Benefits of Membership


AOM Member Benefits

Collective Representation & Government Advocacy

Collective voice in contract negotiations with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Collective representation and systems-level problem-solving at the joint Midwifery Services Committee
Collective representation in the pay equity application at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Promotion of physiologic birth & midwifery in the media, to government and to the public
Working with key stakeholders to monitor & influence policy & legislative decisions
Restoration & renewal of Indigenous midwifery in local communities
Organizing in communities around International Women's Day and Equal Pay Day
Support for meeting with your MPP & other collective actions

Clinical Resources

Opportunities to review & provide input on clinical practice guidelines & other resources
Access to excellent, midwifery-specific clinical apps
Access to all AOM clinical resources, including CPGs, tip sheets, IPAC support, online learnings & webinars
Downloadable client handouts to distribute in clinic, many available in up to six languages
Access to sample policies, protocols & call schedules
Social media notification of latest in maternal newborn research on Facebook and Twitter

Member Support

Access to premium liability insurance (for midwife members only)
Exclusive, confidential 24/7 access to AOM On Call

Support with writing new practice proposals and alternate funding proposals

One-on-one advocacy & strategizing around local hospital integration issues
Access to professional development fund to support event attendance & other education
Weekly newsletter providing latest news, latest research, newest AOM products & more
Discount home & auto insurance & other member rates through our affinity program
Rural & remote midwives access locum program funding and support

Assistance finding new registrant positions

Career listings
Access to Optima Global Health support (member assistance program which is replacing LifeWorks) - for midwife & former midwife members only

Practice Management Support

Assistance with annual budget queries
Assistance with member and business insurance needs
Promotional support, including customized clinic materials, social media strategies & media coaching
Access to midwifery-specific posters & brochures (coming soon to our online store!)
Access to practice management guides

Events & Education

Special member pricing for ESW and other clinical training
Special member pricing for the AOM's annual Ontario Midwifery Conference (OMC)
Exclusive member access to regional meetings twice a year

Research Support

Annual access to research funding for career & mentored researchers
Opportunities to present research at OMC (AOM conference)
Research prizes awarded at OMC annually

AOM Governance

Voting rights in board elections & at the AOM Annual General Meeting (voting members only)
Right to table resolutions at the AOM Annual General Meeting
Provide strategic direction through AOM committees, work groups & task forces
Access to the AOM Annual Report
Right to run as an AOM board member (midwife members only)

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