Dear CLCA-ACCL Members
Our mission at the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association/Association canadienne des consultants en lactation (CLCA/ACCL) is to support and advocate with Canadian Lactation Consultants. We envision a culture in which breastfeeding is acknowledged, promoted, supported and protected. The CLCA/ACCL plays an active role in establishing a breastfeeding culture through support of our members.
The Board of Directors of the CLCA/ACCL consists of the President, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Directors.
There are three Board of Director positions to be elected this year. The following Board positions are to be filled for a two-year term starting in 2019 (2019-2020):
1. Director of Education – Click here to view the job description.
2. Director of Chapters - Click here to view the job description.
3. Director of Membership - Click here to view the job description.
We are looking for board members who believe in our mission and are willing to be active in their governance roles. We believe that this work has never been more important than it is today. We are looking for people whose experience and involvement in our community would be an asset to our organization, and we hope that you will consider becoming a nominee.
QUALIFICATIONS: Each Director must be a member of the organization in good standing for the last two (2) consecutive years and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. If a candidate has not been a member of CLCA for two consecutive years, previous board experience and qualifications will be considered.
TERM: Directors shall be elected for a term of two (2) years by the voting members at an annual meeting of the members. A maximum of two (2) consecutive terms are allowed in one position, and a maximum of six (6) consecutive years on the board. A Director is allowed to stay in his/her position until a replacement has been found. Terms run the calendar year; start January 1 and expire December 31.
REMUNERATION: Board of Director positions are volunteer. All Directors shall serve without compensation but will be reimbursed for authorized expenses.
To submit a self-nomination please click here and submit your completed CLCA/ACCL Board of Director Nomination form by November 7, 2018. At the AGM on November 8, members will vote to elect these Board positions.
The CLCA 2018 AGM will be held electronically on November 8 at 16:30 PST – please save the date!
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Dear CLCA-ACCL Members,
The 2018 CLCA-ACCL Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place online as follows:
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 16:30-17:30 PDT/19:30-20:30 EDT
Location: Online meeting room using Adobe Connect. Detailed instructions on how to access the online meeting room will be sent to you before the AGM.
Since there will not be a CLCA-ACCL conference this year, the AGM will be hosted online. Detailed instructions on how to access the online meeting room, using Adobe Connect, will be sent to you a week before the AGM.
Please be sure to RSVP by completing the 2019 CLCA AGM doodle poll which can be found in the Members portal.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation at this important meeting.
The first installment of the newly reformatted CLCA Newsletter has been announced. Check it out here -> CLCA Newsletter - August 2018
10 Years of World Breastfeeding Week themes. Beautiful and creative video to show the history of global efforts to support health and wellness across the world. Click here to see the video
Thank you WABA!
The CLCA-ACCL Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the next CLCA Conference will be held in October 2019! We are excited to provide this opportunity for everyone to come together at this amazing learning event, and to share our experiences as Lactation Consultants. The Lactation Consultant profession continues to grow and develop as an invaluable part of the health care of families across Canada. Learning conferences such as our CLCA Conference stimulate further professional development while strengthening our professional foundation.
We can't wait to see you and your colleagues in October 2019 at the CLCA Conference, taking place in the Greater Vancouver Area in beautiful British Columbia. More details will be announced soon, so stay connected with us by subscribing to the CLCA newsletter, visiting the CLCA website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
CLCA members receive discounted conference registration rates. Stay tuned for registration details. Not a CLCA member? Click here to join.
CLCA members have access to two free webinars a year, access to the Clinical Lactation peer-reviewed journal and more. See CLCA membership benefits here.
CLCA-ACCL Board of Directors
GOLD Lactation Online Conference is the worlds largest breastfeeding conference. CLCA members receive 10% off registration, click here to access the promotion code.
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Gold Lactation is offering a FREE webinar worth 1 L-CERP - Viewing period is 4 weeks, so don't miss out! Click here to view