and well-being of children and youth
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.
With use of e-cigarettes growing among kids, the Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on governments to curb and control the industry.
The Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely immunization, and encourages physicians to work with parents who may be hesitant about vaccines.
Health care professionals from the Canadian Paediatric Society and Dietitians of Canada are warning parents about the potential danger of homemade infant formulas.
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.
Radio Canada International · Lynn Desjardins · CPS spokesperson and CHEO paediatrician, Dr. Alyson Shaw, recommends parents read, speak and sing to their babies every day.
Globe and Mail · Becky Blair · CPS alongside Health Canada, Dietitians of Canada and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada released updated guidelines intended to simplify the messages out there on feeding infants aged six to 24 months.
Last updated: Oct 5 2012