Working together to make a difference -Strengthening the Code in Canada
The BCC website now has a user friendly checklist of steps you and your family, friends and colleagues can take to improve the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of the Code in Canada.
The time to take action is now - the Food and Drug Act does not often open and only when it is open can changes be made.
Please follow this link:
https://breastfeedingcanada.ca/en/ (Note: this information has been sent for French translation).
You can find the action list and information (downloads) on the main roll up and also on the left hand side of the website under the WHO Code tab.
Also – Health Canada announced today the date for their webinar about the opening of the Food and Drug Act
January 16, 2024 English webinar
January 17, 2024 French webinar.
Registration is required.
See below for the Health Canada message and registration links.
The Bureau of Nutritional Sciences invites you to a webinar on Health Canada’s proposal to modernize the regulations for foods for special dietary use and infant foods which was released on November 28th, 2023. The webinar will include an overview of the current regulatory framework and its challenges, a walk-through of the proposed modernized framework and guiding principles, next steps, and an opportunity to ask questions.
You are invited to review the consultation paper prior to attending this webinar.
Tuesday January 16, 2024
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday January 17, 2024
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST
- Introduction and opening remarks
- Questions & Answers
- Closing remarks
Click on the appropriate link below to register for the webinar in the language of your choice:
- English: https://hc-sc-gc-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Hf3hcurQ6e7JtB8UE2f9w
- French: https://hc-sc-gc-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H0WD26JnTXSl75UzvFwrVQ
A confirmation email with a link to the webinar will be sent to you following your registration.
Please note that the webinar will be recorded. A link to the recording and copy of the presentation will be shared during the webinar. For those unable to attend, a copy of the presentation and recording will be available following the webinar.
These are rare opportunities for us to advocate for more consideration of the Code in Canada. It is nearing the holiday season and I am thinking about this as a wonderful gift we can give perinatal families throughout our province and country
Please consider completing the BCC survey (it is quick to complete) and if you have a little time, follow the action list on the BCC website. We can work together to make a difference!