Okanagan Baby Friendly Initiative


UBC Okanagan supports the right of  people to breastfeed/chestfeed their children in a safe and comfortable environment that is free from discrimination or harassment, whether they choose to do so in public or in a more private location. The Equity and Inclusion Office, along with Campus Health, supports the rights of breastfeeding/chestfeeding people to feed at a supportive, non-discriminatory campus.

Although it is your legal right to breastfeed anywhere on campus, here are a few quiet and comfortable suggestions:

UNC 335-336 Junior & Senior Collegium

UNC 337 Campus Health and Wellness Center

UNC 109 Women’s Resource Center (Subject to hours)

EME 0252 International Collegium

ART 1st Floor Atrium

ASC 460 Collegium

Human Rights Protection:

Nursing people have the right to breastfeed/chestfeed their children in a public area, and it is discriminatory to ask them to cover up or to breastfeed/chestfeed somewhere else.

Your right to breastfeed/chestfeed anywhere, anytime is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, BC Human Rights Code, and UBC’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy.

If you would like more information please visit the following websites:

Creating a Baby Friendly Environment:

Visit the Okanagan Breastfeeding Coalition website for more information on how to become Baby Friendly and to view their Baby Friendly Checklist and Policy:

Community Resources:

La Leche League Canada

“What is Chestfeeding?”


Okanagan Breastfeeding

Kelowna Breastfeeding Café

UBC Okanagan Campus Resources:

UBCO Health and Wellness

UBCO Campus Health

UBCO Women’s Resource Centre

UBCO Equity and Inclusion Office

UBCO Student Health Services

UBCO Disability Resource Centre
Accessible parking pass for pregnant people

Baby Change Tables:

In collaboration with Facilities Management and Human Resources, the Equity and Inclusion Office supports the provision of baby change tables on campus to serve members of the campus community and guests who may have young children.

Change tables are available in the following locations. For any questions or concerns, please contact Facilities Management or the Equity and Inclusion Office at equity.ubco@ubc.ca.

University Centre 111WU
Admin 111WU
Fipke 117W
EME 0253WU
Gym 104W

If you are experiencing difficulties or barriers at UBC Okanagan let someone know. Talk to your professor or Department Head and connect with the Equity and Inclusion Office to learn about your options.