1986 – First meeting of the Canadian chapter of ILCA (International Lactation Consultants association) meets at the La Leche League Conference in Ottawa, with 28 people in attendance.

1991 – The organization incorporates under the name of Canadian Lactation Consultant Association/Association canadienne des consultantes en lactation (CLCA/ACCL). The membership fee is $10.00.

1994 – The first face-to-face Board of Directors meeting is held.

1998 – The membership grows to 430 members across Canada, from Newfoundland to the Yukon. CLCA/ACCL becomes a sitting member of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.

2001 – Independent Study Modules for CERP’s developed and available for members and non-members.

2006 – CLCA -ACCL celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary! The BOD meets in Montreal for a three day working meeting. CLCA-ACCL’s first President, Joan Fisher is present and shares memories of the beginnings of the organization.

2007 – AGM in Calgary, the first Annual CLCA/ACCL Breastfeeding Achievement Award is given to Jennifer Peddlesden and Jennifer Reed. CLCA/ACCL becomes the second national affiliate of ILCA.

2011 – National Conference in Vancouver, BC.

2013 – National Conference in Moncton, NB.

2014 – ILCA and CLCA/ACCL end affiliate agreement and a new era begins for both organizations.


CLCA Association

 Canadian Lactation Consultants Association/Association canadienne des consultantes en lactation

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