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Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

The Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is a community-based program delivered through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

For more than ten years, CPNP has helped communities to promote public health and provide support to improve the health and well being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances.

There are currently 330 CPNP sites serving close to 50,000 women in over 2,000 communities across Canada each year. In addition, a separate stream of the program administered through Health Canada External link serves Inuit and First Nation women living on-reserve.

CPNP fills a distinct gap in communities. Almost all sites (98 percent) report that they provide a unique service in their community. Many of the other available prenatal services do not meet the needs of the CPNP target population.

What information will I find here?

Links in this section provide information on:

  • CPNP and the type of support that is offered;
  • where CPNP sites are located; and
  • information and resources for new and expecting mothers.

What's New?

PHAC has recently produced a report highlighting the key findings of the 2004-2009 Summative Evaluation of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). The report provides valuable information on the reach, impact, and cost effectiveness of CPNP.

To order a copy, please contact:

Division of Childhood and Adolescence
Tunney's Pasture, Jeanne Mance Building
Address Locator 1909C2
200 Eglantine Driveway
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K9

This publication can be made available in alternative formats upon request.
© Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, 2010
Cat: HP15-11/2-2010
ISBN: 978-1-100-52619-5

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