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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…



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…