Workshop Session

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Conference Program: Workshop Session

Healing Midwifery Futures: Sharing a Framework to Move Forward Together

Inspired by Sara’s roots and connections to Indigenous knowledges and ways, this half-day morning workshop will have participants go on a past-present-future journey to tap into our collective wisdoms and take a look at potential futures for midwives in our province. We will explore generative models for problem-solving and decision-making from an intentional and inclusive space. Alone and together, participants will (re)connect to midwifery and meaning, (re)kindle diversity in thoughts and insights, and (re)imagine possibilities for midwifery futures.

Workshop Facilitator: Sara Wolfe, RM RN MBA ICD.D 
Sara Wolfe is an established executive leader and independent consultant who works through an equity lens at the intersections of health and wellbeing, governance, and impact. Sara is passionate about driving positive change and uplifting innovation and brings an interdisciplinary blend of design, development and strategy expertise with enterprising leadership contributions including Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto, the Toronto Birth Centre, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, and Equity Cubed. With a deep understanding of Indigenous communities grounded in 25 years of clinical and research practice, she is dedicated to creating transformative solutions that drive sustainable development, social equity, and cultural preservation. This includes leveraging her skills and experience to bridge Indigenous knowledge and leadership in all aspects of her work, and in the creation of meaningful opportunities for reconciliation. Sara is mixed Anishnawbe and white settler, and a proud citizen of Brunswick House First Nation in the Nishnabe-Aski Territory of Treaty 9.