The Midwifery program reflects the philosophy of midwifery in Ontario and its focus on women’s participation in their healthcare. It prepares students to become midwives with the ability to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries and to care for the newborn infant. The program works closely with practising midwives and other maternity care providers to ensure a high quality clinical environment for students.
• Four-year program leads to an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) in Midwifery
• Limited enrolment program: 30 students in French and English programs combined
• Program offered in Ontario as a consortium with McMaster and Ryerson universities
• In addition to academics, students do six terms of full time midwifery placements
• The Ontario Ministry of Health is committed to the ongoing growth of the profession throughout the province and currently guarantees funding for all graduates in their first year of practice(the “new registrant’s year”)
• Program includes a series of term-long placements in midwifery practices; students work closely with a midwife preceptor who teaches and supervises the students
• By the time they graduate, students have attended a minimum of 60 births, with at least 40 as the primary care provider
• All graduates must pass the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination
First-year course overview:
MIDW 1056 – With Woman
* If students have previous university studies, they can request permission from the instructor to take two 3 credit courses in Women’s Studies (upper level) instead of taking WOMN 1005.
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English or 1 Français (depending on language of study)
• 1 biology or chemistry
• 1 social science
• 3 other courses
• Minimum average of 70% overall. Minimum average of 70% in required courses.
Registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario, registration in other provinces via the Interprovincial Reciprocity Agreement.
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Second Degree for Graduates of Health Professions Degrees.
Formal collaborative agreements with McMaster and Ryerson universities are also in place for this program.