News and Upcoming Events
Earth Week Baby Stuff Swap - Postponed
**Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updated information**
Ecology North is hosting a baby stuff swap/free store as part of Earth Week 2021!
Come by Northern United Place on April 24th from 10am to 12pm to "shop" for free stuff!
They are accepting donations of good used condition clothes, toys, and books for babies 4 years old and under. They will also accept baby accessories and maternity clothes. Items will be collected up to April 17th. You do not need to donate in order to shop! There will also be door prizes for those who attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The event will be held under COVID-19 safety protocols, with masks required, sanitization at the door, and no more than 25 people allowed in at one time.
To donate: Drop off donations at the Ecology North Office on weekdays between 10am and 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. Please wear a mask for drop off.
Or email Rachel MacNeill at email@example.com.
For more information, see their FaceBook page
Yellowknife Peer Support Training - Winter 2021
Moms, Boobs and Babies Breastfeeding Peer Support Training – Winter Edition 2021
This is a unique training opportunity to learn how to support other moms in their breastfeeding journeys. The intent of the training session is to build local capacity for peer support, share lots of information about what works to support mothers and resources available, and includes a component where participants discuss what they can do when they return to their home communities to provide peer support locally. We share Elders’ stories of breastfeeding during the training and discuss how breastfeeding was supported in years gone by, and we hope to involve a few inspirational Elders in our training as well. We have had lots of great feedback on these sessions so far, and we have really amazing facilitators. Childcare is available upon request, babies are welcome, and lunch and snacks will be provided!
To participate, all that is required is that participants have experience breastfeeding (now or years ago), and are interested in supporting other mothers!
You will learn valuable information about breastfeeding, connect with other moms, and if you choose to after the training, you are welcome to become part of our active and supportive breastfeeding peer support community.
Thank you to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs Volunteer Training fund for enabling us to offer this session!