Government of Canada Supports Initiatives to Prevent and Address Family Violence

Today, as the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence start with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural and Economic Development, announced more than $3.4 million to support three initiatives aimed at preventing family violence and supporting survivors.

CAM is grateful to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for funding for our three-year project titled Recognize and Respond: Building Midwives’ Capacity to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment.


In partnership and collaboration with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and McMaster University, the project’s goal is to build the capacity of midwives and Indigenous midwives to recognize and respond safely to family violence. With this project, we hope that early intervention will mitigate the devastating long-term impact of family violence on physical, psychological, and social health.

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#16Days of Action to End Gender Based Violence

Every year, from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day), allies all over the world observe the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is an opportunity to come together to call out, speak up and renew our commitment to end gender-based violence.
What is Gender Based Violence Violence?…/types-of-gender-based-violence

Knovember is over

Thanks for making Knovember such a great success. Over 300 people joined us from across Canada and around the world to share knowledge and strengthen our community. All the sessions were recorded and will be available on the platform until the end of December. Just login here and browse to sessions you missed or anything you’d like to see again.


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

Anti-Oppression Statement: Health Cannot be Achieved without Justice

June 3, 2020 – As midwives, we have the responsibility of life within our hands every day. As we watch horrified by yet another killing of a black man in the US, we are reminded of our responsibilities to the essential work that is still required to combat racism right here at home. Injustice, inequity, and oppression aren’t someone else’s houseguests. They are ours and sometimes we are also that houseguest. Until we understand how to awaken, act, and do the work, we will continue to dwell in the denial that has allowed racial inequities to thrive.

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