Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives

Another cut affecting primarily women.

"Doug Ford's government has revoked current and future funding for the College of Midwives of Ontario, the regulatory body that oversees more than 900 midwives and has had government support for 25 years."

In September 2018, the Ford government was told by the Tribunal to negotiate with midwives to end the pay equity gap. To date, the Ford Tories have refused to negotiate.

The statement said the changes will have no impact on the public. "We cannot cut our services and programs, as the College's work is mandated by our governing legislation," it said.

"It is likely that midwives will have to pay more to the College on an annual basis," the College added. "This is not news we wanted to share."

Whereas the College of Midwives is responsible for licensing and regulating the profession of midwifery; and the province of Ontario is responsible for funding medical care;

We the undersigned, as constituents and residents of Ontario, demand Ontario restore funding to the Ontario College of Midwives immediately.

Removing funding places the burden of financing the college on approximately 900 members whose fees are capped by the province.

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Anna Kiil
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Cathy Paton
Kelly Daxon
Melba Amos
Trish Barrett
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  • Vivian Murrill
    signed 2018-12-17 20:24:06 -0500
  • Janice Turner
    signed 2018-12-17 20:09:28 -0500
  • Nichole Vonk
    signed 2018-12-17 19:59:53 -0500
  • Anna Kiil
    signed via 2018-12-17 19:47:53 -0500
  • Andrea Leyser
    signed 2018-12-17 19:47:26 -0500
  • Hava Glick
    signed 2018-12-17 19:46:28 -0500
  • Christina De Winter
    signed 2018-12-17 19:36:16 -0500
  • Sarah Ohm
    signed 2018-12-17 19:34:58 -0500
  • Louise Wetering
    signed 2018-12-17 19:33:08 -0500
  • Eyal Orevi
    signed 2018-12-17 19:28:17 -0500
  • Magdalene Matchim
    signed 2018-12-17 19:24:51 -0500
  • Barbara Neufeld
    signed 2018-12-17 19:20:59 -0500
  • Rohan Walters
    signed 2018-12-17 19:12:36 -0500
    Midwives are and always have been, since recorded and pre-recorded time, one of the most fundamentally important participants to the health of children, mothers, and families in our communities. Midwives need more support not less. The return on investment for our Midwives is simply so large as to be not understood or not believed. Believe it. Research Midwive’s fundamental value to family health for yourselves. We should be investing more.
  • Jamie McKay
    signed 2018-12-17 19:07:09 -0500
  • Michele Bougie
    signed 2018-12-17 19:01:36 -0500
    Michele Bougie
  • Cathy Paton
    signed 2018-12-17 18:56:59 -0500
    Midwives are an essential service. Women’s health is at risk with such a cut to funding. Absolutely disgusting.
  • Tama Cross
    signed 2018-12-17 18:56:54 -0500
  • Nicole Beard
    signed 2018-12-17 18:28:42 -0500
  • Andy Holloway
    signed 2018-12-17 18:26:18 -0500
  • Kelly Daxon
    signed 2018-12-17 18:19:09 -0500
  • Melba Amos
    signed 2018-12-17 18:16:11 -0500
    Having used midwife services for my youngest child I feel very adamantly that the Ontario College of Midwives should have funding restored!!
  • Kathryn Gemmell
    signed 2018-12-17 18:14:24 -0500
  • Heidi Holmes
    signed 2018-12-17 17:41:30 -0500
  • Trish Barrett
    signed 2018-12-17 17:40:07 -0500
  • Lori-Anne Lucier
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  • Breanna Gowans
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