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.

Who's signing

Javiera Quintana
Shannon Bennett
Muriel Spence
Marisa Scott
Chantal Faria
Libby Lucas
Kelly Kobitz
Karen Farbridge
Monique Wood
Alex Koens
Kelly Seymour
Jo-Ann Elo
Peter Bastedo
Amy Kervin
Lisa Sloniowski
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  • Jane Scott
    signed 2018-12-23 00:07:12 -0500
    4 children delivered safely and happily. Thank you Ontario midwives.
  • Lauren MacInnis
    signed via 2018-12-22 21:50:37 -0500
    Midwives provide an essential service to families. Helping and educating families with prenatal car, delivery the baby and supporting families after the birth. They are highly respected, knowledgeable and skilled. They are much needed!!
  • valerie copping
    signed 2018-12-22 21:31:50 -0500
  • Betty Haynes
    signed 2018-12-22 21:07:44 -0500
  • Javiera Quintana
    signed 2018-12-22 17:34:57 -0500
  • Marilyn Swartz
    signed 2018-12-22 14:14:03 -0500
  • James Venn
    signed 2018-12-22 14:06:11 -0500
  • Shannon Bennett
    signed 2018-12-22 08:35:15 -0500
  • Alana Maaskant
    signed 2018-12-22 07:38:49 -0500
  • Muriel Spence
    signed 2018-12-22 07:22:33 -0500
    So very important to keep our midwives funded. They provide an amazing service to families.
  • Lisa Robbins
    signed 2018-12-22 02:25:58 -0500
  • Marisa Scott
    signed 2018-12-21 23:38:33 -0500
  • Debra Scott
    signed via 2018-12-21 19:22:35 -0500
  • Chantal Faria
    signed 2018-12-21 16:09:22 -0500
  • Karly Dolski
    signed via 2018-12-21 16:07:24 -0500
  • Libby Lucas
    signed 2018-12-21 16:02:16 -0500
    Midwives provide a very high quality of healthcare to pregnant women, newborns and new mothers, as well as exceptional emotional support before and after childbirth. We need MORE midwives, not fewer. And they need to be better paid and better resourced, not have their funding yanked by a premier who’d rather fund a tax cut for himself and his rich friends than support women (well, mostly women) dedicated to helping women bring healthy babies into the world.
  • Kelly Kobitz
    signed via 2018-12-21 11:14:31 -0500
  • Karen Farbridge
    signed 2018-12-21 10:54:14 -0500
  • Monique Wood
    signed via 2018-12-21 10:32:56 -0500
  • Alex Koens
    signed 2018-12-21 09:37:33 -0500
  • Kelly Seymour
    signed via 2018-12-21 08:55:54 -0500
  • Jo-Ann Elo
    signed 2018-12-21 08:07:45 -0500
  • Jessica Bond
    signed 2018-12-21 07:35:00 -0500
  • Peter Bastedo
    signed via 2018-12-21 07:27:54 -0500
  • Clelia Scala
    signed 2018-12-21 05:32:12 -0500
  • Amy Kervin
    signed 2018-12-21 00:05:53 -0500
  • Anne Brûlé
    signed 2018-12-20 23:26:47 -0500
    Anne Brûlé
  • Lisa Sloniowski
    signed 2018-12-20 21:52:35 -0500
  • Carmen Kirschling
    signed 2018-12-20 21:21:16 -0500
  • Deborah Summers
    signed 2018-12-20 20:49:06 -0500
    Restore funding and stop the war on women!! This is an essential and needed service and these midwives are amazing – give them the pay they deserve. Remember you can be voted out and dont be surprised when it happens.