Ontario Divisional Court upholds Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario orders for government to end gender pay gap for midwives.
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Ontario midwives call for immediate reunification of Afghan ‘forgotten families’ with their refugee parents in Canada
Media Release TORONTO: A group of 105 Afghan refugees who are currently living in Canada fear for the safety of their family members who have been left behind in Afghanistan. Many of these refugees were leaders working for Canadian government projects and Canadian development agencies towards the improvement of sexual and reproductive health for women and girls in Afghanistan. They were forced to flee Afghanistan in response to threats of violence and death from the Taliban because of their work. Collectively, they left behind their 105 spouses and 270 children, many of whom have been living in hiding from the Taliban for the two to five years since their departure.
More than just numbers: The value of returning birth to Indigenous communities evident in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
The ceremony of birth is being reawakened in First Nations as well as in urban and rural Indigenous communities. Bringing birth home is the focus of the work of the Indigenous Midwifery team at the Association of Ontario Midwives, the 35 Indigenous midwives and 40 Indigenous students and apprentices within various educational environments across the province. Two midwifery apprentices, Tewahséhtha Brant and Iekonsiio Brant, have been on their midwifery education journey for some time now. Related through marriage, both are members of the Kanyen’kehá:ka nation at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The pair study and provide services to fellow members of their home community as well as to Indigenous clients in local communities through Kenhtè:ke Midwives.
The following tribute was written by Faculty from the McMaster University and Ryerson University Midwifery Education Programs. It was originally published on the McMaster University Research Centre website on June 10, 2021. Dr. Murray Enkin’s family announced his passing on June 6, 2021 at age 97. They expressed on behalf of all who knew him that “The world has changed with Murray gone.”
To Indigenous midwives, families and communities: our hearts and our commitment to action are with you. **Content warning: the message below is written to settler midwife members and discusses harms perpetrated on Indigenous people and communities, including through residential schools.**
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Ontario midwives practice in clinics in 100 communities across Ontario, from Attawapiskat to Windsor, Belleville to Kenora. Approximately 15% of all births in the province are attended by midwives. You don't need a referral from a doctor to have a midwife, and midwifery care is covered by the health-care system.
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