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:
You can read more about our vision for midwifery in B.C. here and the Midwifery Master Agreement here.
Being a student member with the MABC has the following benefits:
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.
Listservs: The MABC hosts a number of group emails or listservs. As a student member you will have access to:
MABC Governance and Programs communications: Members will receive Mailchimp messages from the MABC, including 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.
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:
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.
We look forward to officially welcoming you to the MABC. Please email the Registration Manager, Patricia Alcantara at email@example.com or phone the MABC office at 604-736-5976 should you have any questions.
Best wishes in your midwifery studies!