The Association of Ontario Midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives

Statement at Queen’s Park recognizing Ontario midwives as part of International Day of the Midwife

Media Advisory

Toronto-Queen's Park

May 5th is International Day of the Midwife. It is a global day to recognize the role of midwives around the world.  Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston & the Islands will stand and read a statement recognizing the midwives of Ontario. There will be a delegation of midwives in the house for the reading and a photo opportunity.

In Ontario, there are more than 700 registered midwives, serving communities in 90 clinics across the province. Midwives have privileges at most Ontario hospitals. Since midwifery became a regulated health profession in 1994, more than 160,000 babies have been born under midwifery care, including more than 35,000 births at home.

What: Statement at Queen’s Park to recognize Ontario midwives
Who:  Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston & the Islands
When: Tuesday, May 5th at 3:00 p.m.

For further information:

or to set up an interview, please contact: Juana Berinstein, Director, Policy and Communications, Association of Ontario Midwives, Cell: 416-371-1468,