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Experiences of racism among Ontario BIPOC midwives and students

Date: March 4, 2020

Canadian study looks at racism in midwifery: In 2019, a research study was conducted by staff members Feben Aseffa, RM, MHM and Lwam Mehari, MPH to understand how racism manifests in midwifery and what solutions need to be implemented to dismantle its prevalence...



FGM/C Network called the midwives! And the AOM answered

Date: February 4, 2020

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) was approached by the End FGM/C Canada Network to support communities who have lived experienced with, and are working to end, female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C). In Nov…


Midwives Engaging MPPs

Date: November 1, 2019

  Ontario midwives have been busy this fall, and not just catching babies, negotiating a new contract and navigating the OHT process. Across the province midwives have been engaged in political advocacy – advocating for change in their local communities and raising the profile of midw…


Pay equity - midwives determined despite long road to close the gap

Date: September 25, 2019

Right now, the gender pay gap in Ontario is 30%.Women on average earn only 70 cents on the male dollar. The pay gap is not just about gender. The gap increases when intersecting with other forms of discrimination such as those experienced by women who are Indigenous, racialized, immigrants,…



Midwifery Investment an Important Step in Healthcare Reform

Date: July 8, 2019

St Jacobs, ON – Today, Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced that the Ontario government will invest in improving access to midwifery care. The announcement includes additional funding to invest in the growth of midwifery.  With this funding, midwives will be able to provide care for …


Victory for reproductive rights at the Ontario Court of Appeal

Date: May 21, 2019

On May 15, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), to uphold a decision made against the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, The Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies, and Canadian Physicians for Life…


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…