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Child & Youth Health: Focus Issues

The Canadian Paediatric Society produces information and resources on many child and youth health issues. Throughout this website, you’ll find position statements, advocacy tools, parent education resources, professional development opportunities and much more. In this section, we bring them together into several key focus areas.

Aboriginal Child & Youth Health

Aboriginal Child & Youth Health

Resources to help health professionals working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.

Active Kids, Healthy Kids

Active Kids, Healthy Kids

CPS program to help paediatricians, family physicians and other health professionals promote physical activity, nutrition, and other healthy choices.

Adolescent Health & Safety

Adolescent Health & Safety

Resources on adolescent health, safety and mental health for professionals, parents and others who care for youth.

Children with School Problems

Children with School Problems

Practical tools and resources that physicians can use to diagnose and treat children with learning problems.

Early Literacy

Early Literacy

Professional and public education resources about the importance of sharing books and words with babies from birth.

First Years First

First Years First

CPS early child development strategy to engage health professionals, policy makers, communities, parents and educators in supporting young children and families.

Global Child Health

Global Child Health

Information for paediatricians and other health professionals interested in working overseas and in developing countries.

Immigrant and refugee health

Immigrant and refugee health

Caring for Kids New to Canada is a guide for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.

Immunization

Immunization

Position statements on the vaccines that children and youth should receive, resources on topical immunization issues and tools to educate parents.

Injury prevention

Injury prevention

Position statements, public education resources and recommendations for federal, provincial and territorial governments to protect children and teens from injury.

Last updated: Oct 9 2013