Press Releases

Midwives applaud process to expand scope of practice

Date: September 20, 2017

Toronto, ON -- Ontario midwives applaud today’s announcement by the provincial government to expand the midwifery scope of practice to better align with patient needs. This exciting new direction has the potential to improve midwives’ ability to provide comprehensive, high-quality, client-centred c…


Midwives Celebrate Liberal Announcement for Aboriginal Midwifery

Date: February 9, 2017

(FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ON) – The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) celebrates the Liberal funding announced today to boost Aboriginal midwifery.

“As an Indigenous adoptee from the Oneida Nation of the Thames, I know first-hand the importance of the reclamation of Indigenous …


Home Birth in Ontario Safe, Expert Panel Confirms

Date: July 13, 2016

TORONTO, July 13, 2016 - A new guideline released by the Association of Ontario Midwives today confirms the safety of home birth and recommends it should be considered by all with low-risk pregnancies.

In developing the guideline, a panel reviewed Canadian evidence and found that mid…


Midwifery Pay Equity Hearings Begin at Tribunal Today

Date: June 1, 2016

TORONTO – Midwives and government each make opening statements today at a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) hearing regarding pay equity for midwives.

This legal action, brought by the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) on behalf of close to 800 midwives, alleges that midwiv…


Liberal Government Hypocritical When it Comes to Pay Equity and Midwives

Date: April 18, 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - Midwives live with a gender penalty on their compensation - each and every day. While the provincial wage gap is a staggering 29.4%, the gap for midwives is even wider, at 48%. Despite numerous promises to address the wage gap, Premier Wynne's g…


AOM Honours Those who Enrich & Champion the Profession of Midwifery

Date: April 15, 2016

TORONTO, April 15, 2016 – The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is very pleased to announce the award winners who will be honoured at their 32nd Annual General Meeting and Conference being held at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake from May 16-18. This year’s awards are being prese…