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Canadian Paediatric Society

Media Centre

The CPS is the only national organization of paediatricians in Canada. With more than 3,000 members, the CPS is uniquely positioned to speak to the health needs of Canadian children and youth. CPS spokespeople work in hospitals, universities, clinics and private practices across the country. They can address a range of issues affecting the health, development and safety of babies, children and teens.


May 31 2018

Offer youth intrauterine methods of contraception first, paediatricians advise

Intrauterine methods of contraception should be the first-line birth control option for youth, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).

May 29 2018

2018 Paediatric conference features latest research on child and youth health

The latest research and developments in child and youth health will be showcased during the Canadian Paediatric Society’s 95th Annual Conference, May 30-June 2 in Quebec City.

May 28 2018

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2018 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.

May 9 2018

How does gender identity develop? New resource helps facilitate conversation between doctors and parents

A new resource from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) will help paediatricians discuss the complexities of gender identity with parents and caregivers.

Feb 6 2018

Paediatricians call on Québec to reverse policy blocking family members from accompanying sick kids on air ambulance flights

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and the Association des pédiatres du Québec (APQ) are calling on the Québec government to change its current practice of routinely denying parental accompaniment of minors during urgent medical air evacuations to tertiary care centres in the province. 

Jan 11 2018

When a baby is born exposed to opioids - New recommendations on caring for the youngest patients affected by a public health crisis

As the number of babies born exposed to opioids mounts, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is releasing new recommendations to help minimize the impact on both newborns and their mothers.  

Nov 16 2017

New data shows more needs to be done to keep kids with diabetes safe at school

Nearly one-third of Ontario parents aren’t confident that school staff can keep their kids with type 1 diabetes safe, according to new data released today by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).


Nov 14 2017

Canadian Paediatric Society and CHEO to release new data on school experiences of children with type 1 diabetes

Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement about the care of children with type 1 diabetes in school.


Nov 9 2017

CFPC announces Rourke Baby Record 2017 update

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce the official launch of the 2017 edition of the Rourke Baby Record (RBR) during Family Medicine Forum (FMF), the CFPC’s annual family physician conference, in Montreal, Quebec and a unique opportunity to meet the renowned authors.


Nov 7 2017

Dietitians, paediatricians advise parents to exercise caution with plant-based beverages

Public health dietitians are concerned about a rise in parents feeding plant-based beverages (e.g. rice, coconut, almond, hemp, potato) to their infants and young children. Following reports of infants and young children becoming malnourished and one death after being fed plant-based drinks as a main beverage, Dietitians of Canada is joining with the Canadian Paediatric Society to urge parents to select beverages carefully for their children.


Last updated: Oct 5 2012