Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

  • CLCA/ACCL supports and advocates for Canadian Lactation Consultants.


Our Vision:

  • CLCA/ACCL envisions a culture in which breastfeeding is acknowledged, promoted, supported, and protected.


Our Goal:

  • The CLCA/ACCL will play an active role in establishing a breastfeeding culture through support of our members.


Our Purpose:

  • To advocate for the role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Canada
  • To encourage International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiner (IBLCE) certification for lactation consultants
  • To encourage education and research in lactation
  • To facilitate communication and networking among its members
  • To support, in Canada, the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, as interpreted by the World Health Assembly
  • To make representations and serve as an advisory board to relevant authorities on issues of concern to our members