The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

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Midwives celebrate Liberal announcement for Aboriginal Midwifery

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) celebrates the Liberal funding announced today to boost Aboriginal midwifery.


Aboriginal communities recovering from the devastating impact of residential schools experience compromised health outcomes when compared to the rest of the population, including maternal and newborn health. Aboriginal midwives bring healing and health by keeping birth close to home and connecting people with their culture and traditions.
 

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Midwifery Pay Equity Hearings at Tribunal Begin Today

Midwives and government each make opening statements today at a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) hearing regarding pay equity for midwives.

This legal action, brought by the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) on behalf of close to 800 midwives, alleges that midwives have experienced gender discrimination in their pay, set by the government, for nearly two decades.

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Liberal Government Hypocritical When it Comes to Pay Equity and Midwives

Midwives live with a gender penalty on their compensation - each and every day. While the provincial wage gap is a staggering 29.4%, the gap for midwives is even wider, at 48%. Despite numerous promises to address the wage gap, Premier Wynne's government continues to argue that midwives do not even have a right to pay equity (because they are paid through contracts and not as employees). In recognition of Equal Pay Day (April 19), the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is releasing a video highlighting this hypocrisy.

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