Mother in hospital bedding cradling newborn, surrounded by family.


Newborn with hospital bracelet sleeping soundly holding nurse's fingers for MNCYN's Regional Perinatal Program.


Girl in hospital bed smiling at doctor for MNCYN's Regional Paediatric Program.


Keeping Care Close to Home with the MNCYN


An integrated family-centred system of care, focused on participation, partnerships and accountability this was the vision that gave birth to the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network (MNCYN) in 2009. This comprehensive network evolved from the Southwestern Ontario Perinatal Outreach Program as it partnered for decades with regional hospitals to provide professional education and consultative support. Today, this close collaboration among public health, acute care and community care organizations is resulting into a more responsive system of maternal and child care in Southwestern Ontario. Working together to keep care close to home for families, our purpose is to enable the consistent delivery of safe, quality maternal, newborn, child and youth care across our region. Our Network is seen as adding significant value through its ability to provide:

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Improved Health
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Better Operational
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Seamless Systems
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Enhanced Learning
& Growth

Connected and Informed

MNCYN’s medical leadership and consultants sit on governing bodies at regional, provincial and national levels. Participation in diverse and influential health care organizations provides a depth of experience and perspective to better inform our network.

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Our Network is Your Community

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What’s New

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Strategic Partnership Provides VEGA Resources

The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project has created evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers (including students and residents) in recognizing and responding safely to family violence (child maltreatment and intimate partner violence). MNCYN is a strategic partner in the VEGA initiative. VEGA is free and publicly available.

Dr Shoo Lee CHAN appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Dr. Shoo Lee named to the Order of Canada

MNCYN wishes to congratulate Dr. Shoo Lee for his recent appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour for lifetime achievement. Dr. Lee was honoured for his contributions to the field of neonatal medicine in Canada, which have helped to improve outcomes for ailing infants and their families.

A new midwifery practice opens – Elgin County Midwives

Elgin County Midwives practice of 7 midwives is now fully dedicated to St. Thomas, Aylmer and the rest of Elgin County. As of December 1st, they will no longer be part of Talbot Creek Midwives (TCM). TCM will maintain its office and practice in Komoka and serve the families of London and Middlesex County.  Elgin County Midwives office remains at 66 West Ave in St. Thomas. Their telephone number is the same – 519 637 2224. The new fax number is 226 406 5833.  Their general mailbox address is

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CPS Offers Virtual Conference for Fall 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary to cancel this year’s CPS annual conference, members will still have an opportunity to learn from the many speakers who had planned to present. CPS has organized a series of virtual education sessions which will feature curated content from our conference program that is both timely and relevant, including a complimentary session on the path to recovery for paediatricians after COVID-19. These one-hour sessions will take place over the course of 12 weeks in the fall, from September 10 to November 24.

Celebrations and Accomplishments

LHSC partners with Ontario hospitals to expand virtual urgent care
New website provides access to virtual urgent care for adults, children and youth in southwestern Ontario

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Hamilton Health Sciences are partnering in a joint pilot initiative to offer virtual urgent care services to residents of southwestern Ontario.

2020 Children’s Healthcare Canada conference
MNCYN poster accepted to 2020
Children’s Healthcare Canada conference

Regional Paediatric Program poster, Closing the Gap:
Distance Education Building Paediatric
Nursing Competencies accepted to
#ChildHealthCan2020 Poster Fair.

Midwife of the monthMarch
LHSC Celebrates
Michelle Lewington RM, Talbot Creek Midwives

“Congratulations Michelle on this nomination. You are a
wonderful member of this department and an exceptional
midwife. So very proud of all that you do!”

– Katie Fisher, Chief of Midwifery, LHSC




MNCYN is a partnership of public health, acute care and community care organizations focused on providing integrated family-centric health care. Our Network members are increasingly being recognized as leaders among peer organizations in Ontario. We offer organizational, health care professional and student membership levels. Invest in our future – join MNCYN today!

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