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Strategic Directions

As an organization committed to improving the health and well-being of children and youth, the CPS has adopted the following strategic directions for to focus our work from 2011 to 2016. These directions will help to guide the CPS as it continues current initiatives and develops new ones to advance knowledge and action that benefit infants, children, youth, their families, and the communities they live in.

  • CPS is committed to optimizing the health of all children and youth, to have a strong foundation for the Canada of both today and tomorrow by:
    • Advocating for resource allocation that is informed by evidence and in the best interests of children and youth;
    • Advocating for access to quality, effective and efficient care in all parts of Canada;
    • Creating policies to support healthy families and communities; and
    • Reviewing/creating/promoting different models of care for children and youth by working with the other professional groups that care for children and youth.
  • CPS will continue to be a leader in providing innovative and timely clinical guidance and continuing professional development to paediatricians, family physicians and other child and youth professionals, based on their identified needs.
  • CPS will continue to build its profile among parents and caregivers as a trusted source of information by being responsive, collaborative and accessible.
  • CPS will continue advocating to federal, provincial and territorial, and municipal/local governments to adopt a whole-child and youth approach to health issues by:
    • Encouraging and empowering the CPS Board of Directors and members to act in their own communities;
    • Offering and providing advocacy training to the Board and CPS members to develop advocacy skills and materials;
    • Initiating discussions with other associations to build possible collaborations; and
    • Providing comprehensive information to decision-makers based on evidence and best practices.

To accomplish these strategic directions:

  • CPS is committed to be the trusted home for Canada’s paediatricians. The active and engaged membership will continue to grow to include a greater percentage of Canada’s paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists and paediatric residents.
  • CPS will develop and implement a sustainable financial plan to ensure the funding of core activities and to build increased capacity for the future.

Last updated: Nov 1 2011