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Halton BFI Education Courses

Education is essential to providing knowledgeable breastfeeding and infant feeding support. The Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative provides Breastfeeding Level I and Level II WHO/UNICEF courses as well as Breastfeeding Updates (refresher courses), Ethics course, Safe Formula Feeding course. Courses and short sessions are designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their goals.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 23, 9:30 a.m. – Mar 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.
  • Apr 24, 9:30 a.m. – Apr 25, 3:30 p.m.
    Zoom Webinar
    Courses and short sessions are designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.
  • May 18, 9:30 a.m. – May 19, 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.
  • Jun 22, 9:30 a.m. – Jun 23, 3:30 p.m.
    Zoom Webinar
    Courses and short sessions are designed for health workers interested in enriching their practice and supporting families to meet their breastfeeding goals. Courses are held virtually on Zoom.
  • Sept 14, 9:30 a.m. – Sept 15, 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.
  • Oct 17, 9:30 a.m. – Oct 18, 3:30 p.m.
    Zoom Webinar
    Courses and short sessions are 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, 9:30 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.

Registration

Please note: 

  • Registration is not secured until payment is received and processed

  • All courses are being offered online through Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions

IBCLE CERPs (applied for annually)

  • Level I Breastfeeding: 12 L CERPs

  • Level II Breastfeeding: 11 L, and 1 E CERPs

  • Breastfeeding Updates: 6 L CERPs

  • Standing on Solid Ground: 6 E CERPs

 

Please note that CERPs are determined by IBLCE and are subject to change.  CMEs can be applied for individually by the participant.

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Our Facilitator: 

Kathleen O’Grady Venter is a registered nurse and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Kathy is a breastfeeding educator and BFHI/BFI consultant and co-author with Marianne Brophy of the “Making a Difference” Courses for Health Care Professionals which are offered through Quintessence Foundation.

Kathy is a WHO|UNICEF trained BFHI Assessor and Trainer (1991) and BFI Lead Assessor for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.

Other work: Past Chair for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC). Co-Chair of the BCC Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Assessment Committee.

Currently Kathy works as a lactation consultant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and was the recipient of the Canadian Lactation Consult Association Award for Clinical Excellence.

Kathy’s passion is systems level change and knowledge translation to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based best practice.

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