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Black Lives Matter—confronting anti-Black racism

Date: June 3, 2020

The acts of anti-Black racism that we are witnessing are not isolated incidents and they have deep impact on our community: they are felt heavily by our Black midwives, students and clients, and as a profession we have a responsibility to confront it. The recent display of anti-Black racism in the …

In the face of the pandemic, midwives adapt, respond, persist

Date: May 29, 2020

While so many life events have been postponed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, babies continue to be born around the clock, making perinatal care an essential service that cannot be put on pause. But it’s not business as usual for midwives in Ontario, who continue to provide primary car…

President Jasmin Tecson – PPE, pandemic pay and pay equity

Date: May 6, 2020

Jasmin Tecson, midwife at Seventh Generation Midwives in Toronto became president of the AOM board of directors on May 5, 2020. The AOM asked Jasmin some questions, so that midwives far and wide could get to know her better.

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,…