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

Vanessa Dawson
Dave Withers
Kelly Neall
Suzanne Smith
Susy Borlido
Chris Chanter
Lori Guest
Ria Pratt
Laureen Larabie
Elise Gordezky
Emily Martin
Devon Code
Kathy Francis
Connie Maley
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  • Vanessa Dawson
    signed 2018-12-20 08:31:17 -0500
  • Abbey Cressman
    signed 2018-12-20 08:31:07 -0500
  • Lori Hickling
    signed 2018-12-20 08:30:57 -0500
  • Dawn Leroux
    signed 2018-12-20 08:23:39 -0500
  • Sarah MacLachlan
    signed 2018-12-20 08:00:53 -0500
  • Dave Withers
    signed 2018-12-20 07:33:34 -0500
  • Kelly Neall
    signed 2018-12-20 07:12:17 -0500
  • Suzanne Smith
    signed 2018-12-20 06:47:39 -0500
  • Patti Lennox
    signed 2018-12-20 06:43:08 -0500
    Patti Lennox
  • Lisa McMillan
    signed 2018-12-20 06:19:02 -0500
  • Kristen Janzen
    signed 2018-12-20 05:39:02 -0500
  • Susy Borlido
    signed 2018-12-20 03:36:17 -0500
  • Bonnie Prentice
    signed 2018-12-20 00:32:01 -0500
    No words to express express my anger…
  • Chris Chanter
    signed 2018-12-20 00:29:00 -0500
  • Lori Guest
    signed 2018-12-20 00:12:52 -0500
  • Ria Pratt
    signed via 2018-12-19 22:45:29 -0500
  • Laureen Larabie
    signed 2018-12-19 22:25:32 -0500
    Dumbest move you’ve made so far. This course, and the graduates are essential to Ontario. They will help keep costs down for OHIP.
  • Vy Waller
    signed via 2018-12-19 21:58:32 -0500
    My midwife did many things for me that a doctor could not and would not do. When my breast were gorged at 11 PM at night who came to relieve me and help me settle my crying infant, my midwife. Who walked me through the days before and after my labour, My midwife. They can not be replaced and the safety they provide and the knowledge is unparalleled. What a huge mistake you have made.
  • Elise Gordezky
    signed 2018-12-19 21:36:21 -0500
  • Emily Martin
    signed via 2018-12-19 21:13:04 -0500
  • Bebhinn Jennings
    signed via 2018-12-19 20:57:33 -0500
    Bebhinn Jennings
  • Devon Code
    signed 2018-12-19 20:35:32 -0500
  • Neelan Rach
    signed 2018-12-19 19:35:16 -0500
  • Kathy Francis
    signed 2018-12-19 19:15:50 -0500
  • Peggy Leake
    signed 2018-12-19 19:04:37 -0500
  • Mardi Breton
    signed via 2018-12-19 18:59:50 -0500
  • Susan C Whelan
    signed 2018-12-19 18:03:25 -0500
    This makes no sense. Midwives provide better maternal care at lower cost than doctors, freeing doctors for other crucial needs. Why must the PCs always be taking the “progressive” out of their name? They should be called the “Regressive Conservatives” to more accurately describe their actions.
  • Wendy Dawson
    signed 2018-12-19 17:30:43 -0500
  • Catherine Duval-Russell
    signed 2018-12-19 16:55:01 -0500
    Midwives provide quality, affordable and safe care for women and their babies. The government has a responsibility to treat the College of Midwives of Ontario fairly.
  • Connie Maley
    signed 2018-12-19 16:44:42 -0500