and well-being of children and youth
The Canadian Paediatric Society is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.
As a voluntary professional association, the CPS represents more than 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists, paediatric residents, and other people who work with and care for children and youth. The CPS is governed by an elected Board of Directors representing all provinces and territories.
To fulfill its mission, the CPS is active in several major areas:
Because the needs are so great, the CPS also collaborates with other many other organizations to promote the health of children and youth.
The Canadian Paediatric Society’s activities and programs are funded through a wide variety of sources, including membership dues, revenue from continuing medical education events and annual conferences, publications, unrestricted grants from individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as government grants.
For more information about the work of paediatricians in Canada, consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice. If you have specific concerns about your child’s health, please see your child’s paediatrician, family physician, or another health care provider.
Last updated: Apr 7 2015