Aboriginal Child & Youth Health

The Canadian Paediatric Society is one of more than 11 national organizations involved in a long-term initiative to reduce the health inequities facing First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth in Canada. The goal of Many Hands, One Dream is to build a new vision of health that has children, youth and families at its core.

The CPS also has other resources to help health professionals working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.

Practice tools & guidelines

Professional development

  • Indigenous Child Health in Canada: Basic information for health care providers: Online CME accredited for 2.0 credit hours. The course provides a basic overview of the important aspects of the health of Indigenous children and youth in Canada. It is intended for medical students, residents, family physicians, paediatricians, and other health care providers who care for Indigenous children.

  • International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health: A joint conference with the American Academy of Pediatrics for health care providers and researchers who work with children, youth and families in American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.

  • Aboriginal child and youth health: Guidelines and consideration for paediatric residents. This training program was launched in May 2011, and is being delivered in academic centres across Canada by CPS members with experience and expertise in caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth. For more information, contact

Advocacy tools

Jordan's Principle

Theme issues of Paediatrics & Child Health

  • The August/September 2012 of Paediatrics & Child Health was dedicated to Aboriginal child and youth health.
  • The November 2005 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health was focused on Aboriginal child health.

Sources and resources

Last updated: Jun 29 2017