The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) is the professional organization representing midwives and the practice of midwifery in the province of Ontario. The organization provides peer support including educational and professional development, promote midwifery research, represent midwives to the Ministry of Health and promote the profession.
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) are the national organizations representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. In partnership, NACM and CAM provide leadership and advocacy for accessible, autonomous, and publicly funded midwifery.
The mission of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association is to improve the health of Indigenous Peoples, by supporting Indigenous Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Indigenous Health Nursing. In advancing this mission, the Association will engage in activities related to recruitment and retention, member support, consultation, research and education.
The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council is a network of provincial and territorial regulatory authorities. Collectively, the CMRC regulates the profession of midwifery, setting and maintaining high standards of practice, and ensuring regulatory harmony across the country. The CMRC provides leadership in maintaining a strong regulatory framework through its work in setting the Canadian Midwifery Competencies, establishing national standards for midwifery practice, administering the national Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination, and approving educational and bridging programs. This site provides a comprehensive listing of midwifery associations in Canada and beyond.
The College of Midwives of Ontario (CMO) was established to regulate the profession of midwifery. Information includes: standards of practice, registration, quality assurance, practice administration and more.
The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) exists to promote excellence in reproductive health for Inuit, First Nations, and Métis women. NACM represents professional development and practice needs of Aboriginal midwives to the responsible health authorities in Canada and the global community.
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (SGMT) is a group of midwives who offer maternity care to women from the City of Toronto, particularly those from the downtown area, and from the Aboriginal community. SGMT has privileges at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Toronto Birth Centre. Midwifery care is provided throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the first 6 weeks postpartum.
The mission of this UK-based association is to provide support, information, leadership and practical assistance for midwives, student midwives and others so that maternity services are woman-centered, compassionate and human-scaled.
The UK-based RCM was established in 1881 as the Matron's Aid or Trained Midwives Registration Society, but has existed under its present name since 1947. “We are the voice of midwifery and are the UK’s only trade union and professional organisation led by midwives for midwives and those that support them.”
The mission of this association is to strengthen Midwives' Associations and to advance the profession of midwifery globally by promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing women and in keeping birth normal, in order to enhance the reproductive health of women, their newborns, and their families. The Resources section of the site includes sections on Policy and Practice, Advocacy, Education, Regulation, and Research.