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About the Canadian Paediatric Society

Mission

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.

Who we are

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.

What we do

To fulfill its mission, the CPS is active in several major areas:

  • Professional education: The CPS supports the continuing professional development needs of paediatricians and others involved in providing health care to children and youth through position statements, a peer-review journal, and educational opportunities such as an annual conference, online education and regional CME events.
  • Advocacy: The CPS works to identify gaps in and promote improvements to public policy that affects the health of children and youth.
  • Public education: The CPS works to increase public awareness and education about the health needs and health care of children and youth. Our goal is to help parents make informed decisions about their children’s health by producing reliable and accessible health information for parents and others who care for children.
  • Surveillance and research: The CPS monitors rare diseases and conditions through the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program, and ensures continued research into vaccine-associated adverse reactions and vaccine-preventable diseases through IMPACT (Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive).

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. 

The CPS operates under these current by-laws. The CPS publishes a Year in Review to highlight key activities and accomplishments over the previous year, and our annual Audited Financial Statements

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: May 26 2014