Education Opportunities

There are many opportunities in Canada for Baby-Friendly and breastfeeding education.  BFI Ontario does not endorse any educator, specific course or educational event.

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CAPPA Canada Lactation Education Workshop

Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding and supporting both the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother Friendly practices. Additionally, this course begins the coursework to become a certified lactation educator with CAPPA.

Offering 24 CAPPA Contact Hours and Nursing Hours upon request. 21.5 L-Cerps available.

Transform your understanding about what breastfeeding/breastmilk really is:

  • An irreplaceable relationship
  • A brain developer
  • A complete immune boost
  • An ever-changing cell structure
  • A living tissue

Transform your professional skills

  • Increase skills of care in the first hours after birth
  • Increase further knowledge to support continued breastfeeding
  • Learn unique strategies for teaching breastfeeding to families
  • Explore adult learning styles
  • Enhance your communication skills

Transform yourself

  • Take the leap to explore new ways to work with families
  • Connect with other women who love working with moms and babies
  • Open your mind about new concepts surrounding breastfeeding
  • Take the first step to becoming certified as a lactation educator with CAPPA

Who should attend: This workshop is valuable for professionals such as Doctors, Midwives, Registered Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Massage therapist, or mothers giving peer support etc. and others who may want to pursue a career as a Certified Lactation Educator. It can also spark your interest into starting your IBCLC Journey.

Offering 21.25 L-CERPS and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

For more information and to register click HERE


Guelph General Hospital Courses

Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals Course - Level 2

Poster: Breastfeeding For Professionals Level 2

Lectures interspersed with group discussions, case studies, videos and case presentations

Feedback from previous course participants:

  • Kathy’s vast knowledge is presented in a practical way
  • Loved the way the course material is
    delivered, the days flew by
  • I feel confident that I can take these ideas and use them each day
  • The best 3 day course, ever!

The prerequisite for the Level Two is successful completion of Level One.

LEVEL 2 COURSE
BUY TICKETS FOR October 15, 22, 29, 2018 ON EVENTBRITE

Breastfeeding Update Day

Date: Monday Nov 5th, 2018

Time: 0830-4pm

Fee: $50.00 (lunch and breaks included)

Poster: Breastfeeding Update Day

Contact Margaret Sherratt RN IBCLC with any questions regarding the courses:

(519) 822-5350 x2241 OR msherratt@gghorg.ca


Halton BFI Education Courses

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative provides Level One and Level Two 18 hour WHO/Unicef breastfeeding courses throughout the year. One day Breastfeeding Updates (refresher courses) are also held once per year. Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding support. The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative provides Level One and Level Two 18 hour WHO/Unicef breastfeeding courses throughout the year. One day Breastfeeding Updates (refresher courses) are also held once per year.
The prerequisite for the Level Two is successful completion of Level One. The prerequisite for the Level Two is successful completion of Level One.

CERPs allocated by IBCLE
    • Level One breastfeeding: 18.5 L CERPs
    • Level One breastfeeding: 18.5 L CERPs
    • Level Two breastfeeding: 16 L CERPs and 2E CERPs
    • Level Two breastfeeding: 16 L CERPs and 2E CERPs
    • Breastfeeding Updates course: 5.2 L CERPs
    • Breastfeeding Updates course: 5.2 L CERPs

CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant. CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant.

For more information on class dates and locations click HERE

*New* Ethical and Moral Issues Breastfeeding Course

Finding a Touchstone for Practice Breastfeeding Course is of specific interest to individuals preparing to undertake the lactation consultant (IBCLC) examination, as it provides Ethics CERPs (6 E CERPs applied for), which can be difficult to obtain.

This is a full day interdisciplinary workshop to facilitate collaboration and knowledge translation around the influence and potential impact of the health care professional role within the context of breastfeeding and lactation support. Course hours are 8:45am to 4:00pm.

Click Here

Breastfeeding Update Course

September 20
For participants who have completed level 1 and 2 breastfeeding courses, and are looking to update their knowledge
6 L CERPs
Register now $100 earlybird rate ends July 20th

Level 1 Breastfeeding Course

October 17-19
Introductory WHO/UNICEF 18 Hour breastfeeding course
18.08 L and 0.5 E CERPs
Register now $300 earlybird rate ends Aug 17th
Local attendee discount available

Level 2 Breastfeeding Course

November 21-23
For participants who have completed level 1 and are looking to take their breastfeeding knowledge to the next level
18 L CERPs
Register now $350 earlybird rate ends Sept 21st
Local attendee discount available


The INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course

For a sound and basic training in breastfeeding support. The course is meant for any person wishing to understand the practice of and issues surrounding breastfeeding more fully. The goal of the INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course is to facilitate the need to provide those working with mothers and their families the information required to adequately support breastfeeding.

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  • Facilitators:
    • Linda J. Smith, MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA
    • Elisabeth Sterken, MSc, BSc, Dt., Director INFACT Canada
  • Register

Step 2 education

A Canadian online provider of a variety of breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly courses for health care providers.

The BFI Breastfeeding Essentials course (20 hours)  may be of particular interest to those needing Baby-Friendly education for their work in a hospital or community setting.

Check out the Step 2 Education website Here