@womensmarchSask tweeted link to Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives. 2018-12-16 12:47:07 -0500
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."2,562 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.
Women's March Canada: Saskatoon
Women's March Canada - Saskatoon would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory, the traditional territory of Cree peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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The 2017 march was planned in six days after Alice de Cloedt was inspired by a speech by Barack Obama encouraging us to become participants in local communities and act as global citizens (here is the speech). Along with a neighbour, Karen Brander and friend Courtenay Hughes, they set about planning their first ever march and rally. During the 100 days that followed Women’s March Saskatoon participated in the 10 Actions 100 Days campaign, galvanized by activity south of the Canadian border. We also hosted a collection event for Moontime Sisters; assisted in organizing the 2017 March for Science Saskatoon and held a roundtable discussion on Pay Equity in Saskatchewan.
The 2018 march saw Julia Vincent Price and Alice de Cloedt working in collaboration with Catherine Gendron of Climate Justice Saskatoon as well as support from CUPE, SEIU West, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and a host of other individuals from all sections of Saskatoon society. We are excited now to move forward with ventures aiming to raise awareness of women’s rights issues affecting Saskatchewan, Canada, and the world. We hope that you will join and support our work, whether through attendance, donations, or the simple act of spreading the word. We are all in this together as we look back and march forward!
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