Resources and Research

The Best Start Resource Centre produces multi-media resources on a broad range of topics related to preconception health, prenatal health and early child development, developed in collaboration with, or with support from other organizations and experts. Materials range from fact sheets, brochures, manuals, posters, displays and videos to program planning guides and reports.

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Adapt our resources to meet your needs!

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Spread the Word!

Best Start Handout for Parents

Share this link or download and print this bilingual handout for your clients to let them know about the free online information and resources provided by Best Start, and refer them to our website for parents.   

Best Start by Health Nexus also participates in research activities, surveys and needs assessments.

All of our resources can be viewed online and are available for free download in PDF format on our website. 


Adapt our resources to meet your needs!

Organizations can request to adapt Best Start resources to meet their own needs, based on certain straightforward conditions.


  • Contact us by email to learn more about the processes and conditions for requests to adapt Best Start materials. 

  • Request permission to adapt Best Start materials by email clearly indicating the resource(s) of interest, the changes you would like to make, and how you plan to use the adapted resource(s).

  • Best Start staff will let you know if your request is approved or not. If your request is approved:

    • a letter of agreement will be prepared by the Information Specialist. Review the letter and return a signed copy to the Information Specialist.

    • you may be invoiced for:

      • an adaptation fee of you plan to modify the resource. This fee varies depending on the resource.

      • a transfer fee of 50CAD if you need access to our designer files (see below for details).

      • a revision fee if your adaptation requires major imput from Best Start staff. This fee will vary depending on the extend of Best Start's involvment.

  • Once a signed letter of agreement is received, Best Start can provide you with the electronic designer source files of the resource(s), if required. These designer source files will be in the format the resources were originally produced. You may need assistance from a designer or professional printer to manipulate these designer source files. Any costs and arrangements regarding formatting or editing of these designer source files are born solely by the organization making the changes.

  • All adapted resources must be approved by Best Start prior to being produced/distributed and must include the approved acknowledgement text, as stated in the letter of agreement. 

  • All costs for revisions and printing are born solely by the organization making the changes.