complete a four-year university degree offered at a number of universities throughout Canada.  In Ontario the program is offered through McMaster University, Laurentian University and Ryerson Polytechnic University. If a midwife has been trained outside of Canada, they complete the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program, offered through Ryerson University. Once a midwife has completed training, they are registered through the College of Midwives of Ontario.  Newly Registered Midwives are required to complete a mentorship year within an established midwifery practice.  

Another option available to Aboriginal Midwives in Ontario is the four-year Aboriginal Midwifery Training Program at Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’ Maternal and Child Centre on Six Nations of the Grand River territory.