Knovember 2021 Call for Abstracts

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 July 15, 2021.

Submit your proposal >

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 >

NEW! Webinars & Online Learning

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 >

NEW! Resources Page

We’ve created a new page to help you access some of the most useful resources, research and national projects we have. It’s a work in progress so visit often for new updates. Visit page >

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.