Committee for Saskatchewan
The BCS is committed to improving breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in the province.
The BCS focuses its efforts on Provincial Coordination, Health Region Support, and Community Capacity Building and Support.
The BCS provides technical expertise and works from the grass-roots level.
Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan Executive:
Chair: Shannon Skinner
Past Chair: Gwen Frank
Secretary: Hanna Hanowski
Treasurer: Heidi Russell
Administrator: Shannon Wright
About the BCS
The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan, Inc. (BCS) is a network of health professionals that represent many different organizational groups and consumers that work to protect, promote and support breastfeeding within Saskatchewan as the optimal method of infant feeding.
In 2001 the Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan identified the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly TM Initiative as a primary strategy for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. As such, it has focused its primary goal and annual/5-year strategic plans on implementing the Baby-FriendlyTM Initiative in provincial health facilities (hospitals and public health). >> READ MORE
The BCS was formed in 1994 and became a non-profit organization in 2002.
The Breastfeeding Committee for Saskatchewan provides a provincial framework that works to establish breastfeeding as the cultural norm for infant feeding within Saskatchewan.
Vision: To provide a provincial framework that promotes breastfeeding as the cultural norm for infant feeding within Saskatchewan.
Mission: To protect, promote and support breastfeeding within Saskatchewan as the normal method of infant feeding.
Goal: From 2013-2018, the BCS will focus on promoting the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) as the evidenced informed best practice standards for improving food security and health for families in Saskatchewan
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