• 02 Oct 2017 11:45 AM | Amanda Oliveira (Administrator)
    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 five Board of Director positions to be elected this year. The following Board positions are to be filled for a two year term starting in 2018 (2018-2019):

    1.       President
    2.       Secretary
    3.       Treasurer
    4.       Communications Director
    5.       Chapter Director

    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 Corporation 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 is 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 complete the CLCA/ACCL Board of Director Nomination form by October 15, 2017. CLCA Board will review the candidates to ensure each are qualified and identify the most suitable candidate for each position.  At the AGM on October 25, members will vote to approve the Board positions.

    The CLCA 2017 AGM will be held electronically on Wednesday, October 25 at 16:00 PST/19:00 EST – please save the date! Further details and instructions will be emailed to all members.

    Warm regards,

    The CLCA Board of Directors.

  • 08 Aug 2017 4:50 PM | Amanda Oliveira (Administrator)

    Do you have a colleague who consistently demonstrates excellence in his or her practice? Who devotes time to mentorship and building the foundation for the next generation of lactation professionals? Whose innovative research is changing the face of the field? Who is strengthening the voice of IBCLCs and other breastfeeding advocates locally, provincially, nationally or internationally?

    Then, you are a lucky indeed! Tell the rest of us about your special colleague(s) and ensure that their exceptional work gets the recognition that it deserves. The Award of Excellence includes a free 2016 CLCA/ACCL Membership!

  • 08 Aug 2017 4:48 PM | Amanda Oliveira (Administrator)

    The CLCA/ACCL Conference and AGM will take place Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd 2015. This bi-annual conference brings together participants and speakers from across Canada and around the world for two full days of learning, networking and fun!

    This year’s theme is “Lactation: Culture, Collaboration and Communities”, focusing on the experience of care of breastfeeding families, the complex inter-professional demands of the IBCLC role and building connections between areas of practice within the field.

    Keynote speaker, James Akre, joins us from Geneva, Switzerland to complement the full two days of sessions with experts from across Canada. A full schedule will be available shortly.

    The learning takes place against the backdrop of beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario at the Marriott Fallsview Resort and Spa. The conference hotel is located central to the action-packed downtown area with a spectacular view and social events will be available for Friday night. A special conference rate is available – the block of rooms is limited, don’t delay!

  • 08 Aug 2017 4:46 PM | Amanda Oliveira (Administrator)

    Keynote speaker, Mr. James Akre, joins us from Geneva, Switzerland to present “Breastfeeding: One man’s perspective”. Mr. Akre will present a compelling personal and professional narrative on building a society where all citizens support and encourage breastfeeding through their everyday activities. On Saturday, Mr. Akre moves from vision to tactics as he discusses the process of re-branding breastfeeding promotion in “Changing how we think and talk about breastfeeding”.

    Mr. Akre has had 30 years of experience serving in agencies of the United Nations. He spent 24 years at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Recently retired from WHO’s Department of Nutrition, he was a technical writer and served in advisory positions that covered the full spectrum of human nutrition. He participated in drafting and promoting the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; the joint WHO/UNICEF Statement on Breastfeeding, and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.

  • 01 May 2016 4:35 PM | Amanda Oliveira (Administrator)

    The AB IYCF-E humanitarian coalition formed to assist families and emergency workers in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray evacuations in May 2016.

    The CLCA-ACCL continues to operate a hotline and email helpline for evacuees and workers and provide technical and other supports to the AB IYCF-E.

    Related Links:

    ABIYCF-E-Report-Press Release



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