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GOAL! Achieving equal pay on the soccer field

Date: June 22, 2022

The AOM applauds the perseverance of United States Women's National Team Players Association pursuing and achieving gender justice in sport. After years of fighting for equal pay in professional soccer, the United States Soccer Federation (US Soccer), the United States Women's National Team Pl…

Midwives deliver - on World Refugee Day and every day

Date: June 15, 2022

Monday, June 20, is World Refugee Day, a date designated by the United Nations to honour the courage and strength of people who have fled their home country to escape persecution or conflict. The date presents an opportunity to foster empathy for the challenges faced by refugees around the world and to acknowledge the resilience required to rebuild their lives. In honour of World Refugee Day, five midwives who devote a significant amount of their time and work to providing supports and services to refugee populations in their communities share their stories.

Midwives keep winning in fight to close the pay gap

Date: June 13, 2022

Midwives have emerged winners once again, following another failed legal appeal initiated by the Ford government. Now the highest court in the province, the Ontario Court of Appeal, has also ruled unanimously in favour of midwives. Affirming the government of Ontario is responsible for systematically discriminating against midwives because their work is so deeply associated with women’s care work, the court upheld earlier court orders directing government to take concrete action to close the gender pay gap.

Standing up for reproductive justice: Ontario Election 2022

Date: May 25, 2022

This election, the Association of Ontario Midwives is calling on all political party leaders to commit to the following priorities: PRIORITY: Government invest in bringing birth home to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities PRIORITY: Government to (finally!) close the gender pay gap for midwives PRIORITY: Government to prioritize reproductive health care

Recognizing Outstanding Midwifery Leaders: Liz Darling

Date: March 1, 2022

After 14 years of engagement on numerous AOM committees, work groups and task forces, Dr. Liz Darling is taking a step back from active involvement in association work. During this time, Liz led and/or participated in several important projects that have been instrumental in the advancement of t…

AOM's Emergency Skills Workshop 2021: Year in Review

Date: February 22, 2022

The ESW program had a busy 2021, recertifying a record 465 midwives despite having to cancel seven ESWs due to COVID lockdowns. AOM staff worked hard to ensure midwives could receive in-person training in emergency skills safely with measures and precautions (PDF, 788 KB) to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. See the ESW 2021 Year in Review Infographic for a snapshot of 2021 ESW achievements.

Ministry of Health releases summary of GBA+ assessment

Date: December 1, 2021

The Ministry of Health has released a summary of the GBA+ report conducted by Canada Equality Consulting (CEC), as directed by the Remedial Order of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).