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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 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. 


Nov 26 2014

Beware of homemade infant formulas

Health care professionals from the Canadian Paediatric Society and Dietitians of Canada are warning parents about the potential danger of homemade infant formulas.


Oct 30 2014

Doctors urge provinces to support students with diabetes

Two paediatric groups are calling on provincial and territorial governments to develop comprehensive policies that ensure in-school support for students with type 1 diabetes. 


Aug 21 2014

Leading Canadian Health Organizations’ new recommendations call for concussion protocols

New hard-hitting recommendations by the Canadian Concussion Collaborative call for an end to the haphazard approach to current concussion management for all sports and sporting events in Canada. 


Jun 25 2014

Essential tool for physicians helps improve care of babies and children

The 2014 edition of the Rourke Baby Record was released today at the Canadian Paediatric Society’s annual conference.


Jun 13 2014

Paediatricians call for better diagnosis of urinary tract infections

The Canadian Paediatric Society is reminding physicians about the importance of accurate diagnosis of UTI to prevent the overuse of antibiotics and unnecessary invasive investigations.


May 5 2014

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society has announced its 2014 award winners, honouring those who care for children and youth in Canada through excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education.


Mar 24 2014

CPS reminds parents of importance of vaccination

In light of recent outbreaks the Canadian Paediatric Society reminds parents and the public about the importance of timely vaccination. Vaccination is the best way to protect children and youth against many dangerous diseases.


Dec 2 2013

No need to delay introduction of food allergens to high-risk babies

Babies who are at high risk of developing a food allergy can be exposed to potential food allergens as early as 6 months of age, according to a joint statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI).


Nov 1 2013

Action on bike helmet legislation needed in time for 2014 season

All provinces and territories must legislate bicycle helmet use for all ages, says the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a position statement released today. Currently only 4 of 13 Canadian provinces and territories meet the CPS recommendations.


Last updated: Oct 5 2012