Planning Local Maternity Services: A Community Toolkit

Our toolkits are intended to assist communities, care providers, and decision makers with planning local maternity services. Each toolkit is presented through multiple media – a poster sized flow chart, an online resource, and an academic publication.


The Action Plan for Sustainable Rural Maternity Care Toolkit covers the steps needed to introduce maternity services in rural communities without local services.





The Rural Midwifery Pathways toolkit is targeted at midwives, administrators, and rural communities that have expressed an interest in rural midwifery practice.





The Effects of Regionalization is a brief overview of several rural maternity care services that have closed in BC for reasons including shortages of maternity care providers, health care system restructuring, and fiscal constraints.