Growing for Gold

Growing for Gold decalNorthern Health is committed to support breastfeeding-friendly environments across northern BC. The Growing for Gold program aligns with this commitment by promoting organizations that want to publicly share their commitment to support breastfeeding.

To take part in the program, your organization can request, receive, and proudly display the Growing for Gold decal in your window.

Request your decal here.

Email us at if you have any questions.

Why support breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the normal, natural, and optimal way for a mother to feed her baby. Breastfeeding is important for mothers, babies and young children, families, and the whole community. Breastfeeding is a right that is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms (Section 15:1) and the British Columbia Human Rights Code.


How can your organization support breastfeeding

Some mothers may experience discrimination when breastfeeding in public. By displaying the Growing for Gold decal in your organization’s window, you are showing a 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. This list is regularly promoted through Northern Health social media, helping to make your organization a destination for young families today and into the future.


Breastfeeding-friendly organizations
  • All Northern Health Locations
  • 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.
    • Homesteader Health Foods
  • 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

Growing for Gold resources