Overview of Midwifery in AB: There are 73 midwives practicing in AB: 45 in Calgary, 14 in Edmonton and 14 in Central Alberta. The province is hoping to recruit midwives to work in Northern Alberta and a practice in rural Southern Alberta will be starting shortly.
Education: The first cohort of twelve students began their Bachelor of Midwifery (B. Mid.) at Mount Royal University in September 2011. This is the first and only midwifery education program offered in Alberta, an important step in filling the growing demand for midwifery services, especially in rural and remote areas.
Regulation: Alberta is working towards having an independent College (regulatory body) set up by January 2013.
Accomplishments: AAM has been working on a strategic plan to help assist our small and fledgling association cope with the tremendous amount of work that goes into being a funded province. We are in the midst of negotiations to sign a three year contract for midwifery services with Alberta Health Services. AAM is working on an exciting database that we hope will streamline the statistics and quality assurance process.
CAM is the national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada.Learn more
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