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

Rachel Bender
Hannah Morgan
Robert Prenovault
Josephine Winterfeld
Kristen Bennett
lisbeth berbary
Jaimie Chapman
Glen Gaston
April Dickin
Karolina Rachtan
Charli Lessard
Jodie Kanary
Ian McPhedran
Rachel McLean
Jessic Bryson
Karen Napper
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  • Rachel Bender
    signed via 2018-12-19 09:33:25 -0500
  • Kaytlyn Creutzberg
    signed via 2018-12-19 09:31:16 -0500
    This is one of the most important/ only services specifically directed to the care of women when they need it the most support. We need more, not less of care specifically for women. Why transfer these health care costs to expensive health institution when we can do it more cheaply and effectively through naturopaths, chiropractors, homeopaths, (nurse practitioners) and MIDWIVES.
  • Barb Scheffler
    signed 2018-12-19 09:15:29 -0500
  • Hannah Morgan
    signed via 2018-12-19 08:59:14 -0500
  • Diana Maloney
    signed via 2018-12-19 08:50:43 -0500
    Diana Maloney
  • Dorothy Willms
    signed via 2018-12-19 08:50:12 -0500
    Dorothy Willms
  • Robert Prenovault
    signed via 2018-12-19 08:33:41 -0500
  • Roohen Tarighat
    signed 2018-12-19 08:23:02 -0500
  • Marilyn E. Smith
    signed via 2018-12-19 08:05:44 -0500
  • Josephine Winterfeld
    signed via 2018-12-19 07:42:30 -0500
  • Kristen Bennett
    signed 2018-12-19 07:41:32 -0500
  • lisbeth berbary
    signed 2018-12-19 07:25:21 -0500
  • Jaimie Chapman
    signed 2018-12-19 06:53:08 -0500
  • Glen Gaston
    signed 2018-12-19 06:37:34 -0500
  • April Dickin
    signed 2018-12-19 06:22:28 -0500
  • Heather Lawrence
    signed via 2018-12-18 23:01:01 -0500
  • Karolina Rachtan
    signed 2018-12-18 22:18:31 -0500
  • Charli Lessard
    signed 2018-12-18 22:16:59 -0500
  • Jodie Kanary
    signed 2018-12-18 22:15:19 -0500
  • Ian McPhedran
    signed via 2018-12-18 22:07:39 -0500
  • Rachel McLean
    signed 2018-12-18 21:47:47 -0500
  • Jessic Bryson
    signed 2018-12-18 21:46:42 -0500
  • Steven Gellman
    signed 2018-12-18 21:41:42 -0500
  • Janet Griffiths-Maxymiw
    signed via 2018-12-18 21:32:45 -0500
    Stop these cuts which will impact the physical and psychological health of women and babies and will impact the financial health of women who deliver this important care. A callous, disgraceful action by a cruel provincial government.
  • Karen Napper
    @lionking6 tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-18 21:06:01 -0500
    Sign the petition: Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives. We support midwives. Attn: @celliottability #OntarioMidwives #ONPoli https://www.womensmarchcanada.com/restore_all_provincial_funding_to_ontario_college_of_midwives?recruiter_id=63183
  • Karen Napper
    signed 2018-12-18 21:05:42 -0500
    Midwives are very important. They take the time to care.
  • Erinn Brooks
    signed 2018-12-18 20:57:08 -0500
  • Lisa Irwin
    signed 2018-12-18 20:47:04 -0500
  • Nancy McDonough
    signed 2018-12-18 20:44:40 -0500
  • Gayle Valeriote
    signed 2018-12-18 20:38:03 -0500