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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.


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. 


May 21 2015

Exempting all air rifles and BB guns from safe storage and transport laws puts kids at risk

The CPS is calling for the withdrawal of a private member’s bill that would remove penalties for unsafe storage and handling of certain firearms.


May 19 2015

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society has announced its 2015 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education. 


May 11 2015

‘Nosodes’ are no substitute for vaccines

The CPS calls on Health Canada to introduce label changes and undertake a public education campaign to share the risks associated with nosodes as a vaccine replacement.


Mar 6 2015

Paediatricians call for restrictions and regulations on e-cigarettes

With use of e-cigarettes growing among kids, the Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on governments to curb and control the industry. 


Feb 10 2015

Keep vaccine-hesitant parents engaged, CPS advises physicians

The Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely immunization, and encourages physicians to work with parents who may be hesitant about vaccines. 


Last updated: Oct 5 2012