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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.

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.

Oct 3 2013

Canada needs a comprehensive review system for child and youth deaths

The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling for a formal, standardized child death review (CDR) system for every region in Canada.

Jun 3 2013

New website targets professionals working with newcomer families

The CPS has launched Caring for Kids New to Canada (, a free bilingual website for health professionals working with newcomer children and youth.

May 25 2013

Paediatricians applaud Hockey Canada

The Canadian Paediatric Society applauds the leadership taken by Hockey Canada to remove body-checking from Pee Wee level hockey across the country.

May 21 2013

CPS awards recognize outstanding contributions to child and youth health

The Canadian Paediatric Society has announced its 2013 award winners, recognizing health professionals who have helped improve child and youth health in Canada.

May 3 2013

Don’t dismiss vaccine-hesitant parents, CPS advises doctors

When parents refuse to immunize, physicians should not dismiss children from their practice, says the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a new practice point. Instead, the goal should be to work with parents and address their concerns.

Jan 11 2013

Canadian children need improved access to quality dental care

All children and youth in Canada need equal access to oral health care, regardless of where they live or their family’s socioeconomic status, said the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) in a new statement.
Dec 3 2012

The key to lifelong health: Invest in the early years

Positive early child development is the foundation of lifelong health, but has been neglected on the public policy front for far too long, according the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP).
Nov 2 2012

Kids’ ice hockey needs restrictions on bodychecking

Bodychecking in competitive hockey leagues should be delayed until players are in bantam leagues (13 to 14 years old).
Oct 25 2012

Getting help sooner: New book helps doctors diagnose and treat children with learning problems

The Canadian Paediatric Society has released Children with School Problems: A Physician's Manual which takes a “how-to” approach to identifying, diagnosing and managing kids who are having difficulty in the classroom.

Last updated: Oct 5 2012