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AOM celebrates the successes of Primary Healthcare Collaboration

Date: April 8, 2019

As Ontario moves towards some significant changes in structuring of primary healthcare through formation of health teams, the AOM revisits a success story that shines light on how to realize this monumental task successfully. With a system that manages to provide excellent services to clients th…


AOM Board Nominations & Resolutions

Date: February 27, 2019

Board appointed position: One appointed Member at Large position is available for a two year term. The AOM holds space for appointed board members to achieve an inclusive governance model that is balanced by offering a recruitment process based on skills, attributes and experience.  This…



McMaster initiative funded to improve reproductive outcomes in Pakistan

Date: June 20, 2018

McMaster researchers Drs. Eileen Hutton and Karyn Kaufman have joined forces with midwife Dr. Rafat Jan and researchers at the National University of Medical Science to develop an interactive ebook and training module with high-quality current information on family planning, safe abortion, and post…


Congratulations from CAPWHN

Date: May 5, 2018

To all our midwifery colleagues, The Board of Directors and Members of the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) would like to extend congratulations to our midwifery colleagues on May 5, 2018, International Day of the Midwife #IDM2018. Midwives and Nu…


AOM Announces 2018 Midwifery Grant Recipients

Date: March 13, 2018

The AOM is pleased to announce a successful second year of supporting midwife-led research initiatives in Ontario! This year three recipients in the mentored-level category and four recipients in the career-level category have been awarded with midwifery research grants. Each of these unique projec…


Home Birth: It's Safe. And it's a Choice You Have.

Date: March 5, 2018

Today, the Association of Ontario Midwives launches a new campaign to promote midwifery-attended home birth as a birth place option for Ontario families. The campaign, using a mix of radio and digital ads, aims to raise awareness and education about home birth, especially for those who may have nev…


Beloved Ottawa Midwife Retires

Date: February 20, 2018

Teresa Bandrowska, known as one of the original 60 "Michener midwives," recently celebrated her retirement from clinical practice. Long-time colleague Bobbi Soderstrom writes of the celebration, "It was a very sweet event with the group singing a song to her and presenting her with an absolutely be…


AOM Applauds Safe Access to Abortion Services Act

Date: February 2, 2018

On Feb. 1, 2018, the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act came into effect. This law protects facilities that offer abortion services, as well as the homes and offices of health professionals and staff who provide these services. Safe access zones prohibit activity, including protesting, that may i…


Protecting the Seeds at the Bay of Quinte

Date: February 2, 2018

The AOM’s Indigenous Midwifery team recently visited midwife Dorothy Green and the staff at Kenhtè:ke Midwives in Tyendinaga – one of the first groups to receive funding under the new Indigenous Midwifery Program at the Ministry of Health last year. The visit was an excellent opportunity to cele…