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.

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 1 Course

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Level 2 course

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London-Middlesex Region

Informed Decision Making (IDM) Workshops  

WHEN:     Tuesday March 6, 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.

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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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