We have successfully finished our second official year in operation with funding from the Ministry of Health! If you would like to see what our 2018-2019 year looked like, click on the link below and take a look at our Annual General Report!

On behalf of the staff and students here at the practice, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for all of your support over the last two years. We cant wait to see how we grow and expand in the future!

https://kenhtekemidwives.com/pdfs/2018-19-AGM-report.pdf

On July 8th, 2019, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, was joined by Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, at St. Jacobs Midwives in Kitchener to announce that the Ontario government will be investing an additional $28 Million to expanding Midwifery services in Ontario!

This funding expansion will have a positive, direct impact on Kenhtè:ke Midwives as it will allow us to increase services, and will ensure that more clients have access to culturally appropriate Midwifery care.

We are so proud of the growth we have made in these last few years, and are thankful that our funders have recognized the value in the work we do.

Nya:wen!

For the full news release:

https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2019/07/ontario-expanding-midwifery-services.html

On March 26, 2017, Kenhtè:ke Midwives received a nomination for the ‘Group Excellence Category’ for the 20th Annual J.S. Woodsworth Awards. According to the Ontario NDP, this award celebrates “individuals and organizations which demonstrate significant contributions toward the goal of eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario.” To read more about the award, click here.

Image: Stacia Loft receiving the J.S. Woodsworth Award on behalf of Kenhtè:ke Midwives.

Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care through supporting Aboriginal midwifery. We are excited to announce that Kenhtè:ke Midwives has been selected to receive support from the Province of Ontario. Click here to read the full press release.