Hello Ontario mamas and papas!
You are eligible for a free Baby Box if you are an Ontario resident who is having a baby between August 1, 2016 - August 1, 2017.
This is the 2016-2017 Ontario Baby Box pattern.
We are commencing distribution of free Baby Boxes via a simple 3-step program.
STEP ONE: REGISTER ON BABY BOX UNIVERSITY
The first step is to register on Baby Box University at www.babyboxuniversity.com as an Ontario resident. Please note that we are not affiliated with Baby Box Canada and do not ship samples directly to your home. We provide safe-sleep Baby Boxes that comply with Health Canada's bassinet standard. Our Baby Boxes do come with free products for baby care and development, but the primary purpose of our program is to provide a safe sleep space for all infants regardless of socioeconomic status and to engage as many parents as possible in our supportive community.
Babies typically outgrow the Baby Box at around 6 months of age.
STEP TWO: GET YOUR COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
Your local health experts have been working hard to put together the information and activities they feel will best support Ontario parents. Once you register on www.babyboxuniversity.com with an Ontario zip code, the system will automatically direct you to the Into to Parenthood 101 Syllabus for your community. This is how it will appear so that you have a visual guide.
CLICK “SIGN UP” IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME USER OR “LOG IN” IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED.
A PAGE THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS WILL LOAD ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED AND SIGNED IN AS AN ONTARIO RESIDENT.
THE ONTARIO SYLLABUS WILL LOAD WHEN YOU CLICK THE “LEARN MORE" BUTTON. FOLLOW THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLETE THE SYLLABUS.
The Ontario syllabus will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online and, once finished, you will receive a completion certificate via email. Please keep this email! Alternatively, you may snap a screen shot of your completion certificate as a picture of the certificate will also be accepted by the distribution centers. To find the distribution center closest to you, please go to www.ontario.thebabyboxco.com
STEP THREE: COLLECT YOUR BABY BOX
Baby Boxes will be available for pick-up starting the week of August 29th. This means that you should show up at the center closest to you with your completion certificate anytime on or after August 29th.
Join our international community of Baby Box Co. parents!
If you work with a non-profit, hospital, or other healthcare, education, or community agency in Ontario and would like to register as an active Baby Box distribution site on www.ontario.thebabyboxco.com, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to get signed up!
It takes a village.
Thank you for your support. We’re so pleased to be launching in Ontario in August and will be launching Baby Box initiatives in other provinces shortly.
The Baby Box Co. Team