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Dear midwifery students

Congratulations on becoming a midwifery student and thanks for your interest in being a student member of the Midwives Association of British Columbia (MABC).

The MABC is the professional association for midwives in BC. Our key areas of activity include:

  • Increasing our professional and political presence in B.C.’s healthcare system
  • Increasing public awareness of midwifery and promoting universal access to midwifery services
  • Fulfilling the needs of our members and working to make midwifery a sustainable, supportive and thriving profession

You can read more about our vision for midwifery in BC here and the Midwifery Master Agreement here.

Being a student member with the MABC has the following benefits:

  • Gain familiarity with the MABC
  • Represent the student voice of the profession
  • Become politically involved and/or participate in a committee
  • Access to:

MABC Website: You will have access to the MABC website where you can read past newsletters and reports, see who your current board members are, and view presentations from past Annual General Meetings (AGMs), etc.

Listservs:  The MABC hosts a number of group emails or listservs. As a student member you will have access to:

  1. mini-matrix-midwives-students@bcmidwives.com: A forum used by all midwife and student members of the association to share information with each other, such as: special events, job & locum postings, and questions. 
  2. studentmembers@bcmidwives.com: A forum for student members only.
  3. Mailchimp: Members will also receive Mailchimp messages from the MABC such as announcements and newsletters. 
  • CAM/ACSF membership & Journal:  Your MABC membership includes membership in the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM/ACSF). As a member of CAM you will receive the “Canadian Journal of Midwifery” three times a year.
  • AGM:  Students are welcome to attend the MABC AGM every year in June.

Students may register to become members of the MABC for this school year by completing an online student membership application and submitting membership dues of $50.

To register, please complete an intent to register form here.

We look forward to officially welcome you to the MABC. Best wishes in your midwifery studies!

Please contact the office should you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Patricia Alcantara
Registration & Benefits Coordinator
Midwives Association of British Columbia
Suite 2-175 E. 15th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 2P6
t: 604.736.5976 | f: 604.736.5957
| www.bcmidwives.com