Claire Dion Fletcher, Midwife
Koolamalsii, nii dishnsi Claire Dion Fletcher. I am an Indigenous Registered (Potawatomi-Lenape) midwife. I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University. I grew up in Newmarket, , Ontario, where I was an active member of Hands of Hope for Children, Guatemala. My work with this organization that delivered clothing, school, and health supplies to families in Guatemala is where my interest in woman’s health and specifically maternal health began. At Dalhousie University in Halifax, my interest and commitment to maternal health particularly midwifery care grew during my undergraduate studies in Microbiology and International Development.
I am committed to the growth of Indigenous midwifery in Ontario and the expansion of Indigenous content in the program at Ryerson University. I am currently co-Chair of the Toronto Birth Centre Community Council and sit on the Core Leadership of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives.
Motivated by a firm belief in women’s right to be actively involved in their own health care and a commitment to expanding Indigenous midwifery I love my work with the clients and families of Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto.