Services Consultations

The Best Start Resource Centre provides information and consultations in English and French across Ontario on a wide range of topics to service providers who work with expectant parents and young families. Topics range from health before pregnancy, pregnancy (examples: alcohol use during pregnancy, men’s reproductive health, etc.), maternal health (examples: post-partum depression, breastfeeding, etc.) and issues related to child health (examples: shaken baby syndrome, infant sleep environment, physical activity and the early years, etc.). Within Ontario, there is no cost for these services.

Consultations by phone or e-mail

For immediate support, consultants provide services free of charge by phone or email to link you to resources, problem-solve, discuss strategies and approaches, review action plans or funding proposals, or comment on draft resources. To access these services, please contact one of our consultants.

On-site consultations

On-site consultations are intensive, in-depth sessions that can help you work on a specific issue. Content and timing are tailored to meet your needs. Basic consultations will increase your knowledge about current research and implications and help you consider and select effective strategies. Advanced consultations are designed to assist you in developing plans, designing initiatives, building partnerships, problem solving, etc. The Resource Centre covers some costs related to on-site consultants. The Best Start Resource Centre covers some costs related to on-site consultations. These on-site consultations need to be scheduled in advance.

To request an on-site consultation, email one of our consultants. Please be sure to include the following:

Contact Name (including organization, address, phone, fax and email)
Language of Consultation (French, English)
What you hope the consultation will accomplish
When you would like the consultation
Who will participate, and where the consultation will take place.

The Best Start Resource Centre reviews requests for On-site Consultations every 6 months and decisions are made within 4 weeks of the deadlines. Our usual deadlines for submission are June 1st and December 1st.

Please contact one of our consultants for more information about consultation requests and current deadlines.

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