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January 2013

  • Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol for Neonates with Hypoxic Ische
    From 12:00 PM on 21 Jan to 01:00 AM on 21 Jan
      The
    Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health invites you to the upcoming
    Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol for Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic
    Encephalopathy Webinar. The next session is scheduled for Monday January 21,
    2013 from 12:0 0pm (Noon) – 1:00 p.m. Please join us! See the
    attached invitation for further details. Prior to the webinar, please register
    at:   https://www.sickkids.ca/surveydotnet/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=743Imnl

     
  • Social Media in Health Care
    From 09:00 AM on 25 Jan to 05:00 AM on 25 Jan
    Toronto, ON
    Digital communications and particularly, social media, are taking root in the day-to-day operations of people across the health care spectrum.
    Patients, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals are using social media tools to work and communicate more effectively. Digital tools such as Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are used to research medical information, share symptoms, seek out communities, and offer opinions about doctors, treatments, drugs, and health plans.
    In their daily lives, people from within health care communities and beyond, engage with social media and mobile technologies to keep track of their lives and keep in touch with each other. As more and more Canadians turn to the web for their information, the health care community has begun to seek out opportunities to establish a presence and provide stakeholders with accurate and appropriate health information.
    As this trend continues to grow, more and more innovations and success stories will come to light such as the following:
    Hélène Campbell a young woman from Ottawa was diagnosed in September 2011 with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and, was placed on the transplant list. She turned to social media with great success. Hélène began by documenting her own need for new lungs via social media, attracting support from celebrities including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres. She not only raised great awareness for organ donations, but also showcased just how powerful social media can be, and became a digital and traditional media sensation. Happily, Hélène received her new lungs on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. She continues to promote awareness through the power of social media.
    At this conference, participants will:
    • Hear about what health care centres are doing and how they are communicating with their stakeholders
    • Learn new methods to increase engagement with staff and community
    • Increase knowledge of hospital policies and what colleges are advising
    • Gain strategies and tools for working with limited resources
  • The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course
    From 09:00 AM on 28 Jan to 11:59 PM on 28 Jan
    INFACT Canada is offering this course on:

    January 28, 29 & 30, 2013 • Bond Place Hotel, 65 Dundas Street East, Toronto ON
    The Course Facilitators are:

    Jennifer Abbass, IBCLC and PhD candidate, U of T
    Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
    The goal of the INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America breastfeeding course is to provide participants with the information and resources required to support breastfeeding. After completing the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of optimal infant feeding practices, current research and best practices in breastfeeding, the need to protect breastfeeding through the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, and other key initiatives such as the WHO recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
    Suitable for: Physicians, Midwives, Obstetricians, Maternity Care Providers, Nurses, Prenatal Educators, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Registered Dietitians, Health Care Support Workers, Educators, Parents...

February 2013

  • The Best Start Resource Centre Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 06 Feb to 05:00 AM on 08 Feb
    The Best Start Resource Centre Conference is an annual event for service providers and policy makers working in
    maternal and child health to meet, share, reflect, network and be inspired!
    Thursday, February 7 & Friday, February 8, 2013

    The annual conference draws over 300 participants each year. In addition to offering excellent peer sharing opportunities, the conference allows service providers and policy makers working in the fields of preconception, maternal health and child development to increase their knowledge and learn innovative strategies and programs relevant to their work. The conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from policy to practice. More specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Ontario and across multiple settings related to family, maternal, newborn and child and health. Please click here to find out more about the exciting line up of speakers and topics.

    Who Should Attend

    Public Health Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Breastfeeding support, Ontario Healthy Babies Healthy Children staff, staff from Ontario Early Year’s Centres, Administrators/Managers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors, Early Childhood Educators, Family Development Workers, Child, Youth and Family Mental Health Workers, Family Resource Program Staff, Primary Care Professionals, Health Promoters, Nutritionists, Researchers and Social Workers.
    Conference Dates
    PRECONFERENCE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    MAIN CONFERENCE: Thursday, February 7 & Friday, February 8, 2013
  • National Conference on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplanta
    From 09:00 AM on 07 Feb to 05:00 AM on 07 Feb
    As we rise to international prominence, a multi-prong strategy to optimize services and transplantation in Canada is needed.
    Chaired by Dr. Robert Bell, President and CEO, University Health Network and Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children, this conference promises to share information, promote discussion, cultivate strategies and forge alliances that will strengthen the movement and make us a leader in transplantation. It will also address new ethical and practical challenges such innovations pose for hospitals.
    Donation and transplantation success stories captivate the Canadian public and the media.
    Today, we will meet a special recipient – Hélène Campbell, a young woman from Ottawa who has raised great awareness for organ donations. Hélène Campbell, diagnosed in September 2011 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), was placed on the transplant list. Lung transplants are time critical, so Hélène and her mother, Manon, had to leave their family in Ottawa and move to Toronto. There, they waited to receive notice that a compatible set of lungs had become available. Hélène received her new lungs on April 6, Good Friday, 2012.
    The goal of this conference is to share information and knowledge to strengthen the movement and to make Canada the leader in organ transplantation and donation.
  • Global Child Health Day
    From 09:00 AM on 12 Feb to 03:00 AM on 12 Feb
    at The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave. Toronto ON
    Join us at The Hospital for Sick Children for discussions on global child health priorities, the strategies to address them, and how Canada can become a leader in this area.
    This is a complimentary event and participation by all is welcomed.
    Registration closes February 5, 2013
    9:00-10:00am: “Global Child Development: Preventing Disparities & Promoting Human Capital"
    Dr. Maureen Black – Baltimore, Maryland (U.S.A.) John A. Scholl Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland; Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    10:15-11:45am: “Issues and Inequities in Child Development within our Community”
    Panel discussion Chaired by Dr. Stan Zlotkin , Chief, Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children
    12:00-1:15pm: Global Child Health Photo Exhibit and Networking Opportunity
    1:30-3:00pm: “Investing in the Promotion of Early Childhood Development”
    Panel Discussion Chaired by Dr. Stephen Lye , Executive Director, Institute for Human Development, University of Toronto
    Lunch will be provided.
    For more information and to register for this event visit 
    Global Child Health Day online registration site.
    **Attention Photographers** Submit one personal photograph that represents global child health to you. The top 10 photographs will be displayed in the Garden Terrace during the Global Child Health networking session. Email your submission to the gchp.team@sickkids.ca
     
    Space is limited to 220 Participants – Register early to avoid disappointment.
    Registration closes Feb. 5, 2013

March 2013

  • Parental Mental Health Effects on Infant Development
    From 11:00 AM on 05 Mar to 01:00 AM on 05 Mar
    Presentation by: Dr. Susan Dundas FRCPc ,
    Child Psychiatrist, Subspecialist in Infant Psychiatry
    Affiliations with Hospital for Sick Children Telepsychiatry, Toronto Board of Education, Hincks Dellcrest Centre, Etobicoke Childrens Centre, Panorama Regional Centre, Child Development Institute
    This Infant Mental Health Rounds session will present an overview on the impact of a parent’s interpersonal trauma on the early development of the child.  The discussion will reflect on a framework for understanding the importance of front line professional relationships in the child's life that mitigate against the effects of parental mental health issues.  Dr. Dundas will also discussdevelopmental trauma disorder as a diagnosis, to provide an understanding of the child's behaviours and approaches to subsequent treatment of their issues.
    Location:  

    The Hospital for Sick Children,
    555 University Ave., Toronto
    1st Floor, Daniels Hollywood Theatre
    Time:  11 am - 1 pm (EST)
    IMH Rounds are FREE EVENTS and open to the public.
    NO Registration is required to attend.

     
  • Child and Family Poverty workshop
    From 08:30 AM on 21 Mar to 04:03 AM on 21 Mar
    This interactive workshop is for service providers who work with young children, with parents of young children, or who have the opportunity to influence the health and development of young children.
    This workshop is based on a resource developed by Best Start Resource Centre. "I'm Still Hungry" resource explores the issues of families living in poverty in Ontario. The workshop will address pertinent information for service providers working with families with young children (0-6 years old) living in poverty. It will share information about rates of child poverty, consequences of child poverty, strategies that influence the impact of child poverty, and strategies that influence the rate of child poverty.
    Registration early!
    This registration fee of $60 includes:
    A copy of the resource "I'm Still Hungry" Child and Family Poverty in Ontario
    Lunch and healthy snacks
    Participants handouts
  • MCNIG's Chair Elect Leigh Baetz-Craft to speak at Ryerson Univer
    From 01:00 AM on 22 Mar to 03:00 AM on 22 Mar
    MCNIG's Chair Elect Leigh Baetz-Craft will be speaking to Ryerson University Nursing Students about the benefits of MCNIG membership. For more information and event details contact us at   info@mcnig.ca
     
  • Nurse Practitioners: Partners in Improving the Health Care Syste
    From 09:00 AM on 25 Mar to 05:00 AM on 25 Mar

    With the implementation of Bill 179 and the focus on Bill 46, Nurse Practitioners are playing a bigger role than ever in helping to make the health care system more efficient. Nurse Practitioners have the knowledge, skill and judgment in delivering safe, effective, quality care to patients in Ontario.
    This conference will address how the expanded scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners is helping to meet the ER/ALC challenge and ensuring accessible high quality health care for all.
    Topics include:

    How institutions (ie: acute, LTC) are leading the implementation and integration of Nurse Practitioners in their organizations
    Liability Issues for Nurse Practitioners: Case Studies
    The Lakeridge Experience: One Year Later
    An Update to Bill 179
    A Review of the Nurse Practitioner Toolkit
    Credentialing
    LHINs: How the Nurse Practitioner Role is Supported


     For more information or to register now visit www.oha.com/NP2013
     
  • The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course
    From 09:00 AM on 25 Mar to 05:00 AM on 27 Mar
    INFACT Canada is offering this course on:
    March 25, 26 & 27, 2013•89
    Chestnut Conference Centre,
    89 Chestnut St,
    Toronto ON
    The Course Facilitators are:


    ·Jennifer Abbass Dick, IBCLC and PhD candidate, U of T
    ·Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
    The goal of the INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America breastfeeding course is to provide participants with the information and resources required to support breastfeeding. After completing the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of optimal infant feeding practices, current research and best practices in breastfeeding, the need to protect breastfeeding through the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, and other key initiatives such as the WHO recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
    Suitable for: Physicians, Midwives, Obstetricians, Maternity Care Providers, Nurses, Prenatal Educators, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Registered Dietitians, Health Care Support Workers, Educators, Parents...
    For more information visit: http://infactcanada.ca/courses.html
    Registration options:


    Use the online registration form at: http://infactcanada.ca/Courses/bfc-toronto-mar-2013.html#registration-form
    Mail in the Printable Registration Form to: Elisabeth Sterken, INFACT Canada, 520 Colborne St., London ONN6B 2T5.
    Register by email: esterken@infactcanada.ca . Please do not send credit card information by email as it is not secure.
    Register by phone: 416-595-9819.

    Please include the following information when registering: Name, Address, Affiliation, Phone number, and Email address.
    Space is limited so please register soon.
     

April 2013

  • Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Neurobehavi
    From 09:00 AM on 04 Apr to 05:00 AM on 05 Apr
    The Halton community FAS Planning Committee  is hosting an event Thursday and Friday April 4 and 5th featuring Diane Malbin MSW, an internationally recognized authority of FASD.
    Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Neurobehavioural Perspective, “The Invisible Disability“ should appeal to:

    Caregivers and Parent  who are dealing with FASD,
    Professionals such as CAS workers, social justice workers, nurses,  midwives, doulas, teachers, physicians  and others who interface with pregnant as well as children and adults affected by prenatal use of alcohol
    Others who want to learn more about the issue

    Register today! Limited spots still available, please see the attached flyer .

     
  • Postpartum Depression Symposium
    From 09:00 AM on 05 Apr to 05:00 AM on 05 Apr
    London, ON
    This one-day specialized program is designed for professionals who are working with families in the childbearing years.  It is designed to give the professional a greater insight in to postpartum depression and PTSD, particularly in relation to breastfeeding.  Attendees will learn practical methods for preventing, diagnosing, and treating postpartum depression.  
    http://vestaparenting.ca/content/postpartum-depression-symposium
     
     
  • RNAO AGM April 11-13 2013
    From 09:00 AM on 11 Apr to 05:00 AM on 13 Apr



     
    Location:
    Hilton Toronto
    145 Richmond Street West


    Toronto,Ontario


    Canada


    (Map)
     
    http://rnao.ca//events/AGM2013
     
     
  • Workshop: MODERN ATTACHMENT THEORY
    From 09:00 AM on 15 Apr to 05:00 AM on 15 Apr
    THE ENDURING IMPACT OF RIGHT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT ON AFFECT REGULATION
     
    MONDAY APRIL 15, 2013
    AT THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
     
    with Dr. Allan Schore
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development
     
    Part 1: Early right brain affect regulation and the origins of emotional well-being
    In this presentation and dialogue with the audience Dr. Schore will discuss how his Regulation Theory offers interpersonal neurobiological models of attachment, detailing the enduring impact of interactively regulated bodily-based affective transactions on the organization of the infant’s developing right brain, which for the rest of the life span is dominant for the nonconscious processing of emotions, stress regulation, and intersubjectivity.
     
    Part ll: Right brain affect dysregulation, relational trauma, and psychopathogenesis
    Dr. Schore will describe the negative impact of relational trauma on the developmental trajectory of the right brain and the origins of pathological dissociation as well as the intergenerational transmission of a predisposition to attachment trauma related psychopathologies of self-regulation, including posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. He will also discuss early intervention, and the use of Regulation Theory as a guide for clinical assessments of the mother-infant attachment relationship.
    Check out the Expanding Horizons Registration Brochure for more information, fees and details.
     
    or REGISTER ONLINE
    Can't attend in Person?  REMEMBER…   
    The Pre-Institute Workshop is also available by WEBCAST or OTN Videoconferencing!
    Participating by webcast is a cost effective way to bring this workshop to you and your colleagues.
    Click here for more information on connecting from a distance
    Contact imp.mail@sickkids.ca for more information.
  • Strategies for Working with Young Fathers
    From 09:00 AM on 22 Apr to 04:15 AM on 22 Apr
    One Day that can Change the Way You Work with Young Fathers
    Location:
    Hansa House
    6650 Hurontario St
    Mississauga, ON (map)
    Taking it to the Dads
    Strategies you can use immediately in your work with young dads. Take home messages, content, ideas that can be used immediately in your programs.
    Programs that are working.  Learn from people who are running young father programs that are making a difference.
    Issues that are relevant.  Get updated on the recent research and how it can be used to speak to young men in your community.
    Hear from people doing the work with fathers.  There is a lot of experience out there.  Learn what is working from the ones doing the work.
     
    Agenda


    8:30 - registration open
    9:15 - welcome
    9:30 - Keynote - Chapman Uko

    Chapman first established the Ottawa Young Father’s program in 1996. He is very involved, continues to consult and co-facilitate groups for Brighter Futures organization. You can find Chapman on Mondays with the young dads at the drop-in and on Thursdays in “It’s My Child Too” a parenting group for dads.  For more on Chapman Uko, click here.

    10:15 - break
    10:30 - Panel of Young Fathers
    11:00 - Round table discussions
    11:45 - lunch
    12:45 - Workshop series #1
    2:15 - break
    2:30 - Workshop series #2
    4:15 - conference over

    Download the flyer here.
    $75 Registration
    payment by PayPal or cheque required to hold your spot
    cheques: DCO/EBFC
    600 The East Mall
    Toronto, ON  M9B 4B1
    Lunch is included

May 2013

  • Fourth Annual Hot Topics
    From 08:30 AM on 03 May to 03:00 AM on 03 May

    For Those Working with Prenatal Families

    Two Keynote Speakers:
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Four-Part Model of Prevention

    Margaret Leslie Dip.C.S., C.Psych.Assoc, Canadian Mothercraft Society
    Promoting Mental Health in the Preconception and Prenatal Periods

    Dr. Pat Mousmanis MD., CCFP, FCFP, Ontario College of Family Physicians and Hiltrud Dawson, R.N., BTech, IBCLC , Best Start
    Concurrent Sessions:


    Tobacco Use in the Preconception and Prenatal Periods
    Breaking Down Barriers with Youth
    Food Allergies: The Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy and Beyond
    Safe Methadone Use in Pregnancy

    Displays, Resources and Networking
    SAVE THE DATE:
    Friday, May 3, 2013

    Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
    Cost: $75.00 Students: $40.00 (cost includes lunch)
    Registration begins the end of March 2013
    See Event Flyer
     

     
  • The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course
    From 09:00 AM on 07 May to 05:00 AM on 09 May
    For a sound and basic training in breastfeeding support.
    Click here for full details .
     
     
  • Life With A Baby is hosting a panel on Post Partum Mood Disorder
    From 07:00 AM on 08 May to 08:30 AM on 08 May
    Our leading panel of experts includes: Amy Sky, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Hiltrud Dawson, Patricia Tomasi and Claire Kerr-Zlobin
    Join us as we explore whether enough is being done in the Canadian medical system to treat and prevent postpartum depression, anxiety and mood disorders among women (PPMD). According to the Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH), one in five women experience postpartum depression after the birth of their child.
    The panel discussion titled, “PostPartum Depression: Are We Doing Enough?” will be taking place on May 8th at downtown Toronto from 7-8:30pm p.m. and will feature Sky, a former PPMD sufferer and recipient of the CAMH Courage to Come Back Award and the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Hero Inspiration Award.
    Register at www.lifewithababy.com
  • Day in Perinatology Conference
    From 07:30 AM on 15 May to 03:15 AM on 15 May
    Click Here for full details.

    Just a reminder that the Early Bird Registration for the Day in Perinatology Conference ends on March 15th.  Hurry to register either by PayPal or cheque by visiting our website @ www.dayinperinatology.ca . 

     
  • CMNRP's 3rd Annual Maternal Newborn Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 30 May to 05:00 AM on 31 May
    Caring for Babies, Mothers, Families”

    Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre-Ottawa
    Click here for full details .
     

     
  • La Leche League Canada: Health Professional Seminars
    From 09:00 AM on 31 May to 05:00 AM on 31 May
    La Leche League Canada is pleased to present their upcoming
    Health Professional Seminars for 2013 featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC,
    FILCA
     
    Nancy Mohrbacher is author of the books for
    breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and
    the BAMS Pocket Guide Edition.  She is co-author (with Julie Stock) of
    all three editions of  The Breastfeeding Answer Book, a research-based
    counseling guide for lactation professionals, which has sold more than
    130,000 copies worldwide.  She also has a new book for parents debuting
    in April 2013, Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common
    Nursing Challenges.  Visit Nancy’s website at www.nancymohrbacher.com
    for more information about her work.
     
    This year the Series will be entitled: Using the Natural Laws to Find Breastfeeding Solutions and will be presented in:
    Spring 2013


    Victoria, BC on Monday May 27
    Calgary, AB on Tuesday May 28
    Winnipeg, MB on Thursday May 30
    Oshawa, ON on Friday May 31
    Antigonish, NS on Monday June 3
     
    Fall 2013


    Regina, SK on Monday September 9
    Ottawa, ON on Wednesday September 11
    Guelph, ON on Thursday September 12
    St. John’s, NL on Saturday September 14
    The Seminar topics will include:


    The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
    Concerns about Milk Production
    Breastfeeding Behaviours
    Nipple Pain and Trauma
    CERPs Allocated by IBLCE 5.5L
    Early Bird Registration                                                   
    Spring (before May 13, 2013)                      $160.00
    Fall (before August 26, 2013)                      $160.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                         $144.00
     
    Regular Registration          
    Spring (after May 13, 2013):                         $185.00
    Fall (after August 26, 2013):                         $185.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                          $166.50
     
    LLLC
    Health Professional Members receive a 10% discount off their seminar
    registration fee.  Please purchase your LLLC Health Professional
    Membership (if you are not already a member) BEFORE you register for the
    seminar ( www.lllc.ca/lllc-health-professional-membership ).
    Event Poster          Event Brochure
     

June 2013

  • Breatfeeding Education Update
    From 08:15 AM on 03 Jun to 03:30 AM on 03 Jun
    Click the image below for all information and to register.
     
     
  • The Preterm Infant: Nesting, Nurturing and Nutrition
    From 07:30 AM on 05 Jun to 04:00 AM on 05 Jun
    Conference Program
     
    Dr. Nils Bergman, MB ChB, MPH, MD.


    “Skin to Skin Contact: Evidence and Research Base”
    “Anthropology, Neuroscience and Culture”
    “Review of Stomach Capacity and Infant Feeding Frequency”

    Dr. Paige Terrien Church, MD,  Neonatalogy and Developmental & Behavioural Pediatrics

    "First Lessons: The Value of  Healthy Regulation in Mother and Baby"

    Maureen Luther, BSc (P.T) , MA, Paediatric Physiotherapist

    "Less is More: The Key to a Positive Feeding Experience"
     
    Inquiries: Luisa King (Luisa.King@sunnybrook.ca)
                   Beth Nolson (Beth.Nolson@sunnybrook.ca)
                   416-480-6100 X 87814
     
    Location:
    Harrison Hall, E Wing, Ground Floor, Room EG 21
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Registration begins at 7:30am. Conference runs from 8am to 4pm.  
    Cost: (Conference fees include breakfast, refreshments and lunch)

    Early Registration Bird (Before May 5, 2013) $125
    Late Registration (After May 5, 2013) $150
    Cancellation Fee of $30 will be retained 
    More Information..
     
  • Baby-Friendly Initiative Expo 2013
    From 09:00 AM on 06 Jun to 05:00 AM on 07 Jun

    Presenting:
    Dr. Nils Bergman MB, CHB, DCH, MPH, MD
    Public Health Physician
    Cape Town, South Africa
    AND
    Dr.     Isabella Knox MD, EdM
    Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Seattle, Washington, USA
    When: June 6-7, 2013
    Where: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa
    6039 Fallsview Blvd.
    Niagara Falls, Ontario
    L2G 3V6
    Canada

     
  • Code training with the International Code Documentation Centre a
    From 09:00 AM on 10 Jun to 11:59 PM on 10 Jun
    Location:

    89 Chestnut (U of Toronto) Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto.
    Information:


    This workshop is suitable for those working on breastfeeding supports for mothers and babies; those working to implement the BFI in both hospitals and community health settings; those working on breastfeeding support policies at both national and provincial/territorial and state levels; hospital and community health facility administrators; health professional associations working on infant and young child health and nutrition; all those concerned about the need to eliminate commercial interference in all areas of infant and young child nutrition.
    For registration contact:
    Elisabeth Sterken: esterken@infactcanada.ca
    Registration is limited
    Click here for more info .
     


     
  • CAPPA Canada Lactation Education Workshop
    From 09:00 AM on 13 Jun to 05:00 AM on 15 Jun
    Just a few spaces left!
    CAPPA Canada Lactation Education Workshop
    Teaching Breastfeeding classes: Can we stimulate the return of the natural instincts of the Baby/Mother dyad?
    This course uses the 20 Hour WHO/UNICEF Lactation Management Course, which defines and examines the Baby Friendly Initiative in Canada and Internationally as it promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding. Pre-workshop study will cover this aspect of the course. Understanding BFHI will be a helpful pre-requisite for taking this course. Workshop will include latest scientific data and research related to anatomy, physiology and the biological norms of breastfeeding, Kangaroo Mother Care, the benefits of Skin to Skin, Baby Led latching and the baby’s role in breastfeeding. Participants will be encouraged to learn a new way of latching that makes breastfeeding much easier and fun from the start. Participants will explore the concepts that effective lactation education should include more than simply teaching the basics of position and latch.
    Knowing what to teach about lactation is as important as knowing how to teach parents to-be about breastfeeding and how to support them in the best way possible. Therefore, participants will be encouraged to implement teaching and counseling strategies. Adult learning principles, group discussion, counseling skills, and a variety of videos and visual aids will be included to assist you in previewing what you might want to offer for your institution or practice.Who should attend: This workshop is valuable for professionals such as Doctors, Midwives, Registered Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Massage therapist, or mothers giving peer support etc. and especially those who may want to pursue a career as a Certified Lactation Educator.
    Once you have registered you will receive the pre-workshop information.
    Dates and Location: June13, 14 and 15, 2013 @Appleby Dental Professionals 4300 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington, ON L7M 4P6
    For questions please call or email:
    Attie Sandink RN, IBCLC, RLC, CBE
    289 244 0442
    attie.sandink@gmail.com
     

September 2013

  • La Leche League Canada: Health Professional Seminars
    From 09:00 AM on 11 Sep to 05:00 AM on 11 Sep
     
    La Leche League Canada is pleased to present their upcoming
    Health Professional Seminars for 2013 featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC,
    FILCA
     
    Nancy Mohrbacher is author of the books for
    breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and
    the BAMS Pocket Guide Edition.  She is co-author (with Julie Stock) of
    all three editions of  The Breastfeeding Answer Book, a research-based
    counseling guide for lactation professionals, which has sold more than
    130,000 copies worldwide.  She also has a new book for parents debuting
    in April 2013, Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common
    Nursing Challenges.  Visit Nancy’s website at www.nancymohrbacher.com
    for more information about her work.
     
    This year the Series will be entitled: Using the Natural Laws to Find Breastfeeding Solutions and will be presented in:
    Spring 2013


    Victoria, BC on Monday May 27
    Calgary, AB on Tuesday May 28
    Winnipeg, MB on Thursday May 30
    Oshawa, ON on Friday May 31
    Antigonish, NS on Monday June 3
     
    Fall 2013


    Regina, SK on Monday September 9
    Ottawa, ON on Wednesday September 11
    Guelph, ON on Thursday September 12
    St. John’s, NL on Saturday September 14
    The Seminar topics will include:


    The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
    Concerns about Milk Production
    Breastfeeding Behaviours
    Nipple Pain and Trauma
    CERPs Allocated by IBLCE 5.5L
    Early Bird Registration                                                   
    Spring (before May 13, 2013)                      $160.00
    Fall (before August 26, 2013)                      $160.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                         $144.00
     
    Regular Registration          
    Spring (after May 13, 2013):                         $185.00
    Fall (after August 26, 2013):                         $185.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                          $166.50
     
    LLLC
    Health Professional Members receive a 10% discount off their seminar
    registration fee.  Please purchase your LLLC Health Professional
    Membership (if you are not already a member) BEFORE you register for the
    seminar ( www.lllc.ca/lllc-health-professional-membership ).
    Event Poster          Event Brochure
     
  • La Leche League Canada: Health Professional Seminars
    From 09:00 AM on 12 Sep to 05:00 AM on 12 Sep
     
    La Leche League Canada is pleased to present their upcoming
    Health Professional Seminars for 2013 featuring Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC,
    FILCA
     
    Nancy Mohrbacher is author of the books for
    breastfeeding specialists, Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS) and
    the BAMS Pocket Guide Edition.  She is co-author (with Julie Stock) of
    all three editions of  The Breastfeeding Answer Book, a research-based
    counseling guide for lactation professionals, which has sold more than
    130,000 copies worldwide.  She also has a new book for parents debuting
    in April 2013, Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common
    Nursing Challenges.  Visit Nancy’s website at www.nancymohrbacher.com
    for more information about her work.
     
    This year the Series will be entitled: Using the Natural Laws to Find Breastfeeding Solutions and will be presented in:
    Spring 2013


    Victoria, BC on Monday May 27
    Calgary, AB on Tuesday May 28
    Winnipeg, MB on Thursday May 30
    Oshawa, ON on Friday May 31
    Antigonish, NS on Monday June 3
     
    Fall 2013


    Regina, SK on Monday September 9
    Ottawa, ON on Wednesday September 11
    Guelph, ON on Thursday September 12
    St. John’s, NL on Saturday September 14
    The Seminar topics will include:


    The Natural Laws of Breastfeeding
    Concerns about Milk Production
    Breastfeeding Behaviours
    Nipple Pain and Trauma
    CERPs Allocated by IBLCE 5.5L
    Early Bird Registration                                                   
    Spring (before May 13, 2013)                      $160.00
    Fall (before August 26, 2013)                      $160.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                         $144.00
     
    Regular Registration          
    Spring (after May 13, 2013):                         $185.00
    Fall (after August 26, 2013):                         $185.00
    LLLC Health Prof Member:                          $166.50
     
    LLLC
    Health Professional Members receive a 10% discount off their seminar
    registration fee.  Please purchase your LLLC Health Professional
    Membership (if you are not already a member) BEFORE you register for the
    seminar ( www.lllc.ca/lllc-health-professional-membership ).
    Event Poster          Event Brochure
     
  • The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course
    From 09:00 AM on 16 Sep to 05:00 AM on 18 Sep
      INFACT Canada is offering this course on:


    Sept. 16, 17 & 18, 2013 • 89 Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St, Toronto ON
    The Course Facilitators are:


    Linda J. Smith MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA
    Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
    The goal of the INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America breastfeeding course is to provide participants with the information and resources required to support breastfeeding. After completing the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of optimal infant feeding practices, current research and best practices in breastfeeding, the need to protect breastfeeding through the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, and other key initiatives such as the WHO recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
    Suitable for: Physicians, Midwives, Obstetricians, Maternity Care Providers, Nurses, Prenatal Educators, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Registered Dietitians, Health Care Support Workers, Educators, Parents...
    For more information visit: http://infactsecure.com/20-hour/toronto-sept/
    Registration options:


    Use the online registration form at: http://infactsecure.com/20-hour/toronto-sept/register.html
    Mail in the Printable Registration Form to: Elisabeth Sterken, INFACT Canada, 520 Colborne St., London ON N6B 2T5.
    Register by email: esterken@infactcanada.ca . Please do not send credit card information by email as it is not secure.
    Register by phone: 416-595-9819.
    Please include the following information when registering: Name, Address, Affiliation, Phone number, and Email address.
    Space is limited so please register soon.
     
  • Healthy Start: Breastfeeding Supports in Ontario
    From 09:00 AM on 30 Sep to 05:00 AM on 30 Sep
    September 30, 2013 9:00 a.m.
    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    Building on the recommendations of the Healthy Kids Panel, Ontario newborns and their families will benefit from new breastfeeding supports. The panel's recommendations focus on three pillars:

    Start All Kids on the Path to Health
    Change the Food Environment
    Create Healthy Communities
    In response, Ontario has a three pillar, cross-government strategy to promote the health of our children focusing on:

    Healthy Start - supporting healthy preconception, pregnancy and early years to build the foundation for a healthy childhood and beyond.
    Healthy Food - an essential component to achieving healthy weights and healthy childhood development.
    Healthy Active Communities - building healthy environments for children is the responsibility of the whole community.
    New Investments in Breastfeeding Supports
    To help babies get the best start in life, the government will establish the following new initiatives:

    Access to 24-hour expert support for mothers who are breastfeeding through a telephone advisory service, beginning in early 2014. This service will provide new mothers and families with confidential breastfeeding support, advice, and referrals from trained Registered Nurses. In addition, there will be additional "Lactation Experts" who will provide 24/7 support. The service will be provided in English and French with 24/7 access to telephone interpreters in more than 100 languages and a direct TTY number for those with hearing and speech difficulties.
    Training, tools, guidance and other resources to help Ontario hospitals, Community Health Centres, Family Health Teams, Public Health Units, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Nurse Practitioner-led clinics achieve the World Health Organization's Baby-Friendly Initiative designation and adopt clinical best practices in infant feeding. The initiative is a world-renowned approach to promoting optimal infant feeding though a patient-centered model that addresses individual conditions and needs impacting new mothers and their babies.
    Targeted support for mothers who find it difficult to access breastfeeding services.  The government will fund local community health organizations to develop and implement support programs focussed on reaching out to mothers in population groups that have lower rates of breastfeeding, such as women having their first baby, Aboriginal women, and women who plan to return to work within six months, among others.
    New resources through Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre. The centre develops educational resources and tools for families and health care providers to support mothers in breastfeeding. New resources will include:
    A guide for Aboriginal families and communities developed in consultation with  Aboriginal communities.
    A manual to support hospitals and community health organizations to adopt and     implement the Baby-Friendly Initiative.

    Existing Supports for Breastfeeding in Ontario
    Ontario offers a wide range of programs to support and encourage breastfeeding, including:

    36 Public Health Units in Ontario that provide a wide range of breastfeeding supports across the province, including prenatal education and breastfeeding awareness activities to support groups for new moms and babies.
    The Ontario Midwifery Program that includes breastfeeding instruction and support for clients, as needed after birth until six weeks post-partum.
    Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre that supports health care organizations in Ontario to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, babies and young children and Breastfeeding Matters, a guide to breastfeeding for women and their families.
    The Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Opened in January 2013, in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the milk bank provides donor breast milk to very low birth weight babies and some babies in level III neonatal intensive care units by physician prescription.
    Trained lactation consultants providing support for breastfeeding mothers across Ontario.
    http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2013/09/healthy-start-breastfeeding-supports-in-ontario.html  
     

October 2013

  • Alcohol and Pregnancy: A National Challenge
    From 11:00 AM on 01 Oct to 01:00 AM on 01 Oct
    Presentation by:
    Gideon Koren MD, FRCPC, FACMT
    Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children,
    Professor of Pediatrics,Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Medical Genetics, The University of Toronto,
    Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Physiology/Pharmacology,and the Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology, The University of Western Ontario
    _________________________________________________________
     
    IMH Rounds are FREE EVENTS and open to the public. NO Registration is required to attend.
    Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) and The Infant Psychiatry Program of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) are pleased to present an ongoing series of Infant Mental Health Rounds presentations.
    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
    Dates:   The first Tuesday of each month    
    (excluding July, August, September, and January)
    Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EST)
    Location:   The Hospital for Sick Children
    555 University Ave.,
    Toronto, ON,
    1st Floor, Daniels Hollywood Theatre

    There are more ways than ever to connect to IMHP Events.
    IMHP One-Day Workshops and Infant Mental Health Rounds hosted at The Hospital for Sick Children are also available by WEBCAST and Videoconferencing through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).
    Contact mailto:imp.mail@sickkids.ca for webcast details.
    For more information on upcoming presentations or connecting from a distance visit:  http://www.imhpromotion.ca/Events/IMHRounds.aspx  
     
  • ICEA Childbirth Educator Workshop
    From 09:00 AM on 03 Oct to 05:00 AM on 04 Oct
    ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Workshop coming to Toronto October 3 and 4, 2013.
    The Mount Sinai Hospital Prenatal Education Program is excited to be hosting an ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Workshop on Thursday October 3rd and Friday October 4th.  The workshop is geared towards both new and seasoned Childbirth Educators and attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirement for ICEA Childbirth Educator Certification.  It also provides 16 CEU's for Registered Nurses.  
    The cost is $400.00 US plus applicable fees, and course information and registration information can be found at http://www.jmbirthconsultants.com/workshops/childbirtheducator.html .  To find out more about ICEA and the Childbirth Educator Certification process, please go to http://www.icea.org/ and go to the Certification heading.
    We hope that you will join us in this dynamic workshop at our convenient downtown Toronto location at the Queen's Park subway station (College and University).  Accomodations have not been arranged but if enough interest is there, it may be possible to get a group discount at  hotel nearby.  
    Please contact Matthuschka Sheedy at msheedy@mtsinai.on.ca to explore this option.
     
  • Professional Childbirth Educator Workshop
    From 09:00 AM on 03 Oct to 05:00 AM on 04 Oct
    International Childbirth Education Association - Professional Childbirth Educator Workshop
    October 3-4, 2013, Toronto, ON
    The Mount Sinai Hospital Prenatal Education Program is hosting an ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Workshop. The workshop is geared towards both new and seasoned Childbirth Educators and attending the entire workshop will meet the contact hour requirement for ICEA Childbirth Educator Certification. It also provides 16 CEU's for Registered Nurses. 
    To find out more about ICEA and the Childbirth Educator Certification process, please go to http://www.icea.org/  and go to the Certification heading.
    http://www.jmbirthconsultants.com/workshops/childbirtheducator.html
     
  • Controversies In Breastfeeding
    From 06:30 AM on 03 Oct to 07:45 AM on 03 Oct
    An Evening Discussion with Dr. Jack Newman
    There are still tickets left for the dinner and discussion night with Dr. Jack Newman on Thursday October 3rd in Cambridge, ON from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
    Download Flyer for more information.
     
  • The National Breastfeeding Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 17 Oct to 05:00 AM on 18 Oct
    Conference Will Feature Eight Speakers and Eleven Sessions over Two Days
    The National Breastfeeding Conference, October 17 & 18, held annually in Toronto, has an exciting mix of speakers this year to address the theme: "Strengthening Our Breastfeeding Culture."


    Jane Morton: Research about Breastmilk Expression and Baby-Friendly Bedside Care for Low and High Risk Infants.
    Jan Barger : The 11 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, Millennial Moms, Breastfeeding Challenges, and Common breastfeeding ethical issues.
    David Clarke: The importance of the code, Globally and Nationally.
    Toronto Public Health: The Baby Friendly designation and beyond.
    Janette Festival : Calgary Mothers' Milk Bank: The Creation of a Community-Based Milk Bank.
    Sharon Unger and Debbie Stone : The Toronto Milk Bank.
    Anita Kozyrskyj : The Effect of formula and C-sections on good gut bacteria.
    For all the conference information log onto: http://breastfeedingconference.com /. Online registration will open the fourth week of August.
    Hope to see you there.
    The Breastfeeding Conference Committee
     
  • RTS Bereavement Training in Perinatal Death
    From 09:00 AM on 22 Oct to 05:00 AM on 23 Oct
    PAIL (Pregnancy & Infant Loss) Network (formerly PBSO) is offering the 2 day RTS course this October 22 & 23.  The course location is the Hernder Winery, near St. Catharines.
    The early bird registration deadline has been extended from August 20 to September 6.
    Course outline and registration information are in the attached brochure .
     
  • Breastfeeding Clinic
    From 09:00 AM on 24 Oct to 05:00 AM on 24 Oct
    Perth District Health Unit is hosting a 1 day breastfeeding refresher with Kathy Venter on Thursday October 24, 2013.
    The Level One 18 hour WHO course is ideally the prerequisite for this one day session. Information presented will be a review and enhancement of knowledge based on current research.
    Download Flyer for more information.
     
  • Child and Family Poverty Workshop
    From 09:00 AM on 30 Oct to 05:00 AM on 30 Oct
    Best Start Resource Centre will be hosting a Child and Family Poverty Workshop on Wednesday October 30, 2013 at the Centre, 100 Casimir Ave, in Dryden ON.
    This interactive workshop is for service providers who work with young children, with parents of young children, or who have the opportunity to influence the health and development of young children.
    This workshop will address pertinent information for service providers working with families with young children (0-6 years old) living in poverty. It will share information about rates of child poverty, consequences of child poverty, strategies that influence the impact of child poverty, and strategies that influence the rate of child poverty.
    The registration fee of $75 includes will include a copy of the resource "I'm Still Hungry" , lunch and healthy snacks.
    Details about the program and registration will be posted on our website in the coming weeks.
     

November 2013

  • Traditional First Nation Family Parenting
    From 10:00 AM on 01 Nov to 11:30 AM on 01 Nov
    There are three optional times and dates for this webinar.
    Friday, November 1, 2013   -                    10:00 – 11:30 AM  (EST)
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013  -                10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST)
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –           2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)
    This 1.5 hour free webinar will introduce traditional family parenting for service providers who work with First Nation families.  Topics that will be covered include how First Nation ancestors raised their children, the importance of bonding and renewed parenting skills using the Teachings and Values.
    Speaker:
    Janet Fox, from Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan
    To register please go to:
    http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
    This webinar is free to all participants. 
     
  • Traditional First Nation Family Parenting
    From 10:00 AM on 12 Nov to 11:30 AM on 12 Nov
    There are three optional times and dates for this webinar.
    Friday, November 1, 2013   -                    10:00 – 11:30 AM  (EST)
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013  -                10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST)
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –           2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)
    This 1.5 hour free webinar will introduce traditional family parenting for service providers who work with First Nation families.  Topics that will be covered include how First Nation ancestors raised their children, the importance of bonding and renewed parenting skills using the Teachings and Values.
    Speaker:
    Janet Fox, from Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan
    To register please go to:
    http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
    This webinar is free to all participants. 
      
  • Traditional First Nation Family Parenting
    From 02:00 AM on 13 Nov to 03:30 AM on 13 Nov
    There are three optional times and dates for this webinar.
    Friday, November 1, 2013   -                    10:00 – 11:30 AM  (EST)
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013  -                10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST)
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –           2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)
    This 1.5 hour free webinar will introduce traditional family parenting for service providers who work with First Nation families.  Topics that will be covered include how First Nation ancestors raised their children, the importance of bonding and renewed parenting skills using the Teachings and Values.
    Speaker:
    Janet Fox, from Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan
    To register please go to:
    http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
    This webinar is free to all participants. 
     
  • I'm Still Hungry - Child and Family Poverty Workshop
    From 08:30 AM on 18 Nov to 04:00 AM on 18 Nov
    This interactive workshop is for service providers who work with young children, with parents of young children, or who have the opportunity to influence the health and development of young children.
    Workshop Description: 
    This interactive workshop is based on a resource developed by Best Start Resource Centre.  " I'm Still Hungry " resource explores the issues of families living in poverty in Ontario.
    This workshop will address pertinent information for service providers working with families with young children (0-6 years old) living in poverty. It will share information about rates of child poverty, consequences of child poverty, strategies that influence the impact of child poverty, and strategies that influence the rate of child poverty.
    Registration will start at 8:30 am and the workshop will end at 4:00 pm.
    For inquiries about registration contact: 
    Roshni Juttun: r.juttun@healthnexus.ca or 1-800-397-9567 ext. 2336; or 416-408-2249 ext. 2336
    For inquiries about workshop content contact:
    Marie Brisson: m.brisson@healthnexus.ca or 1-800-397-9567 ext. 2255
    DISPLAY SPACE: 
    There will be space available for programs to bring material that is relevant (research, programs and services, policies) and relates to the issue of working with families and young children (0-6) living in poverty.
    Participants are invited to bring relevant resources and information to the workshop TO SHARE
     
  • The 3rd National CAPWHN Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 21 Nov to 05:00 AM on 23 Nov
    The 3rd National Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses (CAPWHN) Conference will be held November 21-23, 2013 at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The Preliminary Program, registration and logistical information is now available.
    Click here for full details and registration .
     
  • Introduction to the ASQ-3 and the ASQ: SE tools
    From 09:00 AM on 25 Nov to 04:00 AM on 25 Nov
    This workshop will provide an overview and introduction to the ASQ-3 and the ASQ: SE tools.
    Participants will learn how to:

    USE the tools
    SCORE and INTERPRET the results
    USE THE RESULTS in any type of programming that is created for the child

    Register Today
     
  • Building Strong Families Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 27 Nov to 04:30 AM on 27 Nov
    This conference is for anyone who interacts with families in any capacity.  
    If you are a parent, YES! This conference is for you.  If you are work with parents YES! This conference is for you.  If you manage a moms group, or facilitate parenting programs, or provide counseling services, or run a child-care program, or you are a doula, or midwife, or have a birth related business, or have a mom related business, or any other professional who works with parents or children – This conference is for you! 
    It is essential that we are all are equipped with tools for our role in building strong families.  We all need to understand the important role we play in supporting the early years for both parent and child.
    Come out and learn more about Postpartum Mood Disorders, the interventions, and the critical linkages between healthy brain development and children mental health.  We hope this conference will put you one-step ahead in supporting and developing your child or the children you care for.
    In addition to our Keynote sessions, the breakout sessions will: 1) help parents, caregivers and professionals alike to understand how fathers and mothers parent differently. 2) Provide strategies for nurturing yourself so you can nurture those you care for.
    REGISTER before September 27th to win Tickets to Diana Krall – October 3rd in Niagara Falls  http://www.lifewithababy.com/FallConference2013
     
     

December 2013

  • Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference Line up
    From 12:00 PM on 03 Dec to 12:00 PM on 05 Dec

    Hi Everyone:   our favorite FASD Conference of the year is coming up and guess what?
     
    You're invited!! 
    On behalf of the Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference Committee, please consider this your formal invitation to attend the 4th Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference, to be held December 3-5th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, in Sudbury.
    This year's exciting line-up includes:

    Jodee Kulp, author of Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury; The Best I Can Be, Living with Fetal Alcohol, by Liz and Jodee Kulp; Families at Risk; and Journey to Life
    The lovely and talented Emily Travis ~ Miss Southern Illinois 2012, a shining example of what young Native people living with FASD can accomplish, will share her presentation: Through Weakness Shines Hope.
    Myles Himmelrich, an Internationally recognized Mentor & Motivational Speaker, will also share his story with us.
    Dr. Brenda Stade, Clinical Specialist in FASD will conduct: FASD: A Diagnosis of Hope
    Author, Educator & Founder of the organization: Healthy Brains for Children: Jody Allen Crowe will conduct a session titled: Who, What & How to Empower Kids, The thoughts of an educator on FASD in our schools and community.
    Lawyer Jonathan Rudin (co-chair of the Provincial FASD Justice Committee & Program Director for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto) has once again accepted our invitation to come join us. He will be facilitating: Working With FASD Affected Clients in the Legal System.
    Plus many more exciting facilitators!! Please see our poster for the full listing.

     
    Registration fee: $275 per person.
    We also offer a discounted rate of $150 for parent of/individual living with FASD.
    Plus!
    Registrations paid in full by November 11th will be entered in a draw to win an iPad Mini!
    Please Registration & Payment to: Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, Healthy Choices Program, 161 Applegrove Street, Sudbury Ontario, P3C 1N2. 
    Attn: Carol Anne Cheechoo
    Tel: (705) 675-1596, Fax: (705) 675-8040 , Email: ccheechoo@skhc.ca
    Inquiries can also be posed to any of the following proud conference co-hosts:

    Dan Garcia, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, Email: dan.garcia@noojmowin-teg.ca
    Priscilla Southwind, North Shore Tribal Council, Email: Priscilla.southwind@nmninoeyaa.ca
    Laurie McLeod-Shabogesic, Union of Ontario Indians: mcllau@anishinabek.ca
    Teresa McGregor, Nâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, cswp@nfsudbury.org

    Conference Poster       Conference Registration       Vendor Registration
     

January 2014

  • The Baby-Friendly Initiative Webinar
    From 12:00 PM on 16 Jan

    The Baby-Friendly Initiative: Evidence-Based Key Messages and Resources


    Webinar - Description:


    This one-hour, free webinar is for anyone working in hospitals or community settings seeking to implement the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI).


    The Best Start Resource Centre developed this resource in partnership with The Baby-Friendly Initiative Ontario to support service providers on their BFI implementation journey. The webinar will highlight how this resource can be used to support service providers in using a common language, agreeing on key messages, understanding the evidence base, and accessing resources to support the practical aspects of BFI implementation. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.


    Webinar dates and times:


    There will be three optional dates to attend this webinar:

    Thursday, January 16th, 11.00 - 12.00 EST
    Friday, January 24th, 14.00 - 15.00 EST
    Wednesday, January 29th, 10.00 - 11.00 EST

     
    To register click here:  http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
     

  • CAPPA Canada Lactation Education Workshop
    From 09:00 AM on 23 Jan to 05:00 PM on 25 Jan

    Assisting professionals to teach "Normal" Breastfeeding!!
    This course uses the 20 Hour WHO/UNICEF Lactation Management Course format and meets all the criteria that defines and examines the Baby Friendly Initiative in Canada and Internationally as it promotes, protects and supports breastfeeding. Understanding BFI/BFHI will be a helpful pre-requisite for taking this course but not necessary. Workshop will include latest scientific data and research related to anatomy, physiology and the biological norms of breastfeeding, transitional changes of the baby right after birth, Kangaroo Mother Care, the benefits of Skin to Skin, Baby Led latching, Laid back breastfeeding and the baby’s expert role. Participants will be encouraged to learn a new way of latching that makes breastfeeding much easier and fun from the start. We will explore components of effective lactation education.
    Knowing what to teach about lactation is as important as knowing how to teach parents to-be about breastfeeding and how to support them in the best way possible. Therefore, participants will be encouraged to implement teaching and counseling strategies. Adult learning principles, group discussion, counseling skills, and a variety of videos and visual aids will be included to assist you in previewing what you might want to offer for your institution or practice.
    Who should attend:  This workshop is valuable for all professionals working with the Breastfeeding Dyad such as Doctors, Midwives, Registered Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Massage therapist, or mothers giving peer support etc. and others who may want to pursue a career as a Certified Lactation Educator.
    Once you have registered you will receive the pre-workshop information.
    Dates and Location:  January 23, 24 and 25, 2014 @ Birth and Baby Needs, 1025 Waterdown Rd., Burlington, Ontario
    Early bird special, if you register before  January 4 /2014 will be  $350.00, After this the regular fee of $400.00 will be applied.
    For questions please call or email:
    Attie Sandink RN, IBCLC, RLC, CBE
    attie.sandink@gmail.com
    289 244 0442
     
  • The Baby-Friendly Initiative Webinar
    From 02:00 PM on 24 Jan

    The Baby-Friendly Initiative: Evidence-Based Key Messages and Resources


    Webinar - Description:


    This one-hour, free webinar is for anyone working in hospitals or community settings seeking to implement the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI).


    The Best Start Resource Centre developed this resource in partnership with The Baby-Friendly Initiative Ontario to support service providers on their BFI implementation journey. The webinar will highlight how this resource can be used to support service providers in using a common language, agreeing on key messages, understanding the evidence base, and accessing resources to support the practical aspects of BFI implementation. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.


    Webinar dates and times:


    There will be three optional dates to attend this webinar:

    Thursday, January 16th, 11.00 - 12.00 EST
    Friday, January 24th, 14.00 - 15.00 EST
    Wednesday, January 29th, 10.00 - 11.00 EST

     
    To register click here:  http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
     

  • The Baby-Friendly Initiative Webinar
    From 10:00 AM on 29 Jan

    The Baby-Friendly Initiative: Evidence-Based Key Messages and Resources


    Webinar - Description:


    This one-hour, free webinar is for anyone working in hospitals or community settings seeking to implement the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI).


    The Best Start Resource Centre developed this resource in partnership with The Baby-Friendly Initiative Ontario to support service providers on their BFI implementation journey. The webinar will highlight how this resource can be used to support service providers in using a common language, agreeing on key messages, understanding the evidence base, and accessing resources to support the practical aspects of BFI implementation. Time will be allotted for questions and discussion.


    Webinar dates and times:


    There will be three optional dates to attend this webinar:

    Thursday, January 16th, 11.00 - 12.00 EST
    Friday, January 24th, 14.00 - 15.00 EST
    Wednesday, January 29th, 10.00 - 11.00 EST

     
    To register click here:  http://beststart.org/index_eng.html
     

February 2014

  • The Best Start Resource Centre Conference
    From 10:00 AM on 26 Feb to 12:00 PM on 28 Dec

    The Best Start Resource Centre Conference is an annual event for service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health, and early child development to meet, share, reflect, network and be inspired! The annual conference attracts over 300 participants each year. 
    In addition to offering excellent peer sharing opportunities, the conference allows service providers and policy makers to increase their knowledge and learn innovative strategies and programs relevant to their work. The annual conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from policy to practice. More specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Ontario and across multiple settings related to family, maternal, newborn and child health. 
    Please click here to find out more about the exciting line up of speakers and topics.
  • 2014 Healthy Babies Healthy Children day
    From 09:00 AM on 26 Feb to 05:00 PM on 28 Feb
    The 2014 Healthy Babies Healthy Children day is relevant to all service providers who want to learn skills and strategies to support client's efforts to modify risk behaviours, although content has been tailored to be of primary interest to public health nurses working in the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program. Since there is some space remaining in this session, we are pleased to announce that this session is now open to ALL service providers who work in preconception health, prenatal health and early child development!

    Early Bird Rates are still available for this pre-conference session but there is limited space.


    More details:

    This full day pre-conference session will be hosted by Dr. Steve Hotz, Adjunct Professor, Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. It will offer practical suggestions for service providers in key areas of their work. This workshop addresses skills and strategies to support client's efforts to modify risk behaviours. It presents a brief counselling model and techniques based on an integration of the Transtheoretical Model of behaviour change (Prochaska et al., 2012) and Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2008, 2012).


    Participants will learn to:

    Assess motivation and the barriers to health behaviour change
    Help clients make fully informed choices about treatments
    Facilitate commitment to change and build skills that support adoption and maintenance of treatment
    Strengthen existing counselling by using specific skills to tailor interventions to client level of readiness


    Who Should Attend

    Service providers who work to promote the health of expectant and new parents, newborns, young children, women and families: Public Health Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Staff from Ontario Early Year’s Centres, Breastfeeding Supporters, Ontario Healthy Babies Healthy Children Staff, Administrators/Managers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors, Early Childhood Educators, Family Development Workers, Family Support Workers, Family Resource Program Staff, Primary Care Professionals, Health Promoters, Nutritionists, Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

    To Register:http://www.beststart.org/events/2014/bsannualconf14/register.htm

May 2014

  • MCNIG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
    From 08:00 AM on 03 May to 04:00 PM on 03 May

    The MCNIG AGM will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with breakfast being served at 8:00am. The business portion of the meeting will take place from 8:30am to 10:00am. From there we will welcome our guest Peggy Passmore RN, who will be speaking about the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Donor Milk Bank.


    Please register for the AGM on the RNAO Website: http://rnao.ca/events/annual-general-meeting-agm-0
  • Biennial Paediatric Nursing Conference - A Dynamic Specialty
    From 09:00 AM on 09 May to 05:00 PM on 10 May

    The Pediatric Nurses Interest Group Conference Program Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at our Biennial Paediatric Nursing Conference - "A Dynamic Specialty" on May 9th - May 10th, 2014 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.


    For more information please visit:   http://www.pednig.ca/documents/Call%20for%20Abstracts.pdf
     
    ***Deadline for Abstract Submissions was previously January 6th 2014 but has now been extended to January 13th 2014.***



    "For more information please visit:"  http://www.pednig.ca/modules/news/index.php#36


  • The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates
    From 09:00 AM on 30 May to 05:00 PM on 30 May
    The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit are set!

    Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

    Friday, May 30

    Friday, June 6

    Friday, June 13

    The sessions will be held at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office, 15 Sperling Drive in Barrie.

    More information will follow in the coming months.

    Please visit:http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/Breastfeeding/BabyFriendlyInitiative/EducationResources.aspx

June 2014

  • The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates
    From 09:00 AM on 06 Jun to 05:00 PM on 06 Jun
    The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit are set!

    Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

    Friday, May 30

    Friday, June 6

    Friday, June 13

    The sessions will be held at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office, 15 Sperling Drive in Barrie.

    More information will follow in the coming months.

    Please visit:http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/Breastfeeding/BabyFriendlyInitiative/EducationResources.aspx

  • The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates
    From 09:00 AM on 13 Jun to 05:00 PM on 13 Jun
    The Spring WHO - 20 Hour Breastfeeding Course dates at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit are set!

    Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

    Friday, May 30

    Friday, June 6

    Friday, June 13

    The sessions will be held at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office, 15 Sperling Drive in Barrie.

    More information will follow in the coming months.

    Please visit:http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/Breastfeeding/BabyFriendlyInitiative/EducationResources.aspx

February 2015

  • 2015 Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference
    From 08:00 AM on 25 Feb to 04:30 PM on 27 Feb

     

    Best Start Resource Centre


    Wednesday, 25 February 2015 at 8:00 AM - Friday, 27 February 2015 at 4:30 PM (EST)
    Mississauga, ON
     
    Click here for full details and Registration



March 2015

  • MCNIG Winter 2015 Newsletter
    From 09:00 AM on 01 Mar to 05:00 PM on 01 Mar

    Please  click here to view our Winter 2015 Newsletter .
     
    MCNIG Executive...
     

May 2015

  • Maternal Mental Health - Celebrating Today Planning for Tomorrow
    From 09:00 AM on 07 May to 05:00 PM on 08 May

    Location:
    Travelodge, 4177 Albert St. South, Regina, SK


    This conference explores maternal mental health within 4 main themes:

    Innovative programs and projects
    Latest science, research, and treatments
    Supports and solutions that empower and inform
    Moving forward together

    Call for Abstracts now open. Registration to open February 1. Fees:
    $225 for professionals * After April 15, $275
    $125 for non-professional women with lived experience *After April 15, $175
     
    Keynote Speakers
    Sally Kendall, RN, HV, PhD
    Dr Kendall is an award winning speaker from the UK who will share her expertise and experiences with the maternal mental health, in particular about perinatal mental health initiatives in England, self-efficacy and attachment in new mothers, and teen parents over the two days of the conference.


    Jennifer Kuchinka from Estevan, SK, author of After the Truck Hit & her mom.
    Jennifer was a new mom struggling with Postpartum Depression when she ran out of the hospital and was hit by a truck. She chronicles her life before the accident, the aftermath, her recovery and living with a brain injury.
     
    Abstract forms and conference updates at www.skmaternalmentalhealth.ca or find us on Facebook!
    Contact angela.bowen@usask.ca

September 2015

  • Challenges in Breastfeeding - Strategies that help
    From 08:30 AM on 16 Sep to 03:30 PM on 16 Sep

    SESSIONS INCLUDE:

    WEIGHT GAIN IN THE EARLY WEEKS
    TONGUE & LIP TIE
    IMPACT OF BIRTH ON BREASTFEEDING
    SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE
    SUPPLEMENTATION

     
    Download Poster for full information and registration

October 2015

  • MILK - The Movie
    From 07:00 PM on 01 Oct to 09:00 PM on 01 Oct

    The City of Kawartha Lakes Breastfeeding Coalition is pleased to
    invite you to a showing of MILK ( www.milkhood.com ), by
    Noemi Weis on Thursday October 1 at 7 pm in Lindsay,
    Ontario.  
     
    In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the coalition has organized this event which is taking place at the Glenn
    Crombie Theatre on the FROST campus of Fleming College in
    Lindsay.
     
    Please see the attached poster for more details . 

  • CLCA-ACCL National Breast Feeding Conference
    From 09:00 AM on 02 Oct to 05:00 PM on 03 Oct

    YOU ARE INVITED to the CLCA/ACCL Conference on October 2-3 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The programme has shaped up to be quite impressive and I am really looking forward to seeing many of you there.


    Conference Programme and Registration Early Bird Registration (early bird ends September 7, so don't dawdle!): http://clca-accl.ca/education/conferences/
     

    2015 Award of Excellence (closes Sept 15, but still don't dawdle): http://clca-accl.ca/about-us/awards-grants/


    Exhibitor Spaces: if you know of businesses or organizations who might be interested, there are still some spaces available. Please feel free to send them my way or provide them with this link https://goo.gl/CaqmjW


    Community Organization Tables: We are also reserving a couple tables at low-cost/no-cost for community organizations to have displays - if you work with or for such an organization, please have them contact me directly. There are a very limited number of spaces for this. 


    Fiona Lang-Sharpe and Board Members of CLCA

November 2015

January 2016

  • GOLD Lactation Alumni Presentations
    From 09:00 AM on 25 Jan to 05:00 PM on 25 Jan

    Schedule:   Live January 25, 2016
    Access Time:   4 Weeks.
    Education:   3 Hours of Education / 3 CERPs.
    On Demand:   Play, pause, rewind & re-watch presentations
    Handouts:   Download/Print materials, slides & references provided by the Speakers.
    Forums & Chat:   Post questions to Speakers or chat with colleagues online.
    Q&A:   View the recordings of all the live Question & Answer Sessions.
    Registration:   $45 USD
    Free for past GOLD Delegates with Alumni Status (Attending 5 or more presentations).  
     
    Check to see if you have Alumni Status here.
    Click here to Register.

  • Halton Baby Friendly Initiative January
    From 09:00 AM on 27 Jan to 05:00 PM on 29 Jan

    Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course "Breastfeeding Updates”.


    Level 1 Breast feeding course "Making a difference".
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with Quintessences Foundation. When: Jan 27th, 28th and 29th 2016 or June 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2016 or Oct 26th, 27th and 28th 2016
    Where: Oakville, address mailed to you on registration.
     
    Level 2 Breast feeding course "Making a difference" .
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with the Quintessences Foundation.
    When:  May 11th, 12th and 13th 2016 or Nov 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016.


    Click here for full details and registration .



February 2016

April 2016

  • Level 1 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 04 Apr to 05:00 PM on 04 Apr

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation. When: Monday April 4th, 11th and 18th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where: Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost: $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration .

  • Level 1 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 11 Apr to 05:00 PM on 11 Apr

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation. 
    When:  Monday April 4th, 11th and 18th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where:  Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost:  $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration .

  • Level 1 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 18 Apr to 05:00 PM on 18 Apr

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation.  When:  Monday April 4th, 11th and 18th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where:  Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost:  $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration .

May 2016

  • Halton Baby Friendly Initiative Level 2 - May
    From 09:00 AM on 11 May to 05:00 PM on 13 May

    Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course "Breastfeeding Updates”.
     
    Level 2 Breast feeding course "Making a difference" .
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with the Quintessences Foundation.
    When:   May 11th, 12th and 13th 2016 or Nov 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016.


    Click here for full details and registration .

June 2016

  • Level 2 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 06 Jun to 05:00 PM on 06 Jun

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation. When: Monday June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where: Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost: $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration.

  • Level 2 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 13 Jun to 05:00 PM on 13 Jun

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation. 
    When:  Monday June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where:  Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost:  $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration.

  • Level 2 Breast feeding course - Making a Difference
    From 09:00 AM on 20 Jun to 05:00 PM on 20 Jun

    Hosted by Guelph General Hospital with support of Quintessence Foundation. 
    When:  Monday June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
    Where:  Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, ON
    Cost:  $300
     
    Click here for full details and Registration.

  • Halton Baby Friendly Initiative June
    From 09:00 AM on 22 Jun to 05:00 PM on 24 Jun

    Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course "Breastfeeding Updates”.


    Level 1 Breast feeding course  "Making a difference".
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with Quintessences Foundation.  When:  Jan 27th, 28th and 29th 2016 or June 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2016 or Oct 26th, 27th and 28th 2016
    Where:  Oakville, address mailed to you on registration.
     
    Level 2 Breast feeding course "Making a difference" .
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with the Quintessences Foundation.
    When:   May 11th, 12th and 13th 2016 or Nov 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016.


    Click here for full details and registration .

October 2016

  • Halton Baby Friendly Initiative October
    From 09:00 AM on 26 Oct to 05:00 PM on 28 Oct

    Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course "Breastfeeding Updates”.


    Level 1 Breast feeding course  "Making a difference".
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with Quintessences Foundation.  When:  Jan 27th, 28th and 29th 2016 or June 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2016 or Oct 26th, 27th and 28th 2016
    Where:  Oakville, address mailed to you on registration.
     
    Level 2 Breast feeding course "Making a difference" .
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with the Quintessences Foundation.
    When:   May 11th, 12th and 13th 2016 or Nov 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016.


    Click here for full details and registration .

November 2016

  • Halton Baby Friendly Initiative Level 2 - November
    From 09:00 AM on 23 Nov to 05:00 PM on 25 Nov

    Education is essential to provide knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby Friendly Initiative provides an ongoing cycle of education for healthcare providers by offering both the Level one and Level two WHO/Unicef Breastfeeding 18 hour courses as well as a one day refresher course "Breastfeeding Updates”.
     
    Level 2 Breast feeding course "Making a difference" .
    Hosted by Halton Baby Friendly Initiative with the Quintessences Foundation.
    When:    May 11th, 12th and 13th 2016 or Nov 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016.


    Click here for full details and registration .

May 2017

  • Breastfeeding Education Day
    From 08:00 AM on 09 May to 04:30 PM on 09 May

    Breastfeeding Education Day is May 9th with Linda J. Smith  - Registration is Open!


    This one-day event for Health Professionals* is being held at the Horizons Event Centre in Mono, just north Orangeville on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. 


    Please click here to view the flyer for more information


    Any questions please call:  1-800-265-7293 Ext 2623


    To register please visit: https://breastfeeding-education-day.eventbrite.ca
     

June 2017

  • Free Prenatal Education Day
    From 08:00 AM on 20 Jun to 04:30 PM on 20 Jun

    Do you support prenatal women and families in York Region?    If you are a prenatal educator, nurse, midwife, physician, community worker or lactation consultant, this Prenatal Education Day is for you!


    Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
    Tuesday, 20 June 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Thornhill Golf & Country Club 7994 Yonge Street Vaughan, ON L4J 1W3 Canada


    This event is FREE to all participants who support prenatal families in York Region. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Please register by Friday, June 2, 2017.


    For more information please click here to email Shanta Tharmarajah-Alexander  or call 1-877-464-9675 ext.74666


    Please click here to register for this event .