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Breastfeeding Companions

Breastfeeding Companions

Breastfeeding Companions

Sign up for a Breastfeeding Companion!

Register here for free telephone support from another mother with breastfeeding experience. You will be contacted by a Public Health Nurse to connect you to a peer volunteer Breastfeeding Companion.

Find out more about this program and other breastfeeding supports in Peel.

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Client Consent for Electronic Communication

I would like to communicate with a designated volunteer peer (Breastfeeding Companion) and/or Peel Public Health Staff of the Breastfeeding Companions Program through email or text messaging, and have read and agree with the following:

Guidelines and Risks

I acknowledge and understand that:

  • Email and text messages are not encrypted on the Peel Public Health email system, and therefore, Peel Public Health (PPH) cannot guarantee the security of messages that I send to or receive from PPH.
  • Charges for text messages may apply depending on my cellphone carrier plan.
  • PPH staff will endeavour to respond to messages during business hours, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Content of email and text messages received by PPH staff/volunteer will form part of my PPH program file.
  • I and PPH staff/volunteer will keep the exchange of personal health information via email or text message to a minimum.
  • I may withdraw my consent at any time through a written request.
  • PPH staff/volunteer may withdraw communicating via text or email, at any time.
  • I agree not to use email or text messaging to communicate emergency or urgent health care matters.

Notice with Respect to the Collection of Personal Information

This information is being collected pursuant to the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7 and will be retained, used, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with all applicable municipal, federal and provincial laws and regulations governing the collection, retention, use, disclosure and disposal of information including the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56, and the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, S.O. 2004, c.3. This information will only be used for the provision or assisting in the provision of health care including health promotion, planning and delivery of health programs/services, teaching, providing supportive counselling, establishing interventions and service coordination. Any questions regarding this collection may be directed to the Medical Officer of Health, Peel Health, 7120 Hurontario Street PO Box 667 RPO Streetsville Mississauga ON L5M 2C2, Telephone: 905-799-7700, Fax 905-564-2683; peelregion.ca; PeelHealth@peelregion.ca.

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Revised: Monday May 09 2016


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