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MILK Educational Program

MILK Educational Program

According to UNICEF and WHO, 2.25 MILLION children die every year due to malnutrition, of those, over 800,000 babies die every year due to not breastfeeding. And OVER 280,000 women die every year due to complications during pregnancy and birth

Climate-caused migration is affecting hundreds of millions of people internally displaced or stateless people, many of whom are children. Since 2020, the number of people displaced due to natural disasters and extreme weather events jumped to 30.7 million.

The Milk Education Program will focus on emergency preparedness for young families and how marketing impacts infant feeding decisions.

In partnership with
Safely Fed Canada and the support from the TELUS FUND & Filmblanc,
we are pleased to offer a series of MILK screenings followed by a workshop/training session.

Upcoming MILK screenings and workshops in Canada

  • Toronto, Sep 26, 1-3 PM EDT – Ocama Collective/Parkdale Community Health Centre. To register, click here
  • Toronto, Sep 29, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM PM EDT – Ocama Collective/Parkdale Community Health Centre [VIRTUAL]
    To register, click here
  • Toronto Sep 29, 5:30-8PM – Innis College Screening Room. To register click here
  • Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Oct 2, 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM – Community Health and Well-Being Centre. To register click here
  • Ottawa, Oct 4, 5:00-8:00PM – Ottawa Public Library Main Branch. To register click here
  • Montreal, Oct 6, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT – Mouvement allaitement du Québec (MAQ)/Casa D’Italia. To register, click here
  • Victoria, Nov 7, 5-8 PM PST – Spectrum Community School. To register, click here.
  • Toronto, Nov 10, 11AM-3PM EST – Toronto Birth Centre- Ocama Collective + Toronto Birth Centre. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Nov 16, 2:00-4:00AM EST (Global Screening, Check Your Timezone) – QMNC Research Alliance. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Nov 16, 11:00AM-1:00PM EST (Global Screening, Check Your Timezone) – QMNC Research Alliance. To register, click here.
  • Yellowknife, Nov 18, 11:30AM-3:30PM MST – Yellowknife Public Library. To register, click here.
  • Edmonton, Dec 3, 11:00AM-3:30PM MST – Faculty St. Jean Ampitheatre – Kihew Awasis wakamik. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Dec 4, 12:00PM-3:00PM EST – Montreal, Nourrisource. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Dec 12, 9:30AM-1:00PM EST – Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority – Thunder Bay ON.  To register, click here.
  • Waterloo, Feb 3, 1:00PM-4:00PM EST – 44 Francis St. South formerly the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre Kitchener, ON – Breastfeeding Buddies of Waterloo Region. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Feb 9, 2:00PM-5:30PM EST – Victoria, British Columbia Lactation Consultants Association. To register, click here.
  • Fort McMurray, Feb 22, 1:00PM-4:00PM MST – Redpoll Centre at Shell Place, AB – The HUB Family Resource Centre. To register, click here.
  • Virtual, Feb 23, 11:00AM – 2:30PM (AST) – Baby-Friendly Newfoundland Labrador – Exploits Valley Community Coalition. To register, click here.
  • Special screening – Parliament Hill, February 28th – In Person – by invitation only. 
    For more information: contact Michelle@safelyfed.ca
  • Virtual, March 7, 2:00PM-5:30PM EST – Winnipeg, Bachelor of Midwifery Program at the University of Manitoba. To register, click here.

Please join us and stay tuned for more to come! If you would like further information, please reach out to: michelle@safelyfed.ca

In partnership with La Leche League Türkiye and the support from the TELUS FUND & Filmblanc, we are pleased to offer a series of MILK screenings followed by a training session.

On 6 February 2023, Southern Türkiye was hit by two powerful earthquakes in the space of 12 hours. Tens of thousands lost their lives and many more were left homeless in the middle of a cold winter. In natural disasters women and children are particularly vulnerable.

Supporting breastfeeding saves lives. Improving the awareness of good practices regarding Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) and what is required for timely, appropriate support and to minimize risks during a humanitarian response is a key. The Milk Education Program will focus on emergency preparedness for young families and health care professionals.

  • Gaziantep, Dec 9th, 3:00PM-5:00PM GMT+3 – Gaziantep Liv Hospital Seminer Salonu Seyrantepe, Abdulkadir Konukoğlu Cd No:1, 27080 Şehitkamil/Gaziantep. To register, click here.
  • İstanbul, Monday, Dec 18th, 18:00 TSİ – Beyoğluo Postane. To register click here. For more information, click here.
  • Adana, Dec 27th, 9:00AM-1:00PM GMT+3 – Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana. For more information, click here.
  • Diyarbakır, Jan 23, 5:00PM-7:00PM GMT+3 – Bower Hospital. 
  • ARSUZ-HATAY Feb 2, 5:00PM-7:00PM GMT+3 Nazım Hikmet Kültür Merkezi, Arsuz Municipality, Temas Derneği, Füsun Sayek Sağlık ve Eğitim geliştirme Derneği
  • Ankara, Feb 17, 3:00PM-5:00PM GMT+3 – Ankara Koru Hospital, Doğasında Doğum Derneği
  • Virtual, Feb 21, 8:00PM (UTC+3) – La Leche League Türkiye – Afet Psikolojisi Platformu. To register, click here.
  • Antalya, Feb 26, 2:00PM (UTC+3) – Akdeniz University, Nursing Faculty, Prof. Dr. Leman Birol Konferans salonu. La Leche League Türkiye – Akdeniz Üniversitesi
  • Virtual, Feb 28, 7:00PM (UTC+3) – La Leche League Türkiye – Doğum İçin El Elle – Serbest Ebeler Derneği. To register click here. 

MILK Educational Program in Guatemala

Program Partners: UNICEF Guatemala, Telus International, The Embassy of Canada in Guatemala, The Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Labour and Social support, INCAP, LLL Guatemala, and IBFAN

Stay tuned for upcoming screenings.

Please join us! Together we can create a healthier society

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