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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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Erica Elderhorst BHSc, MSc, RM, is a Registered Midwife in Southern Ontario. She began practicing midwifery in 2016 after graduating from the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at McMaster University. She is a fellow at the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre and has just completed her MS…
Christine Roy, a French midwife with Abenaki roots, heads up Neepeeshowan Midwives. The practice is the only one on the James Bay coast in Attawapiskat, a little over 1200 kilometres north of the city of Toronto. If you Google the directions to Attawapiskat on your smartphone, the app will indicate that there is no way to get there. Of course, there is. The journey will take planes, trains and automobiles. It is a definite challenge to live in the north, as well as to run a midwifery practice in the remote fly-in community.
Karline Wilson-Mitchell, DNP, MSN, CNM, RM, RN, is the Director of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at Ryerson University. Jacqueline St Bernard Hitz, RM, Communications Officer at the AOM, reached out to Karline for her take on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the MEP.
Maha Maryam is a midwifery student at Ryerson University. Maha is actively involved in student advocacy, including as the student representative on the Canadian Association of Midwives board of directors, as well as a member of the Student Midwives Association of Canada (SMAC/ACEPS), the Associatio…