Our Midwives

Elizabeth Brandeis

Elizabeth Brandeis


Professional Background

Elizabeth holds a BHSc Midwifery (Ryerson University, 2003), and a Master of Science in Community Health (University of Toronto, 2013). Elizabeth is joining Community Midwives of Hamilton after practicing for 18 years at the Midwives Collective of Toronto. 

Commitment to Midwifery Practice

Elizabeth's journey to midwifery began with her own experience giving birth in 1994, the year midwifery became regulated in Ontario. Since then, Elizabeth has devoted much of her career to midwifery advocacy, serving on the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) board of directors from 2009-2020, including two terms as president from 2016-2020. She has served on the board of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) since 2015, currently as vice-president. In addition to her work as a Registered Midwife, is a sessional instructor with the Midwifery Education Program at both McMaster and Ryerson University and a senior instructor for the AOM Emergency Skills Workshop. 
Elizabeth sits on several provincial and national committees on pregnancy and newborn health, health quality and governance. She is passionate about midwifery integration, health policy and leadership and is proud of the midwifery model of care as a template for high quality, effective, person-centred health care. Elizabeth is deeply committed to health equity and and reproductive justice and to doing her part to dismantle inequitable systems that lead to health and societal disparities.

Off Call Time

After living in Toronto for 25 years, Elizabeth is busy exploring her new community of Hamilton! When not working, you will find her hiking the trails, sampling the food and cultural offerings, cooking and eating delicious things, and walking her good old dog, Harvey, through the neighbourhoods and parks.