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Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Best Start Annual Conference.

The Best Start Resource Centre Conference is an annual event for service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health, and early child development to meet, share, reflect, network and be inspired!

The annual conference attracts over 300 participants each year. In addition to offering excellent peer sharing opportunities, the conference allows service providers and policy makers to increase their knowledge and learn innovative strategies and programs relevant to their work.

The annual conference will focus on strategies and solutions - from policy to practice. More specifically, the conference will showcase examples of the best and promising practice across Ontario and across multiple settings related to family, maternal, newborn and child health. 

You will find sessions relevant to your work and areas of interest. You will acquire the latest information, learn innovative strategies and programs and meet new colleagues.

Click here to view the conference program.

Who Should Attend

Service providers, policy makers and researchers who work to promote the health of expectant and new parents, newborns, young children, women and families: Public Health Nurses, Midwives, Doulas, Staff from Ontario Early Year’s Centres, Breastfeeding Supporters, Ontario Healthy Babies Healthy Children Staff, Administrators/Managers, Community Health Workers, Counsellors,  Early Childhood Educators, Family Development Workers,  Family Resource Program Staff, Primary Care Professionals, Health Promoters, Nutritionists, Researchers, Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Conference Dates

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Main Conference: Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2014

Conference Location

Hilton Toronto Airport & Suites
5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON  L4V 1N1
Telephone: 1-905-677-9900 / 1-800-445-8667

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Conference participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations. For more information about accommodations, go to the venue page.




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