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Webinar: Implementation of RNAO's Breastfeeding Guideline in a Rural Setting

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This webinar will focus on the ongoing implementation and sustainability of RNAO's Promoting and Supporting the Initiation, Exclusivity and Continuation of Breastfeeding for Newborns, Infants and Young Children best practice guideline (BPG) at Grey Bruce Health Unit.
During this webinar on December 10 at noon, participants will learn how to:

implement best practices and standardize tools
consistently provide opportunities for staff education using adult education principles
promote community-wide evidence-based practices by sharing knowledge, practices and tools and by providing educational opportunities
make a plan for sustainable change


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Breastfeeding is everyone’s job

Date :
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 12:00-1:00 PM

Do you have breastfed babies in your programs? Do you work with prenatal families? Are you wondering how to best support them? Then this workshop is for you! Learn about why supporting breastfeeding is everyone’s job, how to be an advocate and learn some breastfeeding basics. Everything you wanted to know about breastfeeding but were afraid to ask! Topics that will be covered: anatomy of the breast, responsive cue-based feeding, breastfeeding positions, peer support, tandem nursing, let-down, colostrum, and more.

Michelle Buckner, Breastfeeding Buddies Program Coordinator, Waterloo Region

Michelle Buckner is the mother of 3 breastfeed children, holds a degree in Social Work and has been a La Leche League Leader for 12 years. Michelle has been working with women and families in the Waterloo region for 20 years, and is the coordinator of the Breastfeeding Buddies program of Waterloo Region. Michelle has spoken at numerous conferences across Canada on the topic of peer breastfeeding support, prenatal breastfeeding programs and engaging community partners in a peer lead model of support. Michelle is also the author of several Best Start breastfeeding and peer training resources, is a facilitator for the BFI Level 1 course and the 20 hour WHO peer breastfeeding course and sits on the RNAO breastfeeding advisory panel.

Perinatal Partners Speaker Series: Evaluating the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire in Maternity Healthcare Settings

1 hr

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Wed, Nov 27, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience including the ACEs study, brain architecture and epigenetics, relations between ACEs and health outcomes, the impact of ACEs and how resilience trumps ACEs
2) Identify procedures and tools used for the ACEs evaluation in healthcare settings

Perinatal Partners Speaker Series: Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Lactation: A Practice Resource for Health Care Providers

1 hr

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Learning Objectives:
1. To review current evidence of cannabis use in pregnancy.
2. To review the effects of cannabis use on pregnancy and lactation.
3. To review how to discuss cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation with your patients and clients.


1 hr

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Join a FREE presentation by Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonfiglio and Ms. Lisa Bishop, lead researchers for the Mothers' Voices Thunder Bay Project, in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, Maternal Substance Use and Child Working Group.

Who should attend?

Service providers; clinicians; individuals involved in systems-level governanace, policy, and planning persons with lived experience and self identified family members; and peer support workers.

Care providers and organizations working with mothers who are substance involved and their families: This webinar will guide your decisions about what services to offer and how to provide services to mothers who are substance involved and their children.

Policymakers: This webinar will provide valuable information on how you can enhance service access and delivery, and will provide insights into the educational and professional development needs of health and social service professional students and providers.

About the presenters:

Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio is Director at the Centre for Health Care Ethics and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Ms. Lisa Bishop is Principle Investigator for the Mothers' Voices Thunder Bay Project. She is Associate Staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and an Anishinabe Registered Midwife at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, where she provides specialized care to highly marginalized and/or substance involved women and families.

Dial information for FASD Presentation today at 1:30-3:30 Dr Svetlana Popova

2 hrs

In recognition of September 9, International FASD Awareness Day, CAMH Senior Scientist/Researcher and Professor, Svetlana Popova, has been invited to our Toronto office for a presentation on FASD awareness. Svetlana will present on Canadian FASD prevalence rates. She will also provide details regarding her upcoming FASD Strategic Fund pilot project, which will examine the potential benefits of FASD curriculum in various Ontario elementary school boards.

This presentation also aligns with the 20th Anniversary of the FASD National Strategic Fund.

Please join us on

Tuesday September 17, 2019 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Dial-In Information- 1-877-413-4785
Conference Code - 2932640#
Password: FASD

Hope you all can attend.
Rosetta and Donna
Program Consultant
Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian Nutrition Society Webinar Line UP

CNS is offering many free educational webinars on various topics of interest this fall. Check their webinar line-up regularly for updates and don’t miss out on the following learning opportunities:

Best Start by Health Nexus is pleased to announce the BFI Strategy for Ontario "Archived Webinars".

Are you looking for a specific webinar? Review the list below for helpful webinars. Unless otherwise indicated, the recording and slide deck are available, and in some cases helpful handouts and articles.
2019 Hot Topic Webinars
o March 5 – Weeding Through the Evidence: Cannabis and Breastfeeding
o March 6 – Importance of Solid Foods While Maintaining Breastfeeding: Food Before One Is More than Fun
o March 18 – Supporting BFI Designation and Redesignation: Why it Matters
o April 16 – New BFI Crib Card: Enhancing Post-Partum Education
o April 23 - Growing a Baby-Friendly Province 2019 Updates from the BFI Strategy for Ontario
o June 17 - New Informed Decision Making Videos and Resource
o June 25 - New Formula Tip Sheets & Video

NRC Webinar - Local Food Use and Food Literacy: What We Heard from Child Care and Student Nutrition Programs

1 hr

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NRC Webinar - Local Food Use and Food Literacy: What We Heard from Child Care and Student Nutrition Programs
Nutrition Resource Centre
Thursday, 30 May 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

This webinar is part of NRC's Unpacking Food Literacy Series.

Local Food and Food Literacy: What We Heard In Child Care and Student Nutrition Programs

Early childhood is an important time to lay the groundwork for a healthy start for life. To contribute to the growing body of applied research on the development of healthy habits, The Nutrition Resource Centre at the Ontario Public Health Association collaborated with the Greenbelt Fund on a research project in partnership with the Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) at George Brown College (GBC) and the Helderleigh Foundation. This webinar will highlight the findings of this research project, which investigated the knowledge, attitudes and awareness of local food use and food literacy, among food suppliers and caterers and key influencers of young children in Ontario. Results of an environmental scan of food literacy tools and resources being used to educate food providers and educators in early childhood settings as well as the resources used and supports needed to educate children and their parents and caregivers about local foods and healthy eating will be shared. These results can be used for future planning to promote the use of local food and food literacy activities in early child settings.

This webinar will also showcase a local public health program that has incorporated local food and food literacy into their child care and SNP. This story from the field will spark discussion about the challenges, barriers, successes of local food literacy programming for children, and provide examples for other communities to learn from.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help participants:

Understand the distribution of local food by suppliers and caterers to meal and snack programs serving young children.
Learn about attitudes towards local foods and food literacy among food providers of young children.
Understand the challenges, barriers and opportunities to providing local food and food literacy in early child settings.
Learn about resources used by or desired by food providers and educators of young children to incorporate local and healthy foods in their meal and snack programs and to support food literacy activities targeted to young children and their parents and caregivers.

Lynn Roblin is a Registered Dietitian and Senior Policy Consultant for the Nutrition Resource Centre where she focuses on building capacity and exchanging knowledge related to healthy eating, food literacy, and food and nutrition policies and interventions at the local and provincial level.

Jennelle Arnew, RD, MSc works on the Chronic Disease and Wellbeing team primarily with youth and young adults. Her role in public health focuses on strategies to promote improved health and well-being and collaborating with the many partners it takes to make this happen.

Please visit the NRC event page to view presenters full biographies

The Nutrition Resource Centre strengthens the capacity of health promotion and nutrition professionals, organizations and community partners involved in healthy eating and nutrition across the province of Ontario. Click here to learn more about our services.

Teaching & Technology Webinar

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Join us for a webinar on how to use technology to support teaching in the early years!

From family engagement to assessment to ongoing professional development, early childhood teachers and providers have to juggle a lot in the little time they have – and that’s on top of teaching and caring for a group of young children. The good news: Technology can offer some paths forward.

We invite early childhood program decision-makers and others interested in learning more about the top challenges teachers face, opportunities to leverage technology, what teachers really want, and bright spots in technology to our upcoming webinar:

Teaching & Technology
Wednesday May 8
1-2 pm PT

We’re excited to have this conversation with a panel of teachers, coaches, and professional learning experts. Speakers include:

Sheetal Singh (moderator), Interim Executive Director
The Early Learning Lab

Maureen Casey, Pre-K Inclusion Teacher
Franklin-McKinley School District

Rose Jaquez, Community Worker
Family Resource Center Initiative
Franklin McKinley Children's Initiative
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Chris Sciarrino, Director of Early Childhood Practice and Innovation
The Early Learning Lab

Jenna Wachtel, Senior Director, Early Learning
New Teacher Center

Please join us, let us know any questions you have, and register now!
May 8, 2019 1:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)