The Best Start Resource Centre supports service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health and early child development. We provide consultations, respond to inquiries, deliver training and professional development (e.g., webinars, workshops, conferences, online courses), supply you with evidence-based resources and keep you connected (e.g., e-bulletins, electronic networks).

We host training events and workshops in Ontario as well as an annual conference on preconception, prenatal and child health.


We offer a variety of evidence-based resources that range from fact sheets, brochures, decals, posters and videos to program planning guides and reports. Here are a few of our newest resources. See more or Order now.

Open Hearts, Open Minds:
Services that are Inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Families

Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families From Preconception to Preschool

The Baby-Friendly Initiative: Evidence-Informed Key Messages and Resources

Breastfeeding for the Health and Future of Our Nation

Obesity in Preconception and Pregnancy

Pimotisiwin: A Good Path for Pregnant and Parenting Aboriginal Teens

How to Survive Morning Sickness Successfully

STEP BY STEP: Engaging Fathers in Programs for Families

Information Exchange

We connect you to current trends in preconception, prenatal and child health promotion. Stay up to date and exchange ideas, strategies and best practices with other service providers and experts. It’s easy to subscribe, just click on the links below!
Electronic Bulletins Online Networks (listservs)

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Promotion Bulletin

Bulletin de santé maternelle et infantile

Maternal Newborn and Child Health Promotion (MNCHP) Network

Best Start Aboriginal Sharing Circle (BSASC) Network


Réseau de Santé Maternelle et Infantile (RSMI)

Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) Network for HBHC program staff

Best Start is a key program of Health Nexus.

This website has been prepared with funds provided by the Government of Ontario. The information herein reflects the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Ontario. Resources, websites and services mentioned are not necessarily approved or endorsed by the Ontario Government or the Best Start Resource Centre, Health Nexus.



Web Coverage

2013 Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference
February 6-8, 2013
Toronto, ON



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