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Alberta kids with type 1 diabetes need better support at school

Topic(s): Advocacy

Pediatric residents from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary are advocating for change when it comes to kids with type 1 diabetes and school policy. 


How can we model the RCPSC Health Advocate CanMEDS role?

Topic(s): Advocacy

Dr. Eleanor MacDougall talks about the vital advocacy role of PGY3 residents in the University of Manitoba's Paediatric Residency Program.


To make change, stay focused and be authentic: Physician advocates for refugee health

Topic(s): AdvocacyProfessional education

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. 


Some of the most complex needs of my patients stem from poverty and not disease alone

Topic(s): Advocacy

How does a physician properly evaluate a learning problem when a child’s basic needs are unmet?


Poverty, Politics and Leadership

Topic(s): Advocacy

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 election, call on your leaders to do right by First Nations kids

Topic(s): Advocacy

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.


This election, help make child and youth health a priority

Topic(s): Advocacy

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. 


Let’s build ‘a Canada crazy for its kids’

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic education

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.


Senate committee hears about critical nature of childhood obesity rates in Canada

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic education

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.


Private member’s bill ignores risks of air rifles and BB guns

Topic(s): Advocacy

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.