The AOMBT commits to being an organization that is anti-oppressive. We aim to better understand the intersectionality of oppression. We acknowledge the entrenched and ongoing history of racism, colonialization, and oppression of our Indigenous members. Finally, we aim to listen, learn, grow and become better allies in our work to support the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of plan members and their families throughout their lives.
A word to our Indigenous members.
The recent news in Canada over this spring and summer has been devastating. We hear the depth of your pain. We understand that impacts of residential schools are recent and directly related to intergenerational trauma and acknowledge that these terrible discoveries (long known by Indigenous communities) are one part of an entrenched and ongoing history of racism, colonization and oppression. We seek to listen to, learn from, and amplify Indigenous perspectives.
Indigenous midwives are integral in strengthening Indigenous families & communities. The work of the Indigenous Midwifery department at the AOM is deeply significant through its advocacy and partnership with Indigenous midwives, provincial and territorial organizations, health and education partners, Indigenous communities and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM),
The AOMBT has many members that identify as being part of equity-seeking groups. Fourteen percent of our members identify as IBPOC, 12% of our members identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and 8% of our members identify as being a person with a disability.
The AOMBT commits to being an organization that is anti-oppressive. We commit to better understanding the intersectionality of oppression. We strive in both our perspectives and practices to challenge racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and oppression in all its forms. We acknowledge the complexity inherent in power dynamics and biases and are committed to listening, learning, growing, and becoming better allies as we do our work in supporting the financial, physical and mental wellbeing of plan members and their families throughout their lives.