College Performance Measurement Framework

How well are Ontario’s regulatory health collegesprotecting the public interest?

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

How this is driving Change and Improvement in Healthcare

The 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 are used to evaluate and improve the performance of health profession regulators in the future to achieve the best possible healthcare.

2021 College of Dietitians of Ontario CPMF Report (published March 2022)
2020 College of Dietitians of Ontario CPMF Report (published March 2021)

What is Being Measured

The CPMF evaluation covers a wide variety of topics, such as how a regulatory college:

  • performs as an organization, 
  • ​registers applicants,
  • ​measures practice improvement of regulated health professionals, and
  • ​​processes complaints about registrants.

It also provides information as to 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 and type of 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.