Angela Bowers BSc, BHSc, RM
I am pleased to be a part of the team at Midwifery Care North Don River Valley.
Prior to being a midwife, I was a social worker in a variety of non-profit and government organizations. I also draw from my experience as a pre-natal yoga teacher.
I am a strong advocate for choice of birth place and provide care in hospital or home. My goal is to accompany you on your journey, trust your self-knowledge, help you to see your strengths, while providing quality clinical care and objective information and support. I look forward to being a part of your team.
I completed my training at Ryerson University and maintain my certifications in neonatal resuscitation, CPR, and Emergency Skills.
When I’m not providing midwifery care, you can find me spending time with my friends and family, enjoying Toronto on my bike, listening to live music or reading fiction.
Krista Fairles BSc (Hons), BHSc (Hons), RM
I came to North Don River Valley for my final year as a midwifery student at Ryerson, and was thrilled to stay on to practice here. As a Midwife I’m passionate about reproductive choice, evidence based practice and helping new families settle into the often scary world of parenthood.
I am proud to also serve the midwifery community as a clinical preceptor and as a member of the Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust. I maintain current emergency certifications and professional memberships including the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the National Abortion Federation.
Prior to becoming a Midwife, I completed a degree in Plant Biology at the University of Guelph and went on to do graduate work at the University of Calgary focusing on the molecular biology of morphine production in poppies. Soon into that work, I realized a life at a lab bench was not for me and simultaneously discovered the existence of midwives. And here I am.
In the rare moments that I’m not working, you can usually find me in a kayak on a lake with my partner and two kids, or reading Jane Austen… again.
Avni Garg BHSc (Hons), RM
I have been lucky enough to be part of this wonderful team of midwives since 2017, both as a student and a Registered Midwife.
My path to midwifery was paved by a combined interest in feminism and medicine. I believe in evidence-based practice, and empowering pregnant people through their unique pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.
Originally from the prairie provinces I have called Toronto home since 2017. When I’m not “midwife-ing” I can usually be found travelling, baking, and doing yoga.
Hana Lang BHSc, BSc, RM
Mary Ann Leslie
Andrea Levy MPH (cand), BhSc, BA, RM
I first knew I wanted to become a midwife when I was finishing my degree in Psychology in 1994. I had decided that I wanted to work in women’s health care, and midwifery was the obvious choice! I am also proud to be carrying on in the footsteps of my great-grandmother and great-aunt, who worked as midwives in Saskatchewan and Ontario. While studying midwifery at Ryerson, I gave birth to my daughters, both born at home with the help of midwives.
In addition to being a full-time midwife, I am a clinical preceptor, senior practice partner, Emergency Skills Workshop and Neonatal Resuscitation instructor, and am currently the Head Midwife at North York General Hospital. When not practicing midwifery in Ontario, I work with a Non-Governmental Organization as a disaster relief worker, as a faculty member of our International Disaster Response Course, as well as on a Maternal Newborn project in The Gambia.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, exercising, travelling, and spending time up north swimming and kayaking.
I maintain current certifications in Emergency Skills, Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR and adhere to standards and guidelines as a member of the College of Midwives of Ontario and the Association of Ontario Midwives.