Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program

Perinatal Substance Use (Online: Google Classroom and Zoom)
This program is intended for interprofessional health care providers.

CMNRP partner organizations benefit from special registration fees


You qualify for a partner rate if you are an employee of one of the organizations below: 



If you are an employee (e.g. RN, RPN, RT, SW) currently working in the Birthing Unit, the Mother-Baby Unit or the SCN/NICU of CHEO, TOH, KHSC.  No fee


If you are an employee of one of these hospitals but currently working on another unit or department - Partner fee $195




If you are an employee of the following hospitals:

Almonte General, Brockville General, Cornwall Community, Hawkesbury and District General, Montfort, Pembroke Regional,  Perth & Smiths Falls District, Queensway Carleton, Quinte Health Care, Winchester District Memorial.   Partner fee - $195




If you are an employee of the following:

Ottawa Public Health, Carlington CHC, Centretown CHC, Somerset West CHC, South East Ottawa CHC, or the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.

Partner fee - $195




If your organization is not a contributing partner of CMNRP, or you are not an employee of the organizations mentioned above. (e.g. resident, midwife, physician, student).

Other Stakeholders fee - $250



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Thursday, February 16th, 2023
Blended learning (Google Classroom and and Zoom)
Registration Deadline
Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Event Description

Target audience:  This workshop is intended for all practitioners involved in the care of mothers and newborns in the community.


Agenda: Google Classroom (independent online modules) + afternoon Zoom session.


Event description:

This workshop provides a solid foundation for evidence-based, person-centred, trauma-informed, and culturally safe care for pregnant and postnatal people who use substances as well as best practices related to the care of their newborns.



This workshop will be offered in a blended learning format and consists of 3 parts:

  1. Participants are encouraged to complete a FREE online learning module Perinatal Substance Use available through the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development at least 2 days prior to the workshop
  2. Online modules (using Google Classroom) to be completed independently prior to the Workshop. Estimated time 3-4 hours. The completion of the online modules will help to ensure that participants are prepared for the afternoon Zoom session where information is integrated into interactive discussions and activities.
  3. Participation in an interactive  Zoom videoconference session during the afternoon of the Workshop. Estimated time 3-4 hours.

All online modules must  be completed prior to the afternoon Zoom session.



  • Identify prevalence rates of the most common licit and illicit substances used during pregnancy.
  • Summarize key risk factors associated with substance use during pregnancy and potential implications for maternal and fetal/neonatal well-being.
  • Discuss the issue of stigma surrounding addictions and explore how it serves as a significant barrier to accessing appropriate services both pre- and postnatally.
  • Review evidence-based strategies to support substance-involved families across the perinatal continuum.
  • Increase knowledge of community resources.
  • Review recommendations for substance-involved parents who are breastfeeding.
  • Discuss evidence-based care of the newborn at-risk for or diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
  • Identify best practices in planning for safe transitions.


Further information on how to access online modules (Google Classroom) and the Zoom videoconference link will be shared prior to the Workshop.

Contact & Support

Charlotte Maloney: Tel. 613-618-0893

8:00am - 12:00pm
Google Classroom
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Online Zoom meeting
Additional Information

Participants must have a Gmail account to register and in order to access Google Classroom to complete the online modules before the Workshop. 


To create an account now, please CLICK HERE.


Prior to starting the various workshop components, please ensure that you have:


  • a strong internet/Wi-Fi connection
  • a working web camera, and functioning audio. Please check this prior to the workshop.
    • Note: You will be asked to keep your video on, and there will be times where you will be called upon to participate verbally in the session.
  • An appropriate space for participating in the session:
    • Quiet, well-lit area
    • comfortable space
    • notebook and pen
    • anything else you might need or use in a class setting


You may either download the Zoom application on your computer (we do not recommend joining the workshop using phone video), OR you can join directly from a browser. More information can be found here:

If you are joining from your place of work, please discuss any technical requirements with your IT/IS department, well in advance of the workshop.


Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop will be subject to a $50 administration fee.


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