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Calgary midwife practice won’t close; but situation isn’t perfect: owners

July 18th, 2016 News Source: Metro

Though Calgary midwives Cassie Evans and Christy LeBlanc are grateful their practice received enough funding to remain open, the duo hopes the funding model changes so that all women who want a midwifery birth get one. 

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Alberta Association of Midwives CEO receives award

May 1st, 2016
<p>Alberta Association of Midwives CEO Dr. Lolly de Jonge</p>

Alberta Association of Midwives CEO Dr. Lolly de Jonge received the Soroptimist International of Calgary’s 2016 Making a Difference for Women Award Tuesday night for her work as a women’s health advocate. The award honours women who make a difference in the lives of women and girls. Her work to advance midwifery care for Alberta families, especially for marginalized women, is a personal passion for Lolly, who went from high school dropout and vulnerable birthmother to finishing graduate studies at the top of her class, and becoming a film and TV producer and the CEO of a women-led, women-run association

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Budget Announcement

May 1st, 2016

We are pleased with today's budget announcement of additional funding of $11 million for midwifery services over the next three years. We are grateful that the value of midwifery is recognized by this government

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Media Contact for the Alberta Association of Midwives

March 28th, 2016

The Alberta Association of Midwives would be pleased to arrange interviews about midwifery care and related topics. Media inquiries can be directed to: Pablita Thomas, Executive Administrator at info@abmidwives.ca or 1-888-316-5457 

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Statement from the Alberta Association of Midwives:

March 18th, 2016

Alberta Health Services has released the allocation of 2,774 funded courses of care for 2016/17 to Alberta's midwifery practices

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