Education Opportunities

There are many opportunities around Ontario for breastfeeding education. If you know of one that you would like to post please send an email to Webmaster and we will post it here.

Guelph General Hospital Courses

Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals Course- Level 1 & Level 2

Poster: Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals

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.


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

(519) 822-5350 x2241 OR

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.

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

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

CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant.

Level 2 course

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Level 1 Course

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London-Middlesex Region

Informed Decision Making (IDM) Workshops  

WHEN:     Thursday March 8, 2018

WHAT:     The BFI Strategy for Ontario is offering two workshop opportunities: 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm

WHERE:  St. Joseph's Hospital, 268 Grosvenor St., London; Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 (E1-126/128); Use Cheapside Entrance 4


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.

If your organization has attended a BFI Implementation Workshop, a BFI 20-Hour Course Workshop, or otherwise would like additional support to broach informed decision making with colleagues and patients, please join us at one of these workshops.

Each organization may send up to 4 participants.

Register at by Friday, February 20, 2018.

Download Brochure Here


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
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The International Code And North America:
Time For Meaningful Implementation

INFACT Canada is pleased to present, together with the IBFAN International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC), an International Code Training.

Dates: May 14, 15 and 16, 2018
Venue: 89 Chestnut (University of Toronto Conference Centre)
Located in: Toronto, Ontario

All information about the course, including online registration, can be found at the Code Training

We are excited to partner with the IBFAN International Code Documentation Centre, global experts in developing Code legislation and comprehensive monitoring reports.

The Training Facilitators are: [view facilitator bios]

  • Yeong Joo Kean, LLB, legal advisor on Code legislation
  • Constance Ching, Programme Manager
  • David Clark, LLB, UNICEF legal advisor on the Code and BFHI
  • Evelyn te Nyenhuis, RN BScN IBCLC, BFI Implementation Lead Public Health Branch, Community and Health Services Department
  • Elisabeth Sterken, MSc Dt, Director INFACT Canada/IBFAN North America

The Code Training/Workshop will cover a range of topics, including: infant and young child feeding trends; the importance of breastfeeding for health, sustainability; understanding marketing; managing conflicts of interest; the Code and the BFI; the Code in emergencies; how formula feeding is a health risk for mothers and babies; and many others. For a complete list of sessions [view the Code Training schedule].

For full details and to register, visit: