If you are interested in a career as a midwife or maternal care worker, there are some training opportunities available at universities and colleges in Canada.
When available, we list midwifery and maternity care training programs and related material:
- Maternity birthing, human baby simulators for Nunavut nursing students Nunavut Arctic College News, October 27, 2010
- Training and hiring of midwives in the North
Senator Charlie Watt
Debates of the Senate, June 9, 2010
- A TV phone-in show about Inuit maternity care:
“Birth, a joyous community event”, May 2009Play the 2-hour video of “Birth, a joyous community event”
- Community health practitioner program, Alaska (Video)
- Community lay-midwife program, Greenland (Video)
- Maternity care and midwifery training, Nunavut (Video)
Footage courtesy of the Health Council of Canada
- Inuit midwife apprenticeship program, Nunavik (Video)
Authors: Vicki Van Wagner, RM, Brenda Epoo, Julie Nastapoka, and Evelyn Harnery, BA, SM
Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Vol. 52, No. 4, July/August 2007
- Celebrating Birth: Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada
- Author: National Aboriginal Health Organization
- Map: Midwifery and Aboriginal Midwifery in Canada
This map provides locations and contact information of midwifery and Aboriginal midwifery services.
Author: National Aboriginal Health Organization:
- Inuit Tuttarvingat is pleased to note that our counselling manual, “Ikajurniq, Basic Counselling Skills: Inuit Voices, Modern Methods”, is being used as a resource in the midwifery program at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit.
- Nunavut Arctic College congratulates graduates of Maternity Care Worker Certificate Program
- Bachelor of Midwifery: Course and program details are available on the University College of the North’s Web site. Program Information
Other Midwifery Education Programs in Canada:
- Midwifery Education Program – Laurentian University
- Midwifery Education Program – McMaster University
- Midwifery Education Program – Ryerson University
- Midwifery Baccalaureat en pratique sage-femme a
l’Université du Québec a Trois-Rivières
- Midwifery Program – University of British Columbia
You can also find out about midwifery as a health career by going to Qaigitsi!, which is a database of universities and colleges that offer health-related programs.
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