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Call for Nominations/Expression of Interest 

High quality information is a key component for improving maternal and newborn health outcomes in the province of Ontario. The synthesis of data into information and knowledge supports health promotion activities and helps facilitate a high quality, efficient, safe, equitable and effective health system.

BORN (Better Outcomes Registry and Network) Ontario convened the Maternal Newborn Outcomes Committee (MNOC) in the fall of 2010 to work towards this goal. The original MNOC group completed projects, helped facilitate dashboard work, made health policy recommendations and completed and published an economic analysis. As the leadership at BORN evolved, we paused our committees to reevaluate our needs. We would now like to revitalize MNOC.

The vision for the Maternal Newborn Outcomes Committee is to provide scientific, health system, and clinical expertise advice to BORN Ontario to facilitate quality health care for mothers and newborns. The group will use data from the BORN Information System and other sources of relevant information to help with the work.

The scope of MNOC’s work will involve evaluating outcomes related to clinical care issues and social determinants of health affecting Ontario’s maternal and newborn populations, including, but not limited to:

  • Antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum issues

  • Newborn issues

  • Maternal issues

  • Maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality

MNOC will provide advice to BORN on the:

  • Development, collection, monitoring and evaluation of specific data elements to address provincial maternal/newborn care priorities

  • Development and refinement of performance indicators and audit and feedback tools used to improve clinical practice including the Maternal-Newborn Dashboard (MND) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Dashboard

  • Prioritization of and the dissemination of knowledge gained from analysis of BORN data to targeted audiences to support meaningful, measureable and actionable health system improvements for maternal and newborn care

BORN is seeking individuals who are able to think broadly about the health care system as it pertains to provincial issues of interest and data collection for the maternal newborn and neonatal population (normal and high risk). We anticipate meetings will be held quarterly to start X 2 hours and then at least one/year for a half or full day meeting. Meetings may be conducted in-person or via teleconference or other technological tools, with at least one in person meeting held annually.

We invite you to express your interest or nominate a colleague for MNOC in the following categories:

  • BORN Clinical Content Specialist – Perinatology

  • BORN Clinical Content Specialist – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • BORN Epidemiologist

  • BORN Executive Director (ex-officio, non-voting)

  • BORN Fertility CARTR Plus

  • Chair (or Co-chair), MNOC Neonatal Working Group

  • Chair (or Co-chair) , MNOC Dashboard Working Group

  • Chair (or Co-chair) , MNOC Maternal Mortality Working Group

  • Family Practitioner (who provides antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care)

  • Indigenous health

  • Maternal/Fetal– Research

  • Maternal/Fetal– Community

  • Midwifery

  • Neonatology

  • Nursing

  • Obstetrics

  • Prenatal Screening Ontario (PSO)

  • Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) representative (ex-officio, nonvoting)

  • Public Health

 Please see the Terms of Reference for further information.

The Maternal Newborn Outcomes Committee is a multi-disciplinary group whose membership is voluntary and whose composition reflects a diversity of backgrounds, sectors, perspectives and expertise. All interested candidates are invited to complete the application form and submit it by September 30th, 2019. Nominations are not restricted to your own organization.

Please contact Janet Brownlee at for further information if needed.


Dr. L., Bisnaire,                                                     Dr. M., Walker,

Executive Director,                                             Scientific Director,

BORN Ontario                                                       BORN Ontario