The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

AOM Blog

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. 

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Be Engaged, Make Change

 



For more than half of my career as a midwife, I’ve been part of the AOM Board of Directors. Over the last eight years, I’ve moved from Member at Large to Vice-President and now President. Being part of the board has been a valuable learning experience and a rewarding journey.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting midwives from across the province and learning about the variety of challenges we face, the ways we are working to bring about change in our communities, and the role the AOM plays in supporting midwives and advocating for positive system-level changes. I do this work because I believe that midwives and midwifery make the world a better place.

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Midwife’s hearing loss brings new insights and opportunities

The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated annually on December 3. The AOM would like to honour the resilience of all those who are living with disabilities by sharing the story of Ontario midwife Mhairi Colgate who has found that working with a disability has given her new perspectives on the care she provides and opened new doors to helping others.

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Elizabeth Brandeis: Government increases midwives’ responsibility, refuses to implement pay equity



In 2012, as the AOM’s Vice President, Brandeis became actively involved in government relations and funding negotiations with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. While the Ministry praised the work of midwives and the role they play in the health-care system, the Ministry insisted that it didn’t have the money to increase midwives’ compensation.

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