About Us

Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants (OVLC) is comprised of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants working throughout Eastern Ontario in health care facilities, and in agencies and private practices within the community.

OVLC’s beginnings go back to 1987 when the first IBCLC’s in Eastern Ontario needed to meet together to share experiences, and learn and support each other. The group has continued to grow and become more established. Membership is now around 40 members.

Our Mission Statement: OVLC’s mission is to promote, support, and protect breastfeeding in the community by maintaining and increasing individual knowledge and skills through a professional, collegial, and supportive relationship with each other.



OVLC usually offers educational sessions at monthly meetings from September until June.
We welcome and encourage all health professionals who would like to know more about helping mothers with breastfeeding.
Meetings are usually held at Somerset West Community Health Center. Education session to begin at 7:00 pm.

Please call Sheryl Hamilton at 613-224-3528 for more info.

For 2017-2018
This year we are alternating meetings Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Tuesday Sept 19
Thursday Oct 19
Tuesday Nov 21

Dec Pot luck To be decided

Thursday Feb 15
Tuesday March 20
Thursday April 19
Tuesday May 15
Thursday June 14

Becoming a Member:

We have four levels of membership

1.Basic membership is $50.00 and includes:

Ability to attend monthly meeting
Access to OVLC google group
Voting privileges
Right to hold office
Access to audio/visual library

2. Basic + CLCA membership

3. Basic + ILCA membership

4. Basic + ILCA + CLCA Membership

Fees for Plus Memberships are determined based on annual fees of the various associate groups.

Membership is open to:

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

Health professionals who are preparing to write the IBLCE exam and are currently working with breastfeeding families.

Members are required to participate actively with the OVLC members;