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Canadian Paediatric Society

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

Professional development

  • 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

Advocacy tools

Jordan’s Principle

Sources and resources


Last updated: Sep 27 2017