Driving excellence in health profession regulation

Posted: April 1, 2021

Publié le 1 April 2021

How well are Ontario's regulatory health colleges protecting the public interest? This is the question the Ontario Ministry of Health asked health profession regulators to answer when it developed their new reporting tool, College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF). The new tool was developed by the Ministry, together with Ontario’s health regulatory colleges, subject matter experts and the public.

The new CPMF evaluation is about driving excellence in health profession regulation. Its purpose is to ensure the application of consistent, transparent benchmarks and best practices across all 26 health profession colleges in Ontario. These indicators will be used to evaluate and improve the performance of health profession regulators in the future to achieve the best possible healthcare.

The College of Dietitians of Ontario submitted its first CPMF report on March 31, 2021. We welcome this new evaluation. It provides us with an opportunity to improve our regulatory practices, and to enhance transparency and public accountability in our work. 

View College of Dietitians of Ontario CPMF Reports here.


The CPMF evaluation covers a wide variety of topics, like how colleges:

  • perform as an organization, 

  • register applicants,

  • measure practice improvement of regulated health professionals, and

  • process complaints about their registrants.

It also provides information on how colleges work with external partners, such as other regulatory colleges, educational programs, and the broader healthcare system to improve public protection.

The CPMF also shares raw data about Ontario’s regulated health professionals and their participation in practice improvement. There is data about the number of complaints and the type of those complaints, and how many health professionals participated in practice improvement activities. Finally, the CPMF details each college’s commitment to making improvements over the next year, giving clear action/improvement plans.