Affiliates are regional organizations, within the 85+ nations where ILCA members live, which subscribe to the same mission and purpose as ILCA; to advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®(IBCLC®) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
Find an ILCA National/Multi-National Affiliate in Your Area
Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA/ACCL)
Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and United States Chapters
Find an International Affiliate group in your area
Joining your local affiliate allows you to network with lactation consultants and others working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in your own area. Many affiliates offer conferences and other educational meetings so that members may hone their clinical skills, keep current, and earn continuing education credits (CERPs). Affiliates often also offer the opportunity to join ILCA at the discounted Group Membership rate. Be sure to check with the affiliate representative for additional details.
Any group that subscribes to the purposes and policies of ILCA and has at least 25% members of ILCA among its membership may apply for affiliation. ILCA Affiliates receive:
The 2013 annual dues for ILCA International Affiliates are structured as follows:
|An Affiliate with 0-49 members||US$100|
|An Affiliate with 50-99 members||US$125|
|An Affiliate with 100+ members||US$150|
Applying to Form an ILCA Affiliate
US Groups: Contact the USLCA Executive Director at ExecutiveDirector@uslca.org.
International Groups: Request an application by contacting Glenna Thurston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application procedure includes proof of being a legally constituted organization, which has a constitution, bylaws, and articles of incorporation. Applications will include the following attachments:
Note: Affiliates will not have access to ILCA's USA federal tax identification number.