Indigenous Child & Youth Health
The Canadian Paediatric Society is one of more than 11 national organizations involved in a long-term initiative to reduce the health inequities facing First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth in Canada. The goal of Many Hands, One Dream is to build a new vision of health that has children, youth and families at its core.
The CPS also has other resources to help health professionals working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.
Practice tools & guidelines
- Position statements from the CPS First Nations and Inuit and Métis Health Committee.
International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health: A biennial joint conference with the American Academy of Pediatrics for health care providers and researchers who work with children, youth and families in American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
- Indigenous child and youth health: Guidelines and consideration for paediatric residents. This training program was launched in May 2011, and is being delivered in academic centres across Canada by CPS members with experience and expertise in caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Jordan’s Principle, a child-first principle to resolving jurisdictional disputes involving the care of First Nations children and youth.
- Blog post: This election, call on your leaders to do right by First Nations kids (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, September 30, 2015)
- Opinion piece: First Nations health crisis is a Canadian problem (The Toronto Star, October 8, 2015)
- About Jordan’s Principle (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
- Background Information (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada)
- Advocacy Information (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada)
- Jordan’s Principle Report (2015) - Without denial, delay, or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Sources and resources
- Assembly of First Nations
- Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association
- First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
- Métis National Council
- National Aboriginal Health Organization
- National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
- National Association of Friendship Centres
- Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada