La Leche League Canada

Who we are

La Leche League Canada is a registered non profit that provides mother-to-mother/parent-to-parent/peer support for pregnant women, new parents and beyond. We are parents like you who have breastfed or chestfed our own children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. As volunteer Leaders we are accredited within La Leche League Canada after a detailed training program and have access to current scientific and legal information to help support others.

Connection and respect are at the heart of what we do and we strive to ensure that all families are welcomed and reflected in every aspect of La Leche League Canada, including in our volunteer Leaders. We believe that nobody knows your baby or family better than you and that everyone deserves the right circle of support in which to raise their children.

La Leche League Canada is a national registered Canadian charity and part of a global organisation, La Leche League International, LLLC has been supporting families in Canada for over fifty years.

What we do

In person, by phone, online, and in informal group meetings our volunteer Leaders will be there to support you by providing evidence-based information on breastfeeding and human milk. We live and parent in the communities we serve and tailor programs to the needs of each community.

Our goal of supporting parents in raising happy, healthy children in every Canadian province and territory is shared by the health care system. LLLC contributes to this common goal by building connections, sharing resources, and providing education programs such as our Health Care Provider seminars across Canada.

There is no cost to receive support from a Leader and all regular informal group meetings are free of charge. 

It is our privilege to support families during the exciting first days, weeks, months and even years of raising children. Welcome - we are here for you.

LLLC News


As we end another National Volunteer Week recognizing our Leaders, we take a moment to also recognize the difference we make on the environment when encouraging families to continue breastfeeding or chestfeeding. This “Earth Day” we...
April 24, 2018

The web team will be hard at work on Friday March 23 (starting at 9am MDT) preparing to launch our new responsive website. We hope to have everything operational by the end of the day. Please check back as we hope it will go smoothly in a...
March 22, 2018

Thanks to Jodine Chase for giving permission to share this blog about keeping babies warm during extreme cold weather conditions. http://bfnews.blogspot.ca/2018/01/skin-to-skin-can-keep-babies-warm-and.html?m=1
January 13, 2018

To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society. Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby.