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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 - May 10, 2017


The next webinar will take place May 10, 2017 at 0900 PDT, 1000 MDT, 1000 CST, 1100 CDT, 1200 EDT, 1300 ADT, 1330 NDT. Please verify your time zone due to daylight savings time - a particular note to those living in regions where standard time is in effect.


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


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


Outline: Perinatal loss has a pervasive impact on families. Families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death have unique care needs in subsequent pregnancies and beyond that are often not adequately understood or addressed by nurses and other care providers. In response to a gap identified by women who had difficulty finding adequate support and appropriate resources after a late term loss and for the subsequent pregnancy, the Women and Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, initiated the development of an innovative program and new model of care for this population. The Subsequent Pregnancy Program is the first of its kind in Ontario, and one of only a few similar programs around the world. 


In December 2015, Bill 141: the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research, and Care Act was enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario into law, the first and only legislation of its kind in North America. Through the Bill, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care committed to undertaking research and analysis on pregnancy loss and infant death that assists those who experience such loss and that informs the establishment or expansion of programs related to such loss. As the Subsequent Pregnancy Program lead, Megan Fockler was involved with advocacy for this new legislation. Work to promote better subsequent pregnancy care in Ontario and beyond through strategic activities and partnerships continues.  



  • Identify the unique care needs of families experiencing pregnancy and birth subsequent to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death
  • Summarize adaptable innovative strategies for implementing woman and family-centred nursing supports for this population
  • Explore pathways to advocacy and encourage colleagues to initiate change in their personal practice and communities

Presenter: Megan Fockler RN, MPH - Advanced Practice Nurse, Women and Babies Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario


Registration: 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.




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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.



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