About the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is a midwife-led birth and wellness centre located in southeast Ottawa that offers a broad range of maternal and infant services to Ottawa clients, newborns, and their families. These services include prenatal care, labour and delivery, breastfeeding support and educational programs.

The Centre opened on February 3, 2014, and has been welcoming families into this safe community home since then. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre offers services to clients across the Ottawa region.

Our Mission

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is an inclusive pregnancy, birth and postpartum community hub. We are centered on supporting each family and their experience, offering accessible services, and providing high-quality care.

Our Vision

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is a top choice for pregnancy, birth, and wellness services for families in the Ottawa region.

Our Values

The following OBWC values reflect the principles we believe in. These values will guide our decision-making and the conduct of our organization.

  • Care and Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Positive
  • Collaborative
  • Accountability

Our Board of Directors

As a non-profit corporation, the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is led by a Board of Directors, comprising local midwives, and community members.

  • Axelle Pellerin, Chair (Community Member)
  • Marie-Eve Lord, Vice-Chair (Midwife)
  • Monique Moreau, Treasurer (Community Member)
  • Sylvie Gervais, Director (Midwife)
  • Elizabeth Ormond, Director (Midwife)
  • Alison Clark, Director (Midwife)
  • Zahrah Hajali, Director (Midwife)
  • Meron Berhe, Director (Community Member)
  • Jess Fahey, Director (Midwife)
  • Sarah Aboukarr, Director (Midwife)
  • Vanessa Stewart, Director (Community Member)