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Growing for Gold

Northern Health is committed to creating breastfeeding friendly environments across the north. The Growing for Gold program aligns with this commitment by promoting businesses and facilities that support breastfeeding in their locations. To take part in the program, businesses and facilities can request, receive, and proudly display the Growing for Gold decal in their window, helping create health and business for life.

Why should everyone support breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding – a normal and natural way for mothers to feed their babies – is the healthiest and most affordable option available for families and the community.

Children

Lowers risk of certain diseases, cancers, allergies, helps with brain development, and attachment.

Mothers

Promotes health and bonding with baby.

Families

Saves over $1000 per year in food costs.

Community

Lowers health care costs.

Environment

Creates no additional waste. 

Along with its health benefits, breastfeeding is a right that is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms and the British Columbia Human Rights Code.

Why should you request the Growing for Gold decal?

Despite breastfeeding’s health benefits and legal protection, mothers are frequently discriminated against when breastfeeding in public. By displaying the Growing for Gold decal in your business’s or facility’s window, you are showing your welcoming attitude and support for breastfeeding.

As well as receiving additional attention from pedestrians due to the decal, your location will be featured on Northern Health’s list of breastfeeding friendly locations (right column). This list will be regularly promoted through our Facebook and Twitter feeds, helping to make your location a destination for young families today and into the future.

Breastfeeding Friendly Places List

Burns Lake:

  • Public Health Office

Dawson Creek

  • Deep Physio

Endako

  • Endako Roadhouse

Fort Nelson:

  • Public Library

Fort St. James

  • Nak'azdli Health Centre

Fort St. John:

  • Community Bridge
  • Cool Beans Cafe
  • Friendship Center
  • Urban Systems Ltd.

Fraser Lake

  • Autumn Services

Hazelton:

  • Starting Smart
  • Hazelton Community Services

Hudson's Hope:

  • District of Hudson’s Hope

Kitamaat Haisla:

  • Haisla Nation Council

Kitimat:

  • Child Development Centre

Mackenzie:

  • Counselling Services
  • Public Library

Prince George:

  • Central Interior Native Health Society
  • Earthside Doula Services
  • Margo's Cafe
  • McDonald's Prince George
  • NH Pediatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Phoenix Medical Imaging
  • Play Grounds Cafe
  • Public Library
  • Library - Nechako Branch
  • P.S. Pianos
  • Sun Life Financial
  • The Exploration Place

Prince Rupert:

  • Pregnancy Outreach Program
  • Birth Support - Doula
  • Public Health Unit

Queen Charlotte:

  • Islands Wellness Society

Quesnel:

  • Public Health Nursing
  • Child Development Centre

Smithers:

  • Little Beginnings Licensed Family Daycare
  • Telegraph Creek
  • Tahltan Head Start
  • Smithers Public Library
  • Pitter Patter Boutique

Telkwa:

  • Telkwa General Store & Cafe

Terrace:

  • Public Health Unit
  • Women’s Resource Centre Society
  • New Age Insights

Request your Growing for Gold decal

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2. Your business's information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Growing for Gold Resources