CAM’S VIRTUAL CONFERENCE IS BACK
November 2-5

 

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Get your ticket before Sept 20 and SAVE 25%
Only $75 for members with our earlybird special!

Midwifery Students – ONLY $25!

 

Join us in November for the latest in midwifery research and practice, compelling keynote speakers, panels, discussions, networking and more!  Share knowledge with some of the most inspiring and insightful leaders in midwifery today.

Your ticket includes:

  • 3.5 days of live programming
  • Hours of on-demand content that will be available throughout the entire month
  • Recordings of all the sessions available for the entire month
  • Full-day Equity in Health Care Symposium, Friday Nov 5
  • Networking opportunities
  • An exhibit hall full of exciting partners

Go to KNOVEMBER.CA for all the details >

Make a Difference this Election

As we head into a federal election on September 20, 2021, CAM is focusing our advocacy efforts in asking all parties to commit to increasing investments in the sustainable growth of Indigenous midwifery, including a National Indigenous-led education framework and engagement in the ongoing partnership with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives.

In partnership with NACM, we have provided an easy and direct way to communicate with your local federal representatives, asking them to commit to making Indigenous midwifery and Indigenous midwifery education a priority.

We invite you to add your voice to the voices of midwives across the country. Let them know that the time has come to finally close the sexual and reproductive health gaps for Indigenous communities.

Workshop: Opening Doors, Breaking Down Barriers

Only 9 spots left! Book your spot before it’s sold out.

Next session: Sept 16, 2021. 1pm ET

Price: $50 for an intensive 75-minute workshop plus workbook and session notes.

Don’t forget to fill out the workbook as soon as you register! You’ll receive it in your confirmation email.

Are you and your colleagues looking for ways to enhance racial equity and reduce barriers for Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals?

Opening Doors, Breaking Down Barriers will provide opportunities to assess, generate and share best practices for creating racially-equitable workplaces.

Learn more about the workshop >

Registration Open for Annual General Meeting

Registration for this year’s AGM is now open!

The AGM will be online. Wednesday. October 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

All CAM members are encouraged to participate and to vote!

Register Now >

Read more about the AGM >

Canadian Association of Midwives Statement on Discovery at former Kamloops Residential School

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.

Continue reading >

Recognizing and Responding to Family Violence: New Report

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.

 

This is one of the findings of an assessment survey conducted by CAM and NACM to identify gaps in knowledge and skills in recognizing and responding to family violence. The survey results will help CAM and NACM adapt and develop resources to meet midwives’ needs as part of a three-year project to build midwives’ capacity to address family violence.
  • 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

Read the report here >

Statement on the Closure of the Laurentian University Midwifery Program

CAM, NACM, CAM Ed, CMRC, and SMAC have issued a joint statement on the closure of the Laurentian University Midwifery program.

Read the statement here >

National Action Plan to Eliminate Anti-Indigenous Racism

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 >

 

COVID-19

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Useful information for the general public and for midwives can be found here.