The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

AOM spokespeople

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Lisa Weston, RM, President, Association of Ontario Midwives

Lisa M. Weston is the president (2012-2014) of the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM). She has worked as a midwife for ten years, and prior to that as a childbirth educator and doula. Before becoming a midwife, she was a midwifery client and advocate. From 1988-1994 she worked as a member of the Midwifery Task Force, a provincial body set up to inform and support the regulation of midwifery in Ontario. Lisa has served on the board of directors of the AOM since 2005. She is an active member of the AOM Insurance and Risk Management Steering Committee and Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering Committee. She was a member of the Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Program implementation task force in Durham. Lisa is one of the founding members of Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives and continues clinical practice there with privileges at the Rouge Valley Health System. Lisa lives in Durham.

Claudette Leduc, RM

Claudette has been a registered midwife since 2004. She is a practice partner and one of the founding members of Sages-Femmes Rouge Valley Midwives. She has admitting privileges in the Rouge Valley Health System and has 25 years of experience as a health care provider in the hospital and community sectors. Claudette is an active member of the Francophone community in the greater Toronto area and is available to conduct media interviews in French.

Mary Ann Leslie, RM

Mary Ann has been practicing midwifery for more than 20 years. She is among the first midwives to have been licensed by the College of Midwives of Ontario in January 1994. She is a member of the Midwifery Care – North Don River Valley midwifery practice group in Toronto, and has admitting privileges at North York General Hospital. She is the mother of three children, including another registered midwife, Sarah Leslie.

Sarah Leslie, RM

Sarah followed her mother’s footsteps into the midwifery profession, and has been a registered midwife for 10 years. As a child, she was present at a number of home births, including those of her two younger siblings. She practices midwifery out of the Midwives Clinic of East York-Don Mills and has admitting privileges at Toronto East General Hospital.

Mary Cornish, LLB

Mary is representing Ontario midwives in their application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of human rights and labour law, gender equality, and pay and employment equity. Mary has argued many precedent-setting cases that established important labour and human rights principles in Canada. As a recognized expert in human rights reform, Mary provides strategic policy and consulting advice to international organizations, agencies and governments, including the International Labour Organization, the World Bank and the European Economic Community.

Contact commsmanager@aom.on.ca to arrange an interview.