College of Optometrists Submits 2021 College Performance Measurement Framework Report

The CPMF is a standardized reporting tool that was launched by the Ministry of Health in 2020. Through the CPMF, regulatory colleges are required to measure and report on Ministry-specified standards and indicators in a standardized way. This information is not assessed by the Ministry but rather shared with the public to help strengthen accountability and oversight of Ontario’s health regulators. The College submitted its inaugural 2020 CPMF report in March 2021.

The 2021 CPMF reporting template (reporting period: Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2021) was refined based on feedback from colleges, the public, and experts resulting in the addition of three new focus areas: (1) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); (2) Risk Management; and (3) Use of Technology. In addition to the new focus areas, the Ministry has requested the colleges to report back on improvement plans identified in the 2020 report.

Analysis of Results

Currently, the College is meeting 35 of the CPMF measures, partially meeting 13 of the measures, and not meeting 2 of the measures (Figure 1).

Count of 2021 CPMF Responses
Figure 1. Count of 2021 CPMF Responses

The 2 requirements for which the response is “No” are related to DEI, which is a new focus area introduced in this iteration. The College communicates the reasons why they are not being met and shares improvement plans.

For the 13 requirements that fall under “Partially”, the College either meets these requirements in alternative ways or is in the process of fulfilling them. In either case, the College has an improvement plan dedicated to fulfilling each of the 13 requirements.

A 1-to-1 comparative analysis to the 2020 CPMF report is not possible due to the following structural changes to the 2021 CPMF reporting template:

  • Partitioning of what used to be a single requirement into multiple parts, which increased the total number of requirements from 38 in the previous iteration to 50
  • 14 requirements with modifications (e.g., additional evidence required, changes in wording)
  • 7 new requirements
  • Domain 6 and 7 under System Partner have been amalgamated into a single domain (Domain 6)

However, an overall comparison of responses is still possible. Please see Figure 2 for a comparison of the response distributions between the 2020 report and the 2021 report.

Distribution of CPMF Responses 2020 vs. 2021
Figure 2. Distribution of CPMF Responses 2020 vs. 2021

Read the College’s 2021 CPMF Report here. Please download the report to access the hyperlinks.