Media Releases




Ford government ordered by Human Rights Tribunal to end discrimination

Date: February 21, 2020

Media Advisory Midwives Elizabeth Brandeis and Liz Fraser, alongside human rights lawyer Mary Cornish, will present and respond to new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to the Ford government. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code protects against discriminatory compensation pract…


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 …



Indigenous Midwifery Charts New Path for Healthy Beginnings at Summit

Date: February 8, 2019

Thunder Bay The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM), in collaboration with Chiefs of Ontario, Grand Council Treaty #3, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, and Indigenous Services Canada is hosting a summit to chart the path forward for Indigenous Midwifery.&nbs…


Landmark legal decision for midwives and pay equity

Date: September 25, 2018

Toronto – This week, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a landmark decision in the Association of Ontario Midwives case against the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, finding in favour of midwives. The Tribunal ordered government to take steps to close the pay equity gap for midwives…



Midwives Launch Campaign to Promote Safety of Home Birth

Date: March 4, 2018

TORONTO – March 5, 2018 – The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) has launched a campaign to promote midwifery-attended home birth as a safe and responsible choice. "Midwives attend births at home, in hospital and in birth centres," says Elizabeth Brandeis, RM, president of the Association of Ont…