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Canadian Paediatric Society

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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.


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.  


Feb 6 2017

Statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society on U.S. immigration ban

The Canadian Paediatric Society strongly believes that all people deserve respect—regardless of culture, faith, identity or citizenship. We believe in an inclusive, humanitarian refugee and immigration policy that supports our identity as a strong, cohesive, pluralist nation.


Nov 30 2016

CPS encourages physicians to “choose wisely” when treating children and youth

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) today released a list of specific tests, treatments and procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary as part of Choosing Wisely Canada.


Nov 24 2016

Marijuana legislation must have strong measures to protect kids

As the federal government considers legalizing marijuana, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is urging strong measures to protect and discourage use by children and youth.


Nov 9 2016

Children in military families have unique health care needs

Ahead of Remembrance Day, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) released a position statement recommending tailored treatment and resources to meet the needs of the 64,000 children and youth who have a parent in the Canadian armed forces.


Oct 20 2016

Oxford University Press to Publish Paediatrics & Child Health

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) to exclusively publish Paediatrics & Child Health (PCH), the only peer-reviewed paediatric journal in Canada.


Sep 30 2016

Keeping kids with diabetes safe at school

A national initiative aimed at ensuring students with type 1 diabetes are safe at school was launched today by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and the Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group (CPEG).


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.


Last updated: Oct 5 2012