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Ontario's Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit

Developed by experts in child development at McMaster University, this program provides healthcare professionals access to certified online learning programs, resources, and communities related to Ontario's Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit.

Ontario's new enhanced 18-month well-baby visit program

Our Division of e-Learning Innovation is proud to partner with the government of Ontario to help support the new enhanced 18-month well-baby visit. The culmination of many people's efforts over the years, including the Ontario College of Family Physicians, Dr Fraser Mustard, Dr Robin Williams, Dr Jean Clinton, Dr Linda Comley, and many others, the Ministries of Children and Youth Services, Health and Long-Term Care, and Health Promotion and following through on the recommendations of an expert panel to focus on the importance of the early years and childhood development.

Learn more about the enhanced 18-month well-baby visit and access resources here.



"With a deepened focus on child development, the enhanced visit builds on the physical checkup and helps parents learn more about the ways they can help their kids get ready to learn and reach their full potential."

–Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth Services.


"Ontario has recognized the critical importance of early child development and the role that primary care providers play in ensuring that all children meet their developmental potential. The new 18-month checkup will connect more families to community resources and more children to the services and support they need, improving the odds for Ontario's children."

–Dr. Robin Williams, Medical Officer of Health, Niagara Region


"Early child development sets the foundation for learning, behaviour and health. Getting kids on the right path in the early years is one of the best investments we can make as a society and helps us tap the tremendous human potential of our children."

–Dr. Fraser Mustard, The Founders' Network