Midwifery in Ontario

Indigenous Midwifery

The province is expanding Indigenous midwifery services to provide culturally appropriate midwifery care immediately and help interested communities examine how Indigenous midwifery services could be developed in the future.

To help increase access to culturally appropriate midwifery care now and in the future, the province is supporting the establishment of the following Indigenous Midwifery programs:

  • Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, Fort William First Nation
  • K'Tigaaning Midwives, Nipissing First Nation
  • Kenhte:ke Midwives, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
  • Onkwehon:we Midwives, Akwesasne
  • Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Sudbury
  • Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, London

In addition, development grants to explore future sites for Indigenous Midwifery services are being offered to organizations in the following communities: Cornwall, Cutler, Fort Frances, Keewatin, Kenora, Nestor Falls, Oshawa, Thamesville and Thunder Bay.

The initial Call for Applications closed on June 24, 2016. There will be future opportunities to apply.

For general enquiries please email: midwifery@ontario.ca


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