Baby Friendly Initiative Ontario workshops Posted on Jan 9, 2018

The BFI Strategy for Ontario is holding FREE 1/2 day BFI Informed Decision Making (IDM) Workshops, in Timmins (February 26th), Sudbury (February 28th), and North Bay (March 2nd) from 9:00am-1:00pm.

If your organization has attended a BFI Implementation Workshop, a BFI 20-Hour Course Workshop, or would like additional support to learn more about supporting informed decision making with clients, please email us at

Please register by Friday, February 9, 2018.

Details about the workshop are below:

  • These are HALF DAY (4 hours) workshops being held in Timmins, Sudbury and North Bay on February 26, 28 and March 2, 2018.
  • The workshops will each run from 9-1pm.  Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and get settled, so that we can start on time. A mid-morning refreshment (no lunch) will be provided.

About the BFI IDM Workshop:
This IDM Workshop is a half-day session being delivered across the province to support staff in healthcare organizations. The objective is to increase ease and skill in having infant feeding informed decision making conversations with parents.

Content of the BFI IDM Workshop will include:
  • Discussion of materials required to teach the content of the IDM workshop to other staff.
  • An overview of the BFI IDM course content, with attention to strategies to effectively facilitate.
  • Strategies concerning how to engage with families and support their informed decision-making process. Learning activities and videos are included.

Participants of the workshop will receive a BFI IDM Toolkit to take back to their organization which includes a PDF document, slide presentation, speaker notes, activity ideas and teaching videos. Each participant will also receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Please note you will be required to sign a contract that this course cannot be presented for financial gain for the facility or the facilitator.  Individuals who do not sign the contract will not be eligible to participate in the workshop.
Note:   Participants will NOT be trained on the BFI 20-Hour Course, or any breastfeeding content. Rather, participants will be taught how to facilitate dialogue connected to informed decision making.  Therefore, participants should be knowledgeable about breastfeeding practice, anatomy and physiology, challenges and solutions, and BFI best practices.
  • Each organization may send up to 4 participants.
  • Priority will be given to organizations that have previously attended a BFI Implementation Workshop and/or a BFI 20-Hour Course Train-the-Trainer Workshop. 

Attendance/Registration is FREE

To register, email
Elizabeth Brazeau, BFI Coordinator, BFI Strategy for Ontario

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