Media Releases

Midwives and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Sign Relationship Accord

Date: March 25, 2021

Media Release TORONTO: The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is honoured to embark in a partnership with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) through the signing of an historic relationship accord.   A ceremony was held over Zoom. The Accord will work to return Indigenous midwifery with…





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 Health Care 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…