Welcome to the Saskatchewan College of Midwives

Mission

The Saskatchewan College of Midwives (SCM) regulates their members in the provision of safe, competent and professional midwifery care responsive to family and community needs.

Vision

Province wide access to excellence in midwifery care through a self-governing, self-sustaining regulatory body. 

Values

  • A family/community directed approach - engaging in care models that upholds the client, family and community as the director of their care experience and health outcomes.
  • Inter-professional collaboration - acknowledging the best care is achieved through a collegial team approach which embraces the expertise of each team member.
  • Continuous learning - advancing midwifery practice and knowledge reflective of evidence and emerging best practices.
  • Accountability - being effective stewards of our resources, assuming responsibility for our actions and decisions and the impact od these on others.
  • Professionalism - a way of leading that demonstrates ethical, honest and respectful behaviour.

Mandate

The SCM mandate is to serve and protect the public interest by regulating midwifery practice in accordance with The Midwifery Act, Midwifery Regulations, the Regulatory Bylaws and other relevant legislation. The goal of the SCM is to register qualified, competent midwives to provide safe, high quality care to women and their families in the province of Saskatchewan.

Role Of the College

The SCM is the regulating body for the profession of midwifery in the province of Saskatchewan. The SCM has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To serve and protect the public;
  • To exercise its powers and discharge its responsibilities in the public interest;
  • To regulate the practice of the profession and to govern the members in accordance with the Act and the bylaws;
  • To assure the public of the knowledge, skill, proficiency and competency of members in the practice of midwifery.

The SCM operates under the principles of accountability, responsiveness, and accessibility. At the core of all College activity is the principle of serving and protecting the public. In order to do this, the College consults with members and others to develop standards and policies and works with other health professionals and health regulatory colleges and areas of government, which affect the practice of midwifery.