The Alberta Association of Midwives is the professional body representing midwives and the practice of midwifery in the province of Alberta. Only Alberta Registered Midwives (RM), formerly registered midwives, and midwifery students currently enrolled in the Midwifery Education Programs are eligible to become members.
What does membership give you?
- FULL MEMBERS of the AAM have voting privileges at the AAM Annual General Meeting.
- ALL MEMBERS receive the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice (CJMRP) 3 times/year as well as other CAM benefits (http://www.canadianmidwives.org/membership.htm)
- ALL MEMBERS are invited to attend the AAM Annual General Meeting and the November members meeting.
What does a “Member in Good Standing” mean?
“Member in Good standing” means a member of the Alberta Association of Midwives who has paid annual membership fees or dues for the current year on time and is not in violation of any regulation such as the Standards of competency and practice, professional codes of conduct for the province of Alberta.
A Full member who does not qualify or falls out of good standing may not be eligible for renewal with the Alberta Association of Midwives, nor will be able to obtain liability insurance and therefore cannot practice as a Registered Midwife, until Good Standing has been reinstated.
Student members must also be in good standing, and can be removed from the Association and may not be able to register as a full member, nor be able to obtain insurance if found to be not in good standing.
How do I become a member?
Click on the following link and fill out the online application form: AAM Membership Application Form
Once you have sumbited your application form, please remit payment of applicable fees to:
The Membership Coordinator & Insurance Representative
Alberta Association of Midwives
Suite 166, #63, 4307-130 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V8
Accepted payment methods are cheque or money order/bank draft
Can I join anytime?
Yes, you can become a member at anytime. Unfortunately the membership fees are not prorated and so you will have to pay the full amount for the calendar year (Jan1 – Dec 31).
Renewal forms for current members sent out in September of each year.
When I receive registration, will I be guaranteed work/Courses of Care (COC) within the province of Alberta?
No. Although you can become a registered member and join at anytime, you will not be guaranteed COC. To apply for COC, once registered, you will apply through your Practice Lead.
What happens if I renew late?
A penalty/reinstatement fee of $100 for Midwives and $25 for Students may be levied on any member that does not have fees, either for membership or liability insurance, paid to the Membership Coordinator by Dec 1 of the previous year. All subsequent applications and renewals will be withheld until all fees, including penalties, have been paid in full.