CAM’S VIRTUAL CONFERENCE IS BACK
November 2-5

 

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Only $100 for Members!

Midwifery Students – ONLY $25!

Dr. James Makokis is our Opening Keynote Speaker!

Dr. James Makokis leads one of North America’s most progressive family medical clinics serving both LGBTQ2+ and First Nation peoples from all over Canada. He is a proud Cree, Two-Spirit doctor from Saddle Lake First Nation in Northern, AB. Known as one of Canada’s most progressive doctors and experts on numerous topics, he is on a mission to serve marginalized populations and to change the outcomes for Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ peoples.

 

Join Dr. James Makokis as the Opening Keynote Speaker, November 2, 12:30pm-1:30pm, ET

Presented in partnership with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM)

Go to KNOVEMBER.CA for all the details >

 

Discover the full line up for this year’s Knovember Conference!

Join us for loads of live sessions and on-demand content, networking opportunities, casual socializing, and prizes.

  • 3 inspiring keynote speakers, including Dr. James Makokis
  • 17 live sessions – everything will be recorded and available for the entire month
  • 16 on-demand sessions ready for you whenever you like
  • 1 full-day Equity in Health Care Symposium, Nov 5
  • Fitness breaks throughout
  • Fun evening social on Tuesday, Nov 2
  • Extensive networking opportunities, including the lively Exhibit Hall
  • Games and prizes!

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 >

Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A message from CAM President 

September 30th, Orange Shirt Day, has been declared the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by the federal government. This is a time to honour survivors, their families, communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. Read more >

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.