Midwifery by the Numbers

  • Number of years midwifery has been a regulated health profession: 26
  • Current number of midwives: 963
  • Number of clients who gave birth in midwifery care between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018: 25,283
  • Number of midwifery practices in the province: 105
  • Number of communities where midwives provide care: 239
  • Number of hospitals where midwives have privileges: 122
  • Number of community-based, midwifery-led birth centres in Ontario: 3
  • Number of new midwives who graduate from the Midwifery Education program each year: approximately 80

Data sources: Association of Ontario Midwives and Better Outcomes Registry Network


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