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Dear midwifery students

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

The MABC is the professional association for midwives in B.C. 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 B.C. here and the Midwifery Main Agreement here *We are awaiting the formal sign off on the official agreement but you can read the details provided to members for ratification

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

As an MABC student member, you will also have access to:

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

MABC Governance and Programs communications: Members will receive MABC program updates, announcements and newsletters. 

Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM/ACSF) membership & Journal:  Your MABC membership includes membership with CAM/ACSF. As a member of CAM/ACSF, you will receive the “Canadian Journal of Midwifery” three times a year.  

AGM:  Members are welcome to attend the MABC AGM every year.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (JOGC) Canada: MABC membership grants all MABC members access to research, reviews, case reports, and commentaries published by the JOGC, such as the SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines.

BCRM Ref App: MABC members have access to the BCRM Ref mobile pharmacology app. The app offers select basic information (pharmacology and action, uses, contraindications and cautions) of all the medications and therapeutics commonly prescribed, ordered, and administered by midwives in B.C.    Please note that the app is developed as a reference tool for clinicians and is not designed to be the sole source of drug and health information.

MABC Student Membership & Registration Information:

To be eligible for an MABC student membership, you must be currently enrolled as a student in a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program. ​A student midwife's registration will be cancelled if the student ceases to be enrolled in a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program.

The MABC student membership period runs from September 15 to September 14 of the following year.

Cost of Membership: 

  • UBC Midwifery & IEMBP students: No fee.
  • Midwifery Students from other BCCNM-recognized midwifery education progra​m: $50 annual fee.  Please note that the annual fee is not pro-rated.

MABC Registration Steps:

Students may register to become members of the MABC by completing an online student membership application and submitting the annual fee payment (if applicable).

Non UBC students: please note that proof of enrolment in a midwifery program at an institution recognized by BCCNM will be requested.

If you have already reviewed the information above and will like to request the link to the MABC online application be emailed to you, please complete the request form below, and we will reply as soon as possible.

I am a
 UBC Midwifery Program or Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Progr​am Student
 Midwifery Student from other BCCNM-recognized midwifery education progra​m

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We look forward to officially welcoming you to the MABC.  Please email the Registration Manager, Patricia Alcantara at or phone the MABC office at 604-736-5976 (Ext. 5) should you have any questions.

Best wishes in your midwifery studies!

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