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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
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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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NRP 8th Edition in Canada: Instructor Launch 

MNCYN is pleased to offer this video entitled “NRP 8th Edition in Canada: Instructor Launch” and would like to thank  Lauren Rivard RN, MSc and Dr. Kevin Coughlin, BScH, MD, MHSc, FRCPC of the ON /NU NRP Committee along with  Gwen Peterek, RN, BScN, MNCYN for making this presentation possible.  The video is intended to provide an update for NRP Instructors/ Instructor Trainers regarding the clinical changes in the 8th edition of NRP,  the relevant science underlying the new recommendations, and the administrative /educational revisions that have been made.

“Unspoken” March of Dimes Public Service Announcement

“If we come together we can work to improve maternal health and protect every family through program, research, education and advocacy.”

March of Dimes is announcing a new Public Services Announcement (PSA) aiming to raise greater awareness of the maternal and infant health crisis by highlighting real families who have experienced issues like preterm birth, infertility and maternal and infant loss. The PSA, entitled “Unspoken”, showcases stories from diverse families in an effort to provide strength to others and greater empathy to the issues that affect all of us.

View PSA on YouTube, here.

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.

CTV News: Public Health Ontario warns of fraudulent emails offering vaccine passport registration

TORONTO — Public Health Ontario (PHO) is warning that an email doctored to appear from them offering vaccine passport registration is indeed fraudulent.

Ontario resident Cassidy Allen received the email on Sept. 9, she told CTV News Toronto on Thursday.

“I’d never received any emails from PHO in the past,” she said. “Initially, I was so excited to get my passport set up because I can’t wait to get back to some sense of normalcy.”

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#MidwiferyDataMatters: Supporting midwives to enter and access quality BORN data

Introducing the BORN-AOM Knowledge Translation task force

Have you ever wished you could quantify the many non-pharmaceutical pain management mechanisms midwives use to support their clients during labour? Or perhaps you are curious to know how many consults or transfers of care occurred due to hospital protocol rather than midwives’ clinical judgement? The AOM has heard these concerns and as of April 5, 2021, the BORN Information System (BIS) has begun collecting this and other crucial, midwifery-specific information.

The CPS Annual Conference 2022, Montreal

May 26-28

The CPS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of paediatric health professionals in Canada, featuring three days of accredited learning forums: keynotes, symposiums, seminars, and workshops. Multiple networking opportunities are also provided through a scientific tradeshow, poster sessions, and other special activities.

Registration Opening Soon

Celebrations and Accomplishments

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National Kids & Vaccines Day

On January 27, 2022

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London’s board of health announces new permanent CEO for health unit

The Middlesex-London board of health has found a new permanent chief executive officer (CEO) for the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

Emily Williams has been appointed to the role, effective Wednesday. Williams has been the unit’s interim CEO since last March.

Williams joined the MLHU in November 2020 as director of the healthy organization division, where she was overseeing the human resources and finance departments. More recently, she served as the logistics lead for the unit’s COVID-19 vaccine program.


Midwife of the Month

Julie Serrador

Midwives of Middlesex & Area


“Julie is an amazing midwife who always puts the needs of her clients first. She is enthusiastic about supporting clients through all aspects of their prenatal, labour, and birth and breastfeeding journeys.”

  – 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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