Inter-Pares Honours NACM
May 8, 2019
Each year, Inter Pares honors the work of a Canadian social justice organization with the Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award – this year’s theme is sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Inter Pares is thrilled to recognize the inspiring work of Clinic 554 and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives with this year’s Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award. For the first time ever, the selection committee has chosen two critical organizations to receive the award: one which is the only out-of-hospital access for abortion services and sole LGBTQ clinic in New Brunswick; and the other which is working towards the sustainable return of birth to Indigenous communities. The award was presented in Ottawa, on April 29th at the Inter Pares Activist Fair: Conversations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. NACM Co-Chair Claire Dion Fletcher received this award on behalf of NACM.
“NACM is very excited to be receiving the Peter Gillespie Social Justice Award. We are honoured to have our work recognized by Inter Pares as we continue our work of bringing birth back to our communities. We would also like to thank the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) for nominating NACM. Your ongoing support and ally-ship is truly amazing! This banner was created with funding from Inter Pares and was on display during the Activist Fair. As part of the award, NACM will also receive some support for our ongoing advocacy work.”
– Alisha Nicole Apale, Director, National Aboriginal Council of Midwives