Public Representative

Organization Details
Organization Name: College of Midwives of Manitoba
Address: 230-500 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3X1
Website: http://www.midwives.mb.ca
Organizational Description: College of Midwives of Manitoba is the regulatory body for the profession of midwifery in Manitoba.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The College of Midwives of Manitoba is seeking public representatives for appointment to its governing Council and/or committees.

Public representatives:
- contribute to public protection
- support quality midwifery care
- serve Manitobans by helping to regulate the profession of midwifery
Skills Required: Desired
- High standards of ethics and integrity
- Willing to uphold the public interest and safety mandate of the CMM
- Knowledge of and willing to remain current with issues related to midwifery
- Sensitive to issues of culture, equity, diversity and inclusion
- Willing to complete Indigenous cultural safety training
- Familiar with consensus decision-making
- Ability to identify conflicts of interest
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Commitment to participating in orientation and on-going education regarding regulation/governance
- Commitment to preparing for and attending meetings as per the pre-determined schedule
- Commitment to uphold the concept of the board/committee consensus decision-making model

- Basic computer proficiency is required, as is reliable and secure internet connectivity if the applicant plans to participate in meetings online.

Per the CMM By-Law, the following individuals are ineligible due to the potential for conflict of interest:

- member of the CMM
- individuals who are current members of another regulated health profession

CMM is committed to creating space and access for members of marginalized communities to participate in the governance work of its Council and committees. Those who self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group are encouraged to apply.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Policy Governance
Governance of a non-profit organization
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
- Three (3) year term - Attendance at 3 to 8 committee meetings per year, generally 1 to 2 hours long (depending on the committee and business at hand) and/or 4 to 5 Council meetings per year, generally 2 to 6 hours long, during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses to attend meetings
How to Apply: Online: midwives.mb.ca/site/volunteer
Closing Date: Aug 1, 2022