Nathalie Pambrun

Nathalie Pambrun

Session: Closing Plenary: Ensuring the future of Global Health: A tribute to Nursing and Midwives


Nathalie is a mother of three children and currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nathalie Pambrun is a Franco-Manitoban Métis midwife who has practiced for 16 years in urban, rural and remote communities across Canada and the world. Bridging environmental and reproductive justice movements at the community level she embraces a human rights approach that effectively respects the coming generations. She is committed to midwifery care that is accessible, equitable, and culturally safe. Working primarily with Indigenous teens and newcomers to Canada.

She is the President of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM and has served on the CAM Board of Directors for over nine years. She is CAM’s first ever Indigenous midwife to serve as President of the organization.

She is also a member of the Core Leadership of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) for the last 16 years and served a two-year term as the organization’s co-Chair between 2011-2012. Nathalie has been instrumental in building a unique partnership between these two midwifery associations that respects self-determination, reciprocity and humility. This relationship has informed CAM’s global framework and success in association strengthening.

Nathalie has been recently appointed to the Board of Grand Challenges Canada with a cross appointment to the Indigenous Innovation Council.