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Right Birth, Your Choice

We are pleased to present Right Birth, Your Choice, a video which informs women on the options available for a safe pregnancy, birth and transition to motherhood. The decisions that have the greatest impact on birth outcomes are where a woman chooses to give birth and who will provide her maternity care.  Making the right choice is the first step toward […]

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The good, the bad and the possible: A public Lecture on the Strategic Directions for the Australian Maternity Services Plan

Canberra Mothercraft Society and Western Sydney University are proud to support a free public online lecture by Professor Hannah Dahlen AM, followed by an expert panel discussion on the way forward for the Australian Maternity Services plan. This public lecture will examine the 2019 COAG Woman-Centred Care: Strategic Directions for Australian Maternity Services plan. It […]

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and SPECIAL RESOLUTION

Notice is hereby given that the 94th Annual General Meeting of the Canberra Mothercraft Society Inc will be held on Wednesday, 21st October 2020 In the rooms of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons,  Unit 31, 2 King St, Deakin commencing at 5:30 pm RSVP by 14-10-20 to colleen.josifovski@cmsinc.org.au PO Box 126 Curtin ACT 2605 […]

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Why ‘bold and brave’ action is needed to support ACT mothers

By Suzanne Packer AM The history of childbirth is a challenging and often confronting one, with infant and maternal deaths occurring regularly until mid-20th-century in Australia. This is in our living memory still. As a result, Australians have come to accept hospitals as the appropriate and safe place to give birth and, because of this, […]

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 93rd Annual General Meeting of the Canberra Mothercraft Society Inc will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 in the Lotus Room at the Yacht Club 1 Mariner Place Yarralumla commencing at 5:30 pm   BUSINESS To receive, consider and adopt the reports and audited accounts of the Society […]

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THE CANBERRA MOTHERCRAFT SOCIETY SALUTE AND CELEBRATE GENERATIONS OF QEII STAFF

This evening the board of the Canberra Mothercraft Society (CMS) will hold a cocktail reception at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra to salute and celebrate generations of QEII staff. Having established and run the QEII Family Centre for 56 years, CMS will hand over the reins to Tresillian on 1st July 2019. “Over the past 56 […]

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Public Notice

The Canberra Mothercraft Society Inc. on 30 June 2019 will cease operations at Canberra’s public hospital the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre, also known as QEII on 30 June 2019. From 1 July 2019 the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre will be operated by Tresillian Family Care Centres, which is governed by The Royal Society […]

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Reconciliation Day

Today, CMS acknowledges Sorry Day is the day on which we remember and commemorate the mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples of Australia. We especially acknowledge the mistreatment of children and their families. CMS joins the Winnunga AHCS call for the Chief Minister or Minister for Indigenous Affairs to use the occasion to report on the progress […]

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QEII renew accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

We have recently renewed our accreditation from the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. This accreditation is really important to our organisations family friendly ethos and our commitment to supporting working mothers and the health and well-being of their babies. The accreditation acknowledges our compliance with the key elements of support required, including: […]

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End of an era for Canberra Mothercraft Society

After 56years of dedicated service to Canberra families through the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Family Centre, the Canberra Mothercraft Society (CMS) has decided to transition out of its operations at QEII by 30 June 2019. The Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris said it’s the end of an era for CMS. “Throughout its long […]

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We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its service are located, and their Elders past and present.