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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.


Sep 22 2016

CPS updates head lice treatment recommendations

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has updated its 2008 recommendations to include information about new treatment options and products that should not be used.


Jun 7 2016

Provincial/territorial policy must do more for children and youth

Provincial and territorial policy still falls short in many areas when it comes to protecting the health and well-being of Canada’s children and youth, according to a report released today by the Canadian Paediatric Society.


May 18 2016

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2016 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.


May 2 2016

Canadian Paediatric Society condemns combat attacks on all health care facilities and staff worldwide

The Canadian Paediatric Society condemns combat attacks, whether deliberate or negligent, on all schools and health care facilities, patients and staff.


Feb 26 2016

Decisions about assisted death for ‘mature minors’ need broad consultation and more data

A three-year deadline to enact legislation on physician-assisted dying for “mature minors” may not be enough time to gather adequate and appropriate information about whether the practice should be extended to children and youth.


Feb 5 2016

Paediatricians continue to encourage watch-and-wait for ear infections

Paediatricians continue to encourage doctors to ‘watch and wait’ before treating most ear infections with antibiotics in healthy children over six months of age.


Dec 11 2015

Paediatricians call for careful evaluation of the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children

In a statement released today, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) calls for careful evaluation of both the safety and efficacy of using cannabis to treat certain paediatric health conditions.


Sep 11 2015

Speed up process for resettling refugee children, urge paediatricians

Canada must do more to help resettle children and families caught up in the migrant crisis, says the Canadian Paediatric Society.


Sep 8 2015

Canadian paediatricians revisit newborn male circumcision recommendations

In an updated statement released today, the Canadian Paediatric Society continues to recommend against the routine circumcision of newborn males.



Jul 22 2015

CPS updates recommendations for use of palivizumab against RSV

The CPS has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. 


Last updated: Oct 5 2012