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Position Statements

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.

CAM Responds to Midwifery Today’s Choice of Conference Venue with Openly Homophobic Policy

“We believe that all midwives and midwifery practices can and should provide an environment where every individual is welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. It is critical for midwives to honour and respect all people’s right to self-determination as well as their right to receive health care that is free from discrimination, transphobia, homophobia and prejudice. Women and women’s health care will not benefit by refusing to recognize or include the rights of others.”

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

CAM is committed to health promotion and harm reduction pertaining to the legalization and regulated use of recreational cannabis products.

CAM Statement on Changes to the Ontario Health Curriculum

CAM supports the Association of Ontario Midwives and shares their position that the health curriculum in Ontario should include information about LGBTQ communities and teach students about safety, their bodies and consent.