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Canadian Paediatric Society

Advocacy and public policy

  • Measuring in support of early childhood development: CPS statement calling on federal and provincial/territorial governments to measure and monitor the developmental progress of children in Canada, which can vary widely among communities and demographic groups. December 2011.
  • The promise of the early years: How long should children wait? A commentary by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, December 2012
  • Are We Doing Enough? The CPS status report on public policy and child and youth health rates how governments are doing in many areas that affect the health of young children, including progress toward an enhanced 18-month well-baby visit in all provinces and territories.
  • Early Childhood: Standing on Guard for Canada’s Future: Theme issue of Paediatrics & Child Health: The journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, December 2009
  • Children Vulnerable in One or More Areas of Early Development (source: Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University): An important determinant of later health and well-being, this indicator measures how many children are vulnerable on at least one area of development in the Early Development Instrument (EDI) at school entry (age 5). The Canadian Institute for Health Information has a map that allows users to compare provinces and territories to the national average.


Last updated: Apr 20 2017