Baby-Friendly Initiative Symposium 2019

On behalf of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada Baby-Friendly Initiative Symposium Planning Committee, we are happy to share the event information for the next Baby-Friendly Initiative Symposium 2019.
The Baby-Friendly Initiative Symposium 2019 will take place from October 1st to 3rd, 2019 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada with the theme “Beyond the Ten Steps: Critical Connections for Transformative Change”.

The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada presents a three-day interactive symposium with experiential learning opportunities that will investigate how health equity and social justice approaches can inform the Baby-Friendly Initiative and its implementation in Canada.

It is well known that families and communities in Canada can experience significant disparities in breastfeeding rates and access to support. Constraints are caused by unmet social determinants of health and a range of injustices including gender inequality, racism, poverty and violence.  Participants will learn how to move beyond the organizational practices and to build the critical connections necessary for transformative change in breastfeeding promotion, policy and research.

Please see the event website for more details about the Symposium (including accommodations and travel):
To register:

To submit an abstract:
The website will continue to be updated as we confirm speakers, build the agenda, and arrange optional evening arts & culture events.
We look forward to having you join us in Yellowknife (Sǫ̀mbak’è), Northwest Territories!

For all inquiries, contact us by email or phone:

Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Kyla Wright
+1 867 767 9064 ext. 49242

Baby-Friendly Initiative Symposium 2019
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