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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.


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.


Oct 26 2017

Medical assistance in dying legislation must protect kids; further consultation needed

As the federal government considers extending medical assistance in dying (MAID) to mature minors, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is urging policymakers to develop safeguards that protect kids


Oct 24 2017

Ontario policy a step forward to keep kids with diabetes safe at school, but progress must continue

A new Ministry of Education policy—requiring school boards to educate staff and ensure that care plans are developed for students with potentially life-threatening medical conditions—is an important first step to keeping children and youth with diabetes safe at school. The Canadian Paediatric Society and Diabetes Canada are urging the Ministry to take the next step by requiring schools to designate staff to help with specific aspects of daily and emergency management, as opposed to relying on volunteers.


Sep 26 2017

Kids should avoid sports and energy drinks, paediatricians advise

Sports and caffeinated energy drinks can pose serious health risks to children and youth and should be avoided, according to a new position statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS).


Jun 1 2017

Doctors should counsel parents of young children on screen time

As exposure to digital media in Canadian family life increases, so have concerns about how screen time affects children and families. A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends that physicians and health care providers counsel parents and caregivers of young children on how to minimize screen time and mitigate its potential negative effects.


May 29 2017

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2017 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.


Mar 27 2017

Doctors should ask families whether they have firearms at home

Health professionals should ask families whether they have firearms in their home, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a new position statement. 


Mar 2 2017

CPS urges shared decision-making with families of extremely preterm infants

When families are facing the birth of an extremely preterm infant, they will likely have many complex and sometimes difficult decisions to make. A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends a shared decision-making approach, involving a number of specialized health professionals and the expectant parents, to help families develop a plan that is in the best interests of their infant and aligned with their values and preferences.  


Last updated: Oct 5 2012