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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Halton BFI Education Courses

Oct 17, 9:00 a.m. – Oct 18, 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar
This course is designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.
Nov 23, 9:00 a.m. – Nov 24, 3:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar
This two-day advanced course further explores, promotes and supports human lactation and breastfeeding through examining current evidence-based, best practice. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.

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

Quintessence Foundation

The Making a Difference Courses are congruent to ensure that consistent, accurate, evidence-based information reaches mothers and families from the whole team of breast-feeding care providers. Breast-feeding is placed in the context of primary, preventive, cost-effective health-care. The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) a cornerstone of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, is conceptualized as a global strategy to address the barriers to successful breastfeeding outcomes. The Canadian national authority for BFI, the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC)'s BFI Practice Outcomes Indicator Documents are included with the course notes, and the focus is on clinical evaluation and implementing care plans to support successful outcomes.

Courses are offered on a cost recovery basis, utilizing in kind contributions from a Health Authority, Hospital or Community Health Service. The in-kind contributions include provision of a venue, photocopying of participant notes, audio-visual equipment and refreshments. Quintessence Foundation contracts to provide an instructor, CEUs and honoraria for those breastfeeding mothers participating in the interview sessions.

Go to the contact form to book a course:

Level 1 (an 18 hour course equivalent) 3 days

Level 2 (builds on level 1: clinical focus) 3 days

Physicians and Policy Makers 1 day

CAPPA Lactation Education

The Childbirth and Perinatal Professionals Association (CAPPA) is offering an intensive 20 hour Lactation Educator course October 26-28, 2023.

This course was designed for anyone who works with breastfeeding families and is interested in:
  • strengthening their professional lactation support skills
  • refreshing their knowledge base with emerging evidence-based information about human lactation
  • learning strategies that help parents struggling with breastfeeding challenges to meet their feeding goals
The course is being offered two ways:
  • In person at the Atrium in St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Virtually via zoom for anyone who cannot attend in person
*this course satisfies the WHO/UNICEF competency curriculum for direct care providers to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and a certificate of attendance will be provided by CAPPA upon completion.
For more information and to register visit:



The Provincial Authority for The Baby-Friendly Initiative

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