The Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario is seeking members for its' Midwifery Advisory Committee (MAC). MAC is a critical table that provides strategic advice to BORN on the collection and use of BORN data generated by midwives across the province. We value the expertise and perspectives of midwives and midwifery stakeholders and look forward to improving and facilitating care for Ontario’s pregnant/birthing individuals and newborns together. 

MAC is an agile group of about 15 members that reflect diverse identities, communities, geographic regions, models of midwifery care, areas of expertise and years of practice.

Committee members include registered midwives from midwifery practice groups (MPGs), expanded midwifery care models (EMCMs), Indigenous midwives (registered midwives, and non-registered Indigenous Midwives), Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) representatives, Midwifery Education Program (MEP) faculty and researchers, Birth Centre representatives, midwifery students (MEP and Indigenous Midwifery), BORN staff and an Ontario Midwifery Program (OMP) ex-officio representative.

Members meet once a year through teleconference, with potential ad-hoc meetings called by the MAC Co-Chairs. MAC has established the following four sub-committees to fulfill its’ mandate and responsibilities:

  • BIS Data & Reports
  • Midwifery Data & Research Request
  • Special Projects (MIS Rebuild).

Sub-committees may meet a few times a year (or communicate via email) depending on tasks and workload.

To learn more about MAC’s mandate and responsibilities, please see the MAC terms of reference.

Initial appointments for new MAC members will be made for a one year term. Previous MAC members may be appointed for up to a 3 year term, with potential for renewal.

If you have questions about MAC or this application process, please email Annabel Cope, BORN Clinical Content Specialist in Midwifery at

Follow the steps below to apply. We look forward to receiving your application by Monday August 15th, 2022

  1. Please complete this MAC Applicant Survey
  2. Forward your CV and/or letter of Interest to Julie Scharf at