Indigenous Clients

The AOM, in conjunction with Indigenous stakeholders, is currently working on developing resources for midwives caring for Indigenous clients. In the meantime, midwives can access a number of excellent materials to support their care provision.

Click here for information about Aboriginal/Indigenous midwifery.

Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada

The Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Consensus Guideline: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada provides a foundational knowledge for engaging and collaborating with First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients and communities in culturally safe clinical care.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Realities and Access to Services for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis in Canada is a joint policy statement of the SOGC and various Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders and makes recommendations for realizing the right to sexual and reproductive health guaranteed to First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples by Treaty and Constitutional documents.

A Guide for Health Professionals Working with Aboriginal Peoples: The Sociocultural Context of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada SOGC Policy Statement offers recommendations for culturally safe care of Aboriginal clients and information about the social determinants of health and impacts of colonization affecting Aboriginal communities.

The SOGC Aboriginal Health Initiative provides resources for both health care consumers and providers as part of its strategic plan to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.