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Webinars, Workshops and more

Throughout the year, CAM brings you lots of exciting webinars, workshops and other learning opportunities. Many of these include a Certificate of Attendance and count towards your Continued Professional Development as a midwife.

Come back to this page often to see all the upcoming events or to watch recordings of past learning opportunities.

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Discover CAM’s new abortion care resources for midwives!

Through the CART Access Project, CAM developed several resources to support the integration of midwives as abortion care providers in Canada. The aim of this presentation is provide an overview of some of these new resources and to enhance midwives’ knowledge of the midwifery model of abortion care.

The presentation was delivered in both English and French. June 2024

The new abortion care resources are here:
The presentation slide deck is here:

Please provide your feedback on the new CAM resources:

Additional resources mentioned during the presentation

The CART Access project | CART-GRAC (

CART-CAP-MoRE-Summit202-low-res.pdf (

Roots of Change: A step-by-step advocacy guide for expanding access to safe abortion – Ipas

Midwife-Led Abortion Care – Canadian Association of Midwives (

CAM AGM 2024

CAM held its 2024 AGM on June 12. Governance Reforms is an important topic and there will be a special members meeting about it in the fall. Also, in the fall CAM will launch CAM Learns a new e-learning platform to deliver online training and learning opportunities.

The slide deck for the AGM is available here:

The 2023 Annual Report is available here:

To access the resources mentioned during the AGM, go to the Resources Menu, at the top of this page.

Information on abortion care is here:
Information on recognizing and responding to family violence is here:

Motivational interviewing: a promising approach to reducing vaccine hesitancy

Motivational interviewing is an approach that has been used for many years in many areas of healthcare. It has been adapted to discuss childhood immunization with parents. As part of the EMMIE program, this evidence-based, caring approach is now being implemented in maternity wards in Quebec, with a notable impact on reducing vaccine hesitancy among parents. This webinar will present the basic principles of motivational interviewing (MI). It will also include a testimonial from a Quebec midwife who overcame her vaccine hesitancy through motivational interviewing. Recorded March 2024

Slide deck: Andrea Houle – Hésitation vaccinale

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Emerging Tools for Clinicians

Vaccine hesitancy is defined as an attitude resulting in delay or refusal of vaccines. While this phenomenon is complex, research shows a recommendation from a trusted health care provider helps address it. Although midwifery scope varies, midwives are responsible for providing immunization counselling and education, as well as recommending appropriate resources. This presentation will provide an overview of vaccine hesitancy and vaccine acceptance, what we’ve learned about midwives’ opinions on the topic and share emerging tools for clinicians. The aim is to provide an understanding of the complex topic of vaccine hesitancy and ways to address it. Recorded March 12, 2024

(available for CAM Members only. Please login to access this video)

Showcasing Excellence in IBPOC Research

“Showcasing Excellence: Empowering IBPOC Midwifery Researchers” is a groundbreaking webinar hosted on February 26th from 12-2pm EST. This event proudly features 4-5 dynamic 10-minute presentations, unveiling the impactful research conducted by IBPOC midwives and midwifery students. Delve into topics such as health inequities in maternal care access and combating racism in midwifery. Following the presentations, engage in a quick Q+A session to explore research, grad school, and publishing. This initiative, supported by Health Canada and the CAM, aims to advance racial equity in Canada while celebrating IBPOC academic excellence. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and empower. Recorded Feb 26, 2024. See the speaker bios.

Slide Decks

Updates in Pediatric RSV Prevention for Midwifery Practice with Dr. Jasleen Kaur Grewal

The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants with significant morbidity and a risk of hospitalization. Novel RSV prevention strategies have emerged. This webinar will provide midwives with information regarding the changing landscape of pediatric RSV prevention in the Canadian context. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of RSV, its impact on public health, and an understanding of new developments in RSV prevention including vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. The aim of the webinar is to enhance midwives’ knowledge and confidence to provide counselling to clients. Recorded: February 9, 2024

INFO SESSION – Empowering IBPOC Midwifery Researchers Opportunity

This initiative aims to celebrate IBPOC academic achievements focusing on research impacting equity-deserving communities, ultimately advancing racial equity in Canada. Program Highlights: CAM invites IBPOC midwifery researchers with publish-ready or recently published work (within 3-5 years) to apply. Successful applicants may receive remuneration between $1,000 to $5,000 to support visibility and publication of their research. The focus is on projects advancing racial equity in Canada. Open to IBPOC researchers and students in Canada showcasing academic excellence. Projects focusing on health impacts in equity-deserving communities are encouraged. This session will answer questions and help with applications.

Selected applicants will also be invited to present their work at a special online Showcase in February.

Your work will also be featured in a dedicated section of the CAM website.

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2024.

Here is the slide deck

Learn more about how to apply

Demystifying What it is to Work as a Midwife in Atlantic Canada

This 90-minute session, presented by the leadership of the Atlantic Midwifery Associations, will demystify what it is to work under an employee model in the Atlantic. The session will include breakout groups where you can ask questions and learn about specific opportunities being offered in PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Hosted by: CAM President CJ Blennerhassett

Speakers: Brianna Thompson (AMNL), Jessica MacDonald (ANSM), Brittany Stairs (AMNB), Joyce England and Melissa Roberts (PEIMA).

Recorded on Nov 17, 2023

CAM AGM 2023

Midwives as Abortion Providers: Moving Advocacy Forward

Recorded March 10, 2023. In partnership with Action Canada. A 90-min presentation for midwives and their allies to move advocacy forward for midwives as abortion providers. 

Access to safe and legal abortion is a human right and providing abortion care and post abortion care is part of the role of Canadian midwives. Our partners at Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights will present their new Policy Brief on Abortion and make the case that midwives have an essential role to play in increasing access. 

Action Canada will provide simple and effective ways to to analyze your area and discover potential avenues to create movement on this issue. 

Slides from the presentation

Action Canada Policy Brief

IPPF How to talk about abortion: a rights-based messaging guide

CAM Position Statement: Midwives’ Provision of Abortion

Midwives as Vaccinators in Health Systems in Canada

Recorded February 9, 2023 from 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Join us for our first Community of Practice meeting, where our two Knowledge Leads, Kirsty Bourret, (Midwife, PhD) and Cristina Mattison (PhD) will share their findings on the role Midwives have as vaccinators in Canada. For more information

Read the Policy Brief: Investing in Midwifery Associations

Webinar: A Focus on Copper IUDs for Midwifery Practice

Recorded: 2021-05-27

This webinar will provide midwives with introductory information regarding the use of copper IUDs in the Canadian context.  It will explore advantages, contraindications, recommendations, counseling, and insertion techniques. The aim of the webinar is to enhance midwives’ knowledge and confidence to provide counselling to postpartum clients seeking highly effective, non-hormonal contraception.

Presentation slide deck: 2021 Focus on Copper Intrauterine Contraception

Webinar: Vaccines – We can talk about it

Recorded: 2021-03-22

Join Kim Campbell, Jasmine Chatelaine and Wendy Pringle as they look at vaccines and how to talk about them. We’ll look at the challenges and opportunities around making an informed-choice decision, and the role of midwives can play. We’ll also look at a new stand-alone educational model for midwives developed in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.

Get Out of Your Own Way with Carol Cameron

Do you want to grow in your profession, expand your influence, create meaningful change, innovate and lead? Do you have a treasure trove of great ideas that never make it past your own thoughts? 

What’s New in Contraception with Nicole Todd

Understand the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Updated Guidance during Pandemics & Periods of Social Disruption on contraception and women’s health, as well as the definition of “essential” services.

Early Secondary Perineal Repair with Sara Kindberg from GynZone

Since 2013 Aarhus University Hospital has offered all women a postnatal check-up 2-3 days after birth. We provide services for approx. 4.000 vaginal births annually. More than 90% of primiparous women sustain perineal injury or lacerations to the labial area that requires surgical repair following vaginal birth.