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Details regarding upcoming CAPWHN Webinars are available in this section. We encourage you to register early as space is limited.

Next CAPWHN Webinar:

Wednesday April 25, 2018 at noon EDT 

(0900 PDT, 1000 MDT, 1000 CST, 1100 CDT, 1300 ADT, 1330 NDT)


BFI Journey and Breastfeeding Support in Kanesatake


We look forward to sharing the journey of becoming the first indigenous Baby Friendly health center in North America – the story of going from 32% to 100% breastfeeding initiation rate in a generation! It will increase an awareness of the importance of cultural competence and safety in the development and implementation of breastfeeding promotion and support activities. The presentation will be both informational and motivational, presented by an MCH Nurse and two very passionate Kanien’keha:ka women, who have been an integral part of the process in a variety of roles over the last several years.




  • Provide an understanding of how historical, social and cultural changes impacted the traditional practices of breastfeeding in Kanesatake.
  • Describe the challenges faced and the success of culturally based breastfeeding support strategies and approaches.  Introduce our Laying the Foundation for a Healthy Community - Intergenerational Breastfeeding Support Guide and Tool Kit.
  • Present the process of the implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Kanesatake and discuss how this is supporting the immediate and long term health of baby, mother, family and community.



Karen MacInnes RN, BScN - Community Health Nurse in Maternal Child Health, Kanesatake Health Center

Karennaha:wi McComber - Child and Family Support Manager, Kanesatake Health Center

Crissann Thompson – Family Development Coordinator, BFI Coordinator, Kanesatake Health Center


The one-hour live webinar is open to members and non-members in Canada. Webinars are recorded and the recordings are posted for future viewing by CAPWHN members only.


Registration: Once the webinar information has been distributed, send an email with your name, institution (if applicable), and email address to CAPWHN. A confirmation email with instructions to join the webinar will be distributed one week before the webinar.



(requires login to members only site)

May 28 - Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-Based Violence

February 28 - Lignes directrices d’implantation institutionnelle des soins du développement neuroprotecteur sen unité néonatale. Un énoncé conjoint du CANN, CAPWHN, NANN & COINN (in French)

February 21 - Guidelines for institutional implementation of developmental neuroprotective care in the NICU. A joint position statement from CANN, CAPWHN, NANN & COINN

January 24 - What's the Harm? Examining Stereotyping of Indigenous People in Perinatal Services



May 10 - The Role of Nurses in Supporting Families who are Pregnant After Perinatal Loss: Care, Leadership, and Advocacy

January 25 - Spontaneous Labour Matters - Evidence-based practices



June 21 - Providing LGTB2S-Inclusive Care During the Perinatal Period 

May 19 - From the Ground Up: Designing and Delivering a Youth Focused Breastfeeding Program


February 4 - Hypertension in Pregnancy - what you need to know

April 9 - Bethesda Regional Health Centre Presents... A Manitoba Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Success Story

May 6 - The Nitty Gritty of Newborn Assessment

June 25 - Milk Banking and Milk Sharing 2015 - a BC experience

October 7 - Unintended Pregnancy in Canada: Can we do better?
April 3 - Woman Abuse in the Perinatal Period
May 13 - How can Pharmacists support Women who are Breastfeeding?
May 27 - Preconception and Maternal Obesity
June 17 - Acceptabilité, faisabilité et effets estimés de l'expression de lait maternel au chevet du nouveau-né prématuré (Acceptability, feasibility and expected outcomes of breast milk expression at the neonate’s bedside - presented in French only)
September 26 - HIV point-of-care testing Testing in Obstetrical Triage

November 19 and 20, 2014 - CAPWHN / Johnson's webinar "The Healthy Skin Connection: A Canadian Perspective on Neonatal Skin Care and Skin-to-Skin Best Practices". The recording is available here.


Recordings of past Webinars are available to CAPWHN members only.  Simply log in to the members only section of the website and click on Webinars.



New job postings available - Perinatal Nurse - Williams Lake BC and Project Director - Breastfeeding Committee for Canada. Click to access all current job postings.


The Exhibit Hall at the 8th CAPWHN National Conference, October 11-13, 2018 in Ottawa awaits you!


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