The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) are partnering with McMaster University on a project to build the capacity of midwives to recognize and respond safely to family violence. The three-year project centres around the development of teaching materials, continuing education trainings, and practical resources. Through this program, we aim to reach thousands of midwives and their clients, with the potential of reaching up to 18,000 people per year. The project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Read the complete Knowledge Assessment Survey Report and discover the challenges faced by midwives.

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Explore our professional development training series and our pre-service curriculum on Addressing Family Violence.

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Discover clinical resources, tools and backgrounders to help you in your own practice and better serve your clients and communities.

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About the project

The educational curriculum, professional development trainings, and clinical resources in this project have been informed by the Violence, Evidence, Guidance, Action (VEGA) Project’s online platform of evidence-based guidance and education resources. VEGA was developed with support from the Public Health Agency of Canada (2015-2020), and 22 national organizations, including the Canadian Association of Midwives and National Aboriginal Council of Midwives, to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence.


For more information about Midwives Recognize and Respond to Family Violence, please contact Elvira Truglia, Project Lead, Knowledge Translation for Gender-Based Violence Prevention: