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

Melissa Corey
John Grainger
Rosario Topete
Erin Lynch
Kate Watsa
Janet Mullin
Kate McCord
Bunny Safari
Carolynne Champagne
Jane Lewis
janet abraham
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  • Brenda Dusek
    signed 2018-12-18 12:55:42 -0500
  • Melissa Corey
    signed 2018-12-18 12:54:19 -0500
  • Merlyn Baxter-Jeffery
    signed 2018-12-18 12:53:17 -0500
  • Katherine Clark
    signed 2018-12-18 12:46:27 -0500
    I did not vote for you and do not support you Doug Ford.

    Funding for the College of Midwives is crucial for the

    health of women and babies in Ontario.

    Your cuts to this much needed organization speak volumes

    about you.
  • Una Baker
    signed 2018-12-18 12:45:15 -0500
  • Tracey Carnahan
    signed 2018-12-18 12:44:29 -0500
  • John Grainger
    signed via 2018-12-18 12:35:57 -0500
  • Rosario Topete
    signed 2018-12-18 12:20:50 -0500
  • Erin Lynch
    signed 2018-12-18 12:10:12 -0500
  • Kate Watsa
    signed 2018-12-18 12:08:09 -0500
  • Jeannette Gaudet
    signed 2018-12-18 12:04:22 -0500
    Jeannette Gaudet
  • Janet Mullin
    signed 2018-12-18 12:00:54 -0500
  • Kate McCord
    signed 2018-12-18 11:54:56 -0500
  • Hayley Clarke
    signed 2018-12-18 11:46:07 -0500
    Taking away money from from the college of midwives directly impacts the rights and freedoms of women in a negative way. This needs to be revised and returned to previous standards if not improved on.
  • Helga Thiessen
    signed 2018-12-18 11:36:40 -0500
  • Rachel Gruber
    signed 2018-12-18 11:26:23 -0500
    Rachel Gruber
  • Abby Sosa
    signed 2018-12-18 10:55:32 -0500
    As I am currently pregnant and going through this with a Midwife, this is horrible to read and see. Ford is ruining healthcare for the future generation.
  • Bunny Safari
    signed 2018-12-18 10:54:46 -0500
  • Josey Thong
    signed 2018-12-18 10:51:03 -0500
  • Marjorie Horèism
    signed 2018-12-18 10:41:13 -0500
    Stop the cuts in Ontario.
  • Carolynne Champagne
    signed 2018-12-18 10:30:35 -0500
  • Jane Lewis
    signed 2018-12-18 10:21:24 -0500
  • Glo Garnett
    signed 2018-12-18 10:15:51 -0500
    Glo Garnett do you not understand how much these cuts will affect the entire health care system You fools!!!
  • janet abraham
    signed 2018-12-18 10:13:44 -0500
  • Maternal Goddess™
    @MaternalGoddess tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-18 10:09:52 -0500
    Sign the petition: Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives. We support midwives. Attn: @celliottability #OntarioMidwives #ONPoli
  • Nadine Woods
    signed 2018-12-18 10:07:59 -0500
  • Steph Hayes
    signed 2018-12-18 10:07:36 -0500
  • anthony frizzell
    signed 2018-12-18 10:04:02 -0500
    Both of my daughters were born with the help of midwives, my second daughter was born directly into my hands on our bed and they should not be made to suffer financially when they already save the government so much money from keeping pregnant women out of hospitals, if these people just stop delivering babies I wonder how long it would take for FAT BOY to realize how much they are needed.!!! Doug Ford is no different than Kathleen Wynne, meaning they are thieves and liars, hell awaits them both…!!!
  • Carole Bourque
    signed 2018-12-18 09:53:42 -0500
  • Joan van der Meer
    signed via 2018-12-18 09:48:18 -0500
    Midwives provide invaluable support to mothers and babies in Ontario.