LAST CHANCE! Deadline: August 1
CAM’s Virtual Conference is back! Join us in November for a series of online presentations, workshops, panels, and roundtable discussions, on the latest in midwifery research and practice. Share knowledge with some of the most inspiring and insightful leaders in midwifery today. The deadline to submit your proposal is this Sunday August 1, 2021.
The discovery of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School is a sobering discovery which confirms what Indigenous communities have long known. While we collectively grieve, this news effects our Indigenous colleagues at the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives in profound ways. This news takes an enormous toll on the hearts and energy of our Indigenous midwife colleagues, as they work continuously to care for their communities whilst grieving with their families and communities.
A new report from the Canadian Association of Midwives and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives highlights that most midwives and midwifery students who responded to the Knowledge Assessment Survey on Family Violence work with people who are vulnerable to family violence. However, they are more likely to work with people vulnerable to intimate partner violence compared to child maltreatment.
- How practicing midwives describe their roles in mitigating family violence
- Best practices and challenges in recognizing and responding to family violence
- Systemic barriers to addressing family violence
- Gaps in knowledge, skills and resources
CAM, NACM, CAM Ed, CMRC, and SMAC have issued a joint statement on the closure of the Laurentian University Midwifery program.
This is your chance to improve your practice, deliver excellent care to your clients, and share with colleagues across the country and around the world. Take a look through the upcoming midwifery webinars and online learning opportunities and sign up today. Register >
On January 27 & 28 2021, the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) was honoured to participate, along with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM), at the Federal government’s dialogue to advance a national action plan to eliminate anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian healthcare. This dialogue follows the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan. Joyce, and so many other Indigenous people, regularly face deadly and demeaning racism when seeking care. Read more >