Paediatric Post - Blog of the Canadian Paediatric Society
As the first planes carrying Syrian refugees to Canada were heading toward Toronto in December, two of the city’s foremost physician advocates for newcomer health were sharing their experiences with more than 100 webinar participants across Canada.
Second-year resident Dr. Priyanka Dixit of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), shares her experience of a smudging ceremony at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa.
How does a physician properly evaluate a learning problem when a child’s basic needs are unmet?
The current federal election campaign is all about the middle class. The three major parties are in a race to prove they are the true champions of middle Canadians. Rarely do we hear them discuss growing income inequality or poverty.
This guest blog post was provided by Cindy Blackstock (Executive Director) and Courtney Powless (Education and Public Engagement Coordinator) of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.
With the federal election just around the corner, it is time for Canadian paediatricians to step up to ensure that child and youth health and wellness are a priority for the next government.
On June 26 at the CPS Annual General Meeting, Dr. Robin Williams shared her goals and priorities as she begins her one-year term as CPS President. The following is an excerpt from her address.
Despite its short twelve-year history, Healthy Child Uganda (HCU) has made a big impact: providing input on national policy, working with Uganda’s Minister of Health and other officials on child and maternal health issues and catching the attention of policy makers and partners (i.e. UNICEF) who want to see firsthand how HCU facilities operate.
On May 6th, Dr. Catherine Pound, member of the CPS Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee, spoke on behalf of the CPS at the Social Affairs, Science and Technology Senate Standing Committee meeting.
Dr. Katherine Austin, one of the authors of the CPS position statement on firearms, presented to the federal Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-637, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms storage and transportation), in Ottawa on May 14.