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About me

Juana Berinstein is the Director of Policy and Communications for the Association of Ontario Midwives (since 2007), where under her leadership, the Association has successfully campaigned for the expansion of midwifery, the development of birth centres, the renewal of Indigenous/Aboriginal midwifery, better access to abortion care, 2SQT+ parenting and pay equity. They have been involved in policy initiatives, systemic advocacy and community consultation at the municipal, provincial and federal levels in the areas of health, labour rights and social and reproductive justice. She has a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson University and an undergraduate degree in gender studies at the University of Toronto. She was a Board Member (2010-13) at Health Nexus, a leading non-profit organization working on health promotion and equity, a mentor with Rainbow Health Ontario’s public policy institute (2014), a Community Advisor to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (2018-present), and an advisor to the Trans Pregnancy project. Juana maintains an active ceramic studio practice. You can view their ceramic work at Citizens of Craft or IG. Juana is a diasporic Jew who immigrated to Canada at the age of seven from Argentina. She lives in on the traditional territories of Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat people. She lives with her partner and their two daughters.

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