Alix Bacon

MESSAGE FROM CAM PRESIDENT

In these volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times, I am grateful to all the midwives, our Board members and staff. I look forward to future updates on our successes, our learnings, and how our work is increasing access to equitable midwifery services for everyone.

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL COUNCIL OF MIDWIVES

Throughout 2021, NACM has focused on four priority areas of work: Expanding Access to Community-Based Indigenous Midwifery Education; Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism; Advocacy: Federal Investment in Indigenous Midwifery; and Member and Community Engagement.

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GLOBAL REPORT

The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) believes that midwives play a unique and fundamental role in the provision of quality reproductive, maternal, and newborn health care – both in Canada, and internationally.

CAM’S NEW
THEORY OF CHANGE

The Canadian Association of Midwives launched earlier this year a new Theory of Change for 2021-2025, replacing our previous strategic plan. This new and exciting outcome-focused vision for our work is centered on our desired ultimate impact: equitable access to excellent sexual, reproductive, and newborn midwifery services for everyone. To achieve this, we have established 3 pillars: Advocacy, Association Strengthening and Promote Excellence. We’ve also updated our organizational values. Equity, Responsibility, Respect, and Integrity are now the values that guide our decision-making processes.

ADVOCACY

Advocate in partnership with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) and other midwifery associations to relevant governments for policy changes and funding to advance midwifery.

ASSOCIATION STRENGTHENING

Strengthen Associations to develop robust internal structures, organizational effectiveness, anti-oppressive frameworks, and financial capacity to lead RMNCH/SRHR programming and advocate for the profession.

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE

Promoting Excellence in midwifery practice, reproductive justice, and anti-oppressive approaches to health care by providing resources and learning opportunities and global health programming.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alberta
Chelsea Miklos

British Columbia
Alyson Jones

Manitoba
Sarah Davis

New Brunswick
Brittany Stairs

Newfoundland & Labrador
Brianna Thompson

Northwest Territories
Heather Heinrichs

Nova Scotia
CJ Blennerhassett

Nunavut
TBA

Ontario
Jasmin Tecson

Prince Edward Island
Joyce England

Québec
Josyane Giroux

Saskatchewan
Jessica Bailey

Yukon Territory
Kathleen Cranfield

NACM co-chairs
Carol Couchie & Claire Dion Fletcher

Student rep
Katrina Thiessen (outgoing)
Maheen Maryam (incoming)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President
Alix Bacon

Vice President
Elizabeth Brandeis

Secretary
Trish Langley Frempong

Treasurer
Sara Wolfe

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Tonia Occhionero