Equity and Diversity Statement

The CMA stands with all BIPOC women, men, children and 2SLGBTQ+ people in their outrage of the dehumanizing racism and discrimination that is entrenched in our society. We acknowledge that racism and other forms of discrimination are a systemic as well as an individual problem that inflicts profound emotional, physical, and psychological injury on our BIPOC communities and individuals. The CMA is committed to examining our role in this system and to educating ourselves and our members about dismantling individual biases, and deconstructing racist and discriminatory beliefs, assumptions, and practices. The road ahead is long, and mistakes will be made, however we firmly believe in the importance of equity for all people and are committed to action. Respectfully submitted from the Staff and Council of the College of Midwives of Alberta.

About the College

The College of Midwives of Alberta is the governing and regulatory body that oversees the registration and practice of midwifery throughout the province of Alberta.


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Council Meetings

11/13/2020

Regular meetings of the College Council are held via Zoom. The next meeting will be February 11, 2021 at 9:45 am.

Please contact the office for more information if you wish to attend. 

Council Meeting Minutes

- December 2020 

Alberta COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy Factsheet for Practitioners - University of Calgary

01/15/2021

Alberta COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy Factsheet for Practitioners 
Department of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology - University of Calgary

SOGC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy (Updated Jan 11, 2021)

Consensus Statement: Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be offered vaccination at any time if they are eligible, and no contraindications exist.

This decision is based on the women’s personal values and an understanding that the risk of infection and/or morbidity from COVID-19 outweighs the theorized and undescribed risk of being vaccinated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Women should not be precluded from vaccination based on pregnancy status or breastfeeding.


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Update Information - COVID-19

11/13/2020

Dear Midwives, 

Please see important update related to COVID-19.

Call for Committee Members

11/13/2020

The CMA is putting out a call for Committee members: Registration Committee and Competence Committee

This is your opportunity to serve and support your professional regulatory body and all of the important work that the CMA does. Regulatory committees are permitted under the provincial statute through the HPA (Health Professions Act), to fulfill its delegated powers and authorities including registering competence midwives, helping maintain their ongoing competence, and setting the standards for the proper education of midwives to meet the needs of Albertans. 

If you are interested, please contact the CMA Registrar, Sharon Prusky at: registrar@albertamidwives.org or (403) 474-3999

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Relaunch Protocol for Midwifery Clinics

05/28/2020

To All Midwifery Group Practice Leads,

 

As the Relaunch Alberta plan unfolds, Alberta Health is setting out guidelines for those health professionals who are dealing directly with the public and their clients. 

Please also refer to the email sent out to you by CMA on May 4/20 around Relaunch.


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COVID-19 Homebirth Information for Midwives

05/05/2020

Salute and Congratulations to all Registered Midwives in Alberta, as we honor you in this year of the Midwife and the Nurse! Special wishes go out to each and every Registered Midwife for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, as we celebrate International Day of the Midwife! You are a small but mighty force in maternity care in this province. Your clients and families benefit from your primary care - Council and Staff at CMA.

This letter to you highlights the public mandate of the CMA: importance of client choice in these unprecedented times. In addition, both NRP and FHS are addressed, by way of staying current in those two areas.

 

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