JOIN us for our next Emerging Issues Info Session!
Our first session: Covid-19 Practice Recommendations will take place on April 8th at 8pm EST!
CLCA-ACCL is thrilled to be launching a new initiative to reach even more Lactation Consultants and breastfeeding/chestfeeding allies across Canada, so we can provide practical, current and helpful information that will support you in your current practice!
EMERGING ISSUES INFO SESSIONS will explore topics that we hope you will find educational and timely!
We welcome special guest Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH IBCLC, CoFounder of SafelyFed Canada, a National non-profit,non-partisan organization dedicated to the protection of infants and young children in emergency through safe and appropriate feeding.
Zoom link for this event
Sessions are free, and open to all Lactation Consultants, students and practitioners who support Lactation/Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding in Canada, and they will be held via Zoom biweekly on an ongoing basis.
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To give CLCA members extra time to enjoy the last remaining weeks of summer before jumping back into work, we are extending the CLCA 2019 Conference early bird registration deadline and the poster presentation deadline to September 13, 2019.
Also, as a bonus to local BC residents, we are offering a one-time $100 CAD discount off on all registration categories for BC Residents only.
Learn more about registration discounts
Become a CLCA member now, and not only will you save $200 on your Conference registration, but you will also have an extended membership subscription ending in December 2020. Not to mention all these additional benefits:
1. Exclusive CERP-eligible webinars
2. Exclusive access to Clinical Lactation Online Journal
3. Access to professional & general commercial liability insurance
4. Online directory for IBCLCs
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All attendees of the CLCA 2019 Conference are welcome to submit a 300 word abstract for Poster Presentations on their work and research. This is a great opportunity for all students and researchers to share & present their work in front of their peers.
Poster Presentations for the following topics will be accepted until August 28!
Click here for submission guidelines and more...
You're invited to the CLCA Conference 2019, held in Richmond, BC from October 25 - 27, 2 hereDon't miss out on your opportunity to build new relationships and discover new approaches to assist breastfeeding and infant care with fellow lactation consultants, nurses, doulas, midwives and more.
Take advantage of this fantastic educational program to explore new tools to incorporate into your own practice while earning CERPs towards your certification/recertification needs. With presentations from in-demand international experts, this year’s conference is packed with the latest research, information, and clinical practices to take your education to the next level.
Registration rates will increase by $100 CAD after the Early Bird Deadline, so register now before August 2nd to save! If you’re not a CLCA Member, join and save $200 CAD on your registration fee now.
Register for CLCA 2019 here...
Registration Now Open!
Connect and collaborate with lactation consultants from across Canada while earning CERPs for re-certification at CLCA 2019. With a theme of Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration, this conference will be a platform for community-wide discussions in the CLCA/ACCL community, where collective voices will come together to be inspired and informed in order to continue to support this growing industry.
Explore fantastic learning opportunities through hands-on-workshops, engaging speaker presentations and abstract poster presentations. CLCA/AACL members will save $200.00 CAD on the registration fee when they register before August 2, 2019.
Just Added: Meet Our New Speakers
Join Bryna Sampey during her first CLCA 2019 presentation on introduction to reflexes and breastfeeding or catch her second presentation on explaining how to use movement and vibration to facilitate better breastfeeding. Discover new strategies on how to increase efficiency across your practice settings with Renee Bee and Melissa Morgan.
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Now Available
The CLCA/ACCL 2019 Conference will be held October 25 – 27, 2019 in Richmond, BC, at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport. The CLCA/ACCL Conference is a bi-annual national conference for Canadian lactation consultants and other breastfeeding professionals. The 3-day conference is a platform for CLCA/ACCL community-wide discussion, where collective voices will come together to be inspired and informed in order to continue to support this growing industry.
With a theme of Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration, we’re expecting approximately 300 to 400 delegates from lactation consultants, public health nurses, nurses, physicians and other health care providers with an interest in Perinatal Health from across Canada.
Sponsors and exhibitors will be exposed to the CLCA/ACCL community throughout the conference as well as during all lunch periods and breaks. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you submit your requests as early as possible to secure your spot.
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CLCA Board nominations were accepted last month and as a result, two nominations were submitted for the following CLCA Board of Directors positions: Education Director and Chapters Director. The CLCA Board has vetted these nominations and asked CLCA members to approve these board positions via email before December 17, 2018, at 23:59 PST.
Are you a CLCA member and didn't receive the email? Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear CLCA-ACCL Members
Our mission at the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association/Association canadienne des consultants en lactation (CLCA/ACCL) is to support and advocate with Canadian Lactation Consultants. We envision a culture in which breastfeeding is acknowledged, promoted, supported and protected. The CLCA/ACCL plays an active role in establishing a breastfeeding culture through support of our members.
The Board of Directors of the CLCA/ACCL consists of the President, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors.
There are three Board of Director positions to be elected this year. The following Board positions are to be filled for a two-year term starting in 2019 (2019-2020):
1. Director of Education – Click here to view the job description.
2. Director of Chapters - Click here to view the job description.
3. Director of Membership - Click here to view the job description.
We are looking for board members who believe in our mission and are willing to be active in their governance roles. We believe that this work has never been more important than it is today. We are looking for people whose experience and involvement in our community would be an asset to our organization, and we hope that you will consider becoming a nominee.
QUALIFICATIONS: Each Director must be a member of the organization in good standing for the last two (2) consecutive years and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. If a candidate has not been a member of CLCA for two consecutive years, previous board experience and qualifications will be considered.
TERM: Directors shall be elected for a term of two (2) years by the voting members at an annual meeting of the members. A maximum of two (2) consecutive terms are allowed in one position, and a maximum of six (6) consecutive years on the board. A Director is allowed to stay in his/her position until a replacement has been found. Terms run the calendar year; start January 1 and expire December 31.
REMUNERATION: Board of Director positions are volunteer. All Directors shall serve without compensation but will be reimbursed for authorized expenses.
To submit a self-nomination please click here and submit your completed CLCA/ACCL Board of Director Nomination form by November 7, 2018. At the AGM on November 8, members will vote to elect these Board positions.
The CLCA 2018 AGM will be held electronically on November 8 at 16:30 PST – please save the date!
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Dear CLCA-ACCL Members,
The 2018 CLCA-ACCL Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place online as follows:
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 16:30-17:30 PDT/19:30-20:30 EDT
Location: Online meeting room using Adobe Connect. Detailed instructions on how to access the online meeting room will be sent to you before the AGM.
Since there will not be a CLCA-ACCL conference this year, the AGM will be hosted online. Detailed instructions on how to access the online meeting room, using Adobe Connect, will be sent to you a week before the AGM.
Please be sure to RSVP by completing the 2019 CLCA AGM doodle poll which can be found in the Members portal.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation at this important meeting.