The Alberta Association of Midwives is the professional body representing midwives and the practice of midwifery in Alberta. Membership with the AAM is available to Alberta Registered Midwives, formerly registered midwives, and midwifery students currently enrolled in an approved program.
Member meetings, teleconference calls, and our Annual General Meeting.
The ability to sit on Committees.
Members have a voice and professional support through the AAM during periods of negotiations with Alberta Health Services.
All members are automatically enrolled as a member of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM). Members receive the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice 3 times/year as well as other CAM benefits.
Regular email newsletters from the AAM regarding topics important to the midwifery profession and community.
Access to courses and instructors for renewal of continuing education requirements.
Active and Student members benefit from our group professional liability insurance policy.
Active members receive support from our Database Analyst with the province-wide Client Management System.
Active and Inactive membership levels have voting privileges and are considered a "Voting Member". Voting members can vote on member resolutions, and serve on our board of directors.
Membership with the AAM is available to Alberta Registered Midwives, formerly registered midwives, and midwifery students currently enrolled in an approved program. Please note that if you are seeking Active membership, you must first be registered with the College of Midwives of Alberta.
The AAM's membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st, with an annual renewal submission deadline on February 15th. You can become a member at anytime, however AAM Membership and insurance fees are not prorated. Applicants are charged the full amount for the membership year regardless of when they apply. Fees can be paid online or via bank draft. Membership and insurance processing can take up to 15 business days.
Hospital privileging is controlled by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and cannot be guaranteed by the AAM. Once you are a member of the AAM and have your certificate of professional liability insurance, you may apply to AHS for hospital privileging (the details to do so will be available to you once you have obtained membership). Privileges can take up to 90 days to obtain and may be unavailable or restricted in certain areas of the province.
Currently, AHS allocates funding directly to midwifery practices that then independently contract midwives. The AAM can not guarantee allocation of funding to any individual midwife.
Click the button below to apply for membership (and for instructions on how to apply for professional liability insurance if applicable).