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Midwifery is a self-regulating profession in Ontario. Midwives provide care for childbearing women and other pregnant people and their newborn babies from early pregnancy to six weeks postpartum.

Midwifery at Ryerson is a dynamic and innovative program with faculty engaged in active clinical practice, leading edge research, and professional leadership. 

The Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson offers a 4 year Full-Time BHSc Midwifery degree program. Part-Time options to complete the degree in 5-6 years are also available in addition to a 6 semester Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals with significant maternity care experience.

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    Rachel Bach

    March 25th Newborn Apprehension and Midwifery

    MEP student Rachel Bach introduced Cora Morgan, the First Nations Child and Advocate for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. She provided a historical look at the intergenerational and ongoing oppressions faced by Indigenous families in Manitoba. She described the deleterious effects of birth alerts and examples of traumatizing apprehensions of newborns that were not based upon current risk factors but based on outdated policies and practices within the child protection system.

    Students, faculty, midwives, and allies were challenged to become agents of change to remove systemic barriers to parenting. Of note, Indigenous parents who are the second generation survivors of child protection are systematically separated from their newborns at birth. The afternoon ended with the making and gifting of moccasins to apprehended newborns.

    Cheryllee Bourgeois, Indigenous Midwife and instructor at Ryerson's MEP, welcomed visiting midwives who toured the MEP facilities, and the Toronto Birth Centre on March 27th.  The exchange of knowledge and Indigenous midwifery education strategies was rich.  Using hybrid learning modalities, we hope to continue our partnerships to support the growth of Indigenous midwifery that keeps learning and midwifery close to home across Canada.

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc (Midwifery)

    Full-Time Program: 4 years

    Part-Time Program: 5-6 years

    Post-Baccalaureate Program: 2 years

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    Application deadline: February 1

    Important change for 2018 admissions: Staring in the 2018 admissions cycle, applicants may now apply to more than one of the Ontario MEP sites (applicants may apply to one, two or all three sites).  Please note that admission criteria and processes vary at the different sites, and the information on this page refers only to the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program. For information about the other two MEPs please visit the McMaster and Laurentian University websites.

    Admissions Interviews for selected candidates: Thursday, April 4, Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Admissions: How to Apply

    Jan 2 - April 25 Normal Childbearing Winter Placement (Final exam - May 1)

    April 22 - Aug 15 Normal Childbearing Summer Placement (Final exam - Aug 21)

    May 2 Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE)

    May 6 - July 25 Complications & Consultation Placement (Final exam - July 31)

    Sept 3 - Sept 8 Advanced Clinical Skills I  

    Sept 3 - Nov 28 Maternal & Newborn Pathology (Final exam - Dec 4)

    Jan 2 - March 26, 2020 Clerkship (Final exam - April 2 & 3)

    April 22 - Clerkship final exam rewrite

    Jan 2 - April 23 Normal Childbearing (Final exam - April 29)

    April 17 & April 20-25 Advanced Clinical Skills II