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The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.

 

Recent news releases

May 21 2015

Exempting all air rifles and BB guns from safe storage and transport laws puts kids at risk

The CPS is calling for the withdrawal of a private member’s bill that would remove penalties for unsafe storage and handling of certain firearms.

May 19 2015

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society has announced its 2015 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education. 

May 11 2015

‘Nosodes’ are no substitute for vaccines

The CPS calls on Health Canada to introduce label changes and undertake a public education campaign to share the risks associated with nosodes as a vaccine replacement.

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CPS in the news

May 14 2015

Doctors urge label change for nosodes, sometimes called ‘homeopathic vaccines’

Canadian Press · Helen Branswell · The Canadian Paediatric Society is urging Health Canada to tighten the rules on the labelling of homeopathic nosodes, which are sometimes referred to as "homeopathic vaccines."

Mar 23 2015

Newborn eye drop treatment ‘doesn’t work,’ say pediatricians who want law repealed

CBC News · Canadian pediatricians are calling for changes to what they consider an ineffective medical treatment for newborn babies: antibiotic eye drops to prevent sexually transmitted infections from mothers.

Jul 2 2014

Read to baby from day one, say pediatricians

Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.

 

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Last updated: Oct 5 2012