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  • 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."

    2,357 signatures

    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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  • rsvped +1 for Women's March Canada: Sarnia-Lambton 2018-11-19 11:52:48 -0500

    Women's March Canada: Sarnia-Lambton

    Women's March Canada: Sarnia-Lambton acknowledges that the land on which we gather is part of the traditional territory of the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi and Delaware Nations. These Indigenous Nations, known as the Anishinaabeg and Lunaapeew, agreed through their ancestral languages to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities to the environment.

    WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world we will be marching to show that the progress made in 2017 and 2018 was not enough. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country. If you think 2018 was a loud year for women, well - you ain't seen nothing yet!

    Women’s organizations in Sarnia-Lambton invite you to save the date for a timely conversation about women’s issues and practical tools for community organizing and lobbying in Sarnia-Lambton. 

    Join the #womenswave! Save the date - time and meeting place subject to change.

    January 19, 2019 at 12pm
    255 Christina St N
    Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
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