Jennifer Bowes has won a reputation as a dedicated activist, organizer and MLA for Saskatoon University.

Born in Saskatoon, Jennifer grew up in Waldheim and attended Queen's University where she completed a degree in psychology. She went on to work at Saskatoon Correctional Centre, the Ministry of Social Services and the Elizabeth Fry Society, where she was elected director, secretary and eventually vice-president. A passionate advocate for causes near and far, she also served on the Board of QUINT Development Corporation and CUSO International. The former enabled her to help strengthen the economic and social well-being of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods, and the latter to empower women in Myanmar to assume positions of leadership at the local and national levels.

Waitlists for midwifery care in Saskatchewan are extensive, resulting in many who wish to access midwifery services being unable to do so.

  • Midwife-facilitated births amounted to only 2.9% of total births in 2019, with demand far exceeding the limited supply of midwives in our province.
  • According to the Canadian Association of Midwives, 53% of women seeking midwifery care in Saskatoon are turned away due to lengthy waitlists.
  • Midwifery provides a model of care that is: individualized, community-centred, and cost-effective.
  • The expansion of midwifery services not only makes sense for: pregnant people and families, but also for our province's fiscal wellbeing.

The Official Opposition's Status of Women critic Jennifer Bowes has started a petition to call on the Sask. Party government to ensure those who wish to access midwifery services in Saskatchewan are able to. You can help by printing, signing, and mailing in the petition found here: Midwifery Waitlists Petition

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