On May 17, Tsi Non:we Ionnakeratstha Ona:grahsta’, the Maternal and Child Centre located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory – the province’s first midwifery-led birth centre – will celebrate its 20th anniversary.Read more »
The AOM blog is updated periodically with columns about current health care issues, the benefits of midwifery, and insights into improving maternal and newborn care in Ontario. Posts may be from midwives or staff of the association.
Today is the day we are asking you to speak up for midwives. We don’t deserve a gender penalty on our pay – no one does. Pay equity is a human right. Midwives are overdue for pay equity. Let’s induce some action.
Tell Premier Wynne to stop spending money fighting midwives in court and invest in closing the gap instead.
The AOM is calling on the midwifery community to support the important work led by Kirsti Mathers McHenry that is looking to extend parental recognition for female same-sex partners in Ontario. We need you to join us in the fight for equal parental recognition. Let’s show Cy and Ruby how powerful it can be to have the midwifery community standing with them.
Today, as we mark International Women’s Day (March 8), Ontario midwives stand in solidarity with all the workers whose pay doesn’t reflect their responsibilities, education, skills or experience. Work done by people in female-dominated fields continues to be undervalued and underpaid. According to the Equal Pay Coalition, the average annual earnings of female workers in Ontario is 31.5% less than the average annual earnings of male workers. The gap is even higher for women of colour and Aboriginal women.Read more »
Have you benefitted from midwifery? The Ontario government is looking to improve the way health care is delivered and has asked for public input on its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. Government has left maternal and newborn health out of Patients First. As a midwife, client or midwifery supporter, this is an opportunity for you to encourage government to continue to support the expansion of midwifery care to meet community need and to use midwifery care as an example of putting patients first.Read more »