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Welcome AOMBT’s new Chair, Krista Fairles.

February 6, 2023

Message from the Chair

Following a fulsome recruitment, the AOMBT Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chair, Krista Fairles, RM.

This thorough search process was led by executive search firm, Odgers Berndston under the guidance of and in collaboration with the AOMBT Chair’s Recruitment Task Force.


Message from the Chair–April 2022

April 5, 2022

Message from the Chair

I write this as I sit by my sunny window, enjoying signs of spring coming forth: warmer temperatures, my garden greening up, a robin hopping by, but mostly, being able to sit outside and enjoy visiting with people again.

It’s been about a year since I took over as Chair of the AOMBT from retiring Trustee, Kelly Gascoigne. The new Trustee “year” begins in April when the election cycle is complete. Some Trustees are newly elected, some return after being re-elected, and some leave their role, including Trustees Ashley Lickers and Jane Erdman.

I’d like to take a minute to recognize Ashley. She brought a nuanced perspective as our first Indigenous Trustee.

Message from the Chair–February 2022

February 1, 2022

Message from the Chair

Black History Month is a wonderful time for us to be releasing the equity report commissioned by the AOMBT and conducted by equity consultants, Kimalee Phillip and Caitlin Patterson. In the past year, our consultants achieved a huge amount of work to further our progress and incorporate our new strategic pillar of Equity in our work at the AOMBT.

Message from the Chair–January 2022

January 4, 2022

Message from the Chair

Looking Back to Look Forward

Seasons change, and so does the calendar, and we have a new year to celebrate. Here at the AOMBT, we will be moving forward, informed by the past.

This is my first year as Chair of the AOMBT and being part of an organization that serves the midwifery community and its employees is an honour and great responsibility.

Message from the Chair–December 2021

December 1, 2021

Message from the Chair

December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “fighting for rights in a post-COVID era.” People with disabilities must be afforded a voice, inclusion, and participation. Since March 2020, countless people have been impacted by drastic political, social, and economic change as a result of domestic and international responses to COVID-19. This year, we acknowledge the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic.

Message from the Chair–November 2021

November 4, 2021

Message from the Chair

November is Financial Literacy Month, an important month to highlight. The AOMBT is committed to supporting our members in building financial literacy and financial security. In fact, an important part of building financial security is improving financial literacy, as this enables us to make informed decisions, no matter the vicissitudes of our financial situation.