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2017 - CLCA Board of Directors hires Association Management Company. 

2015 - National conference is held in Niagra Falls, ON. 

2014 - ILCA and CLCA/ACCL end affiliate agreement and a new era begins for both organizations. 

2013 - National Conference in Moncton, NB. 

2011 - National Conference in Vancouver, BC. 

2007 - AGM in Calgary, the first Annual CLCA/ACCL Breastfeeding Achievement Award is given to Jennifer Peddlesden and Jennifer Reed. CLCA/ACCl become the second national affiliate of ILCA. 

2006 - CLCA/ACCL celebrates its 20th Anniversary! The BOD meets in Montreal for a three day working meeting. CLCA/ACCL's first President, Joan Fisher is present and shares memories of the beginnings of the organization. 

2001 - Independent Study Modules for CERP's developed and available for members and non-members. 

1998 - The membership grows to 430 members across Canada, from Newfoundland to the Yukon. CLCA/ACCL becomes a sitting member for the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada. 

1994 - The first face-to-face Board of Directors meeting is held. 

1991 - The organization incorporates under the name of Canadian Lactation Consultant Association/Association canadienne des consultantes en lactation (CLCA/ACCL). The membership fee is $10.

1986 - First meeting of the Canadian chapter of ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association) meets at the La Leche League conference in Ottawa with 28 people in attendance. 

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