We offer training events and workshops in Ontario and webinars on a wide range of topics related to preconception, prenatal and child health. We also host the Best Start Resource Centre Annual Conference, which attracts hundreds of participants from across Ontario and beyond. The conference is an opportunity to learn from experts and network with service-providers and policy-makers.

For more information visit our events page or contact us.

Online learning

We also offer opportunities for self-direced online learning:

Have a Ball Together 

Two online training modules have been developed to support continued learning about physical activity and physical literacy for children aged 0-6. The online training modules are independent of one another. You can complete both modules or, you can complete the module that applies best to your role or learning needs.

It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children

Taking Action
A free, online course for service providers working with children 2-11. The focus is on healthy weights in children, in the context of healthy child development.

Supporting Mothers and Babies: Understanding Breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative Web Course

Screen capture of the title page of the course

This interactive breastfeeding course is an entry-level course designed for staff and volunteers of community agencies and hospitals who work with prenatal women or new families. Completing this course will help you to:

  • Protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

  • Have a positive influence on pregnant women who are making their infant feeding decision.

  • Be a trusted support during the early weeks of breastfeeding.


What service providers have to say about our training:

Thanks again for such a great workshop. What an eye opener! We are still talking about it.

Webinars are a great way of sharing information. I appreciated participating.

I just finished reading the four modules of “Supporting parenting skills when parents have mental health challenges” and found all four very informative especially the last one as it gives valuable information on how to draw more favourable responses and reactions from clients. I will place the link in my favourites and visit it frequently for more opportunities such as this one. Thanks.