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New ADHD statements aimed at helping primary care providers improve diagnosis and treatmentAdapted from a commentary by Dr. Stacey Bélanger, originally published in Paediatrics & Child Health

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

Three new position statements on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will help primary care providers diagnose and treat this prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder.

With cannabis legalization imminent, surveillance program launches study on serious and life-threatening events in paediatric patients due to non-medical cannabis use

Topic(s): Surveillance

As legalized cannabis becomes available in Canada for adults, a Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program study is watching for Canadian children and youth seeking medical attention for serious and life-threatening events due to recreational cannabis use.  

Detention is still harming children at the US border

Topic(s): Advocacy

Migration is a long standing and complex issue with many causes and outcomes. At this critical moment it is important to reaffirm that the primary obligation of all healthcare practitioners is the health and wellbeing of anyone needing our care.

What we can do for separated migrant children in the U.S.

Topic(s): Advocacy

In the wake of the ongoing tragedy at the U.S. border, what can Canadians expect as the summer months unfold? And more importantly, what can we do to ensure we treat children and their families with dignity, humanity, and compassion?

The CPS Fetus and Newborn CommitteeUpcoming works revealed

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

In my new role as chair, I promise to keep you apprised and informed about the topics on the committee’s agenda. When a document is likely to significantly affect the approach to patient care, I will do my best to alert you. If you have topics that you believe are in need of a national position or guideline, please send me an e-mail at for consideration by the committee.

Social paediatrics Hub meets children and families where they live

Topic(s): Advocacy

Based on the model developed by Dr. Gilles Julien, considered the father of social paediatrics in Canada, the Vanier Hub is based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and designed to consider the holistic needs of the child living within their family and community.

Children need healthy communities

Topic(s): Advocacy

The first step to improving child health and wellbeing in Northern Ontario is to focus on improving community health. That’s the message from participants at a forum co-hosted by the CPS and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) in January.

Truth and Reconciliation: As paediatricians, how can we make a difference?

Topic(s): Advocacy

Many Canadians wonder what they can do to be an active participant in reconciliation. We’ve pulled out a few recommendations from the Truth and Reconicilation Commission of Canada's report that have particular relevance for child and youth health, along with some suggestions for action. If you have other ideas, or are already taking action, please tell us your story.

Treating newborn drug withdrawal by getting back to nature

Topic(s): Position statements / practice points

As the saying goes, sometimes less is more. In the case of caring for newborns exposed to opioids in pregnancy, getting back to nature and promoting skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding is just what this doctor ordered.

Paediatricians and social media: Why it’s time to join the conversation

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic educationMembership

Are you still on the fence about joining social media? CPS President Dr. Mike Dickinson has embraced his new role as a “tweetiatrician,” and feels it’s important for other doctors to do the same.


Last updated: May 2 2018