MIDI is participating in a research project with the University of Winnipeg and the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat to explore the impacts of this model on birth outcomes for First Nations women who travel for birth.
MIDI has been providing training sessions for healthcare providers including:
- 17 maternal child health workers with FNHSSM
- 12 trainees with the Brandon Friendship Centre
- 12 trainees with the Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Doulas were paired with 30 families to provide care during a practicum period. The graduation ceremony for the trainees was held on June 14, 2017.
MIDI and Winnipeg Boldness provided ongoing learning opportunities, including:
- Monthly continuing
- education nights and full moon ceremonies
- A breastfeeding workshop
- Sacred Babies training
- Spinning Babies workshop
- Moss bag and skirt-making workshop
Meet & Greet
Winnipeg Boldness and MIDI hosted a meet & greet event for families.