Membership Benefits

The close collaboration among public health, acute care and community care organizations is creating a more responsive system of maternal and child care in Southwestern Ontario. The phenomenon described as “crowd driven innovation” allows us to leverage diverse ideas and areas of expertise to move forward with our regional agenda. Network members are increasingly being recognized as leaders among peer organizations in Ontario. Membership in the MNCYN is an investment in your organization’s future!

By becoming a member of the MNCYN, you will be able to:

Be part of an integrated family-centred system of care, focused on participation, partnerships and accountability;

Leverage existing expertise and experience to enhance the delivery of care at your organization, while simultaneously lowering costs;

Take advantage of many Nurse and Physician education opportunities, provided at no additional cost;

Have the opportunity to participate in the development of a strategy to enhance the availability and delivery of maternal and child services;

Participate as we aim, as a Network, to influence public policy and resource allocation decisions within the existing political structure.


If you are a health care professional, student, or part of a perinatal or paediatric health care organization, we invite you to join MNCYN today! We offer several membership levels:

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For additional information or to become a member please contact:
Kerri Hannon, MNCYN Executive Director

Work: 519.685.8500 ext. 52895
Cell: 519.854.2936



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Public Health Units

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Each of the following core business services and deliverables are offered by the MNCYN to both the perinatal and pediatric programs.

  • Annual case reviews – physician and nursing lead (can be done in person or virtual)
  • Critical event reviews (unlimited) – physician and nursing facilitated (can be done in person or virtual)
  • Consultation with perinatal/paediatric professional practice consultants (unlimited) (email/phone)
  • Nursing site visit for education/workshop, can include low fidelity (1 perinatal & 1 Paediatric annually) (in person or virtual)
  • Program survey (every 5 years) – physician and nursing lead (in person)
  • Access to on-line regional paediatric orientation program
  • Access to manual chapters which facilitate policy development and updates (archived on website)
  • Access to monthly pediatric monthly review (e-communication and website)
  • Access to MNCYN website with many tools and documents to support practice (website)
  • Online Paediatric lecture series –physician lead (OTN)
  • Attendance to nurse leader meeting spring and fall (in person or virtual)
  • Attendance to Regional Steering committee meeting (in person or virtual) (see terms of reference)



Governance of the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Network in Southwestern Ontario is handled by the MNCYN Executive Director, the Regional Leader, a Regional Steering Committee consisting of representatives from our Partner organizations, and an Executive Committee.


More information on our Committees can be found on our Membership Benefits page.

Dispute resolution


The following dispute resolution process shall be used to address and resolve conflicts.


As a first step, the parties directly involved will work to resolve the conflict using a non-mediated approach. If this does not resolve the conflict, the parties involved are required to provide written notice to the Regional Leader. The Executive Director will request that the Executive Committee help resolve the conflict no later than within 30 days of the written request. If the conflict involves the Executive Committee or the Regional Steering Committee, a mutually agreeable third party will, as required, be asked to mediate the dispute. The third party shall be acceptable to both parties. The cost of a mediator will be divided equally among the parties involved. Any dispute not resolved through mediation shall be settled through arbitration in accordance with the Arbitrations Act (Ontario) by a single arbitrator. If the parties are not able to agree upon an arbitrator, the selection of the arbitrator will be governed by the Arbitrations Act (Ontario). The award of the arbitrator shall be final and conclusive upon the parties and judgment upon such award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Unless the parties otherwise agree, the place of arbitration shall be London, Ontario.


MNCYN provides resources and delivers its services in the region shown below.