Carry Me Close Babywearers is a Toronto-based non-profit corporation registered in Ontario, and run exclusively by volunteers. We offer carrying advice on Facebook, and “Babywearing 101” meetings once a month in Toronto.
Our Board of Directors:
Cate Prichard (President)
Leigh Lahti (Treasurer)*
Becca Grove (Secretary)
Currently all members of our Board have completed completed The Canadian Babywearing School’s Babywearing Educator Course, Level I. Those with an * have also completed Level 2.
- Providing accessible instruction for parents and other caregivers in the safe and comfortable use of baby carriers according to industry best practices, online and in person.
- Maintaining a carrier library for the purposes of instruction in and promotion of the use of baby carriers.
- Supporting public health by advocating for the normalized use of baby carriers as part of mainstream infant care practices.
- Advocating to include babywearing and babywearing education in policy discussions surrounding public heath and infant/child care.
- Providing support for the training of babywearing educators.