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Canadian Paediatric Society

Indigenous Child & Youth Health

One of the priorities in the Canadian Paediatric Society’s strategic framework (2017-2022) is health equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth. To that end, we advocate for policies and practices that address historic and systemic barriers to care and living conditions that have unfairly affected Indigenous children and youth in Canada.

Practice tools & guidelines

Events and education for health professionals

  • 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. The next conference will be held in Calgary, March 22-24, 2019.

  • Indigenous child and youth health: Guidelines and consideration for paediatric residents. This training program was launched in May 2011, and has been delivered in academic centres across Canada by CPS members with experience and expertise in caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth. As of 2018, the program is in revision. For more information, contact

Advocacy tools

Jordan’s Principle

Sources and resources

Last updated: May 3 2018