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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

As we observe the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we reflect on how Canada’s legacy of colonization has impacted the practice of midwifery in Indigenous communities, harming the health and wellbeing of Indigenous parents and their newborns for generations. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #17 directs all levels of government to enable residential school survivors and their families to reclaim and use their Indigenous names on all government documents. The College of Midwives of Ontario waives administrative costs for the name-change process for Indigenous midwives reclaiming their Indigenous names. Click here for information on how to begin the name-change process.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #17 directs all levels of government to enable residential school survivors and their families to reclaim and use their Indigenous names on all government documents.

The College of Midwives of Ontario waives administrative costs for the name-change process for Indigenous midwives registered with the College reclaiming their Indigenous names. Click here for information on how to begin the name-change process.

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