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Canadian Paediatric Society

Ratings for Manitoba

Province/Territory2012 status2016 statusRecommended actionsComments
Immunization

Fair

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Prevent smoking among youth

Excellent

Good

Implement a province-wide ban on smoking on outdoor restaurant patios. 

Manitoba has banned smoking on provincial park beaches and playgrounds.
 

The CPS credits municipalities that have banned smoking on outdoor restaurant patios. 

Breastfeeding promotion (as per the WHO’s Baby-friendly Initiative)

Not assessed

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Strategy aims to establish a milk bank and specific targets for BFI facilities by 2018.
 

Manitoba has two BFI-designated facilities.

Newborn hearing screening

Poor

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

An enhanced 18-month well-baby visit

Poor

Poor

Initiate an enhanced well-baby visit at 18 months, with standard guidelines. If the visit is conducted by fee-for-service physicians, they should have access to office-based tools and a special fee code.

Bicycle helmet legislation

Poor

Good

Amend current legislation to include all age groups.

Booster seat legislation

Fair

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Child and youth death review

Not assessed

Excellent

Meets all CPS recommendations.

Management of type 1 diabetes in school

Not assessed

Poor

Develop comprehensive policy on managing type 1 diabetes in school, consistent with CPS/CPEG and CDA recommendations.

Province/Territory2012 status2016 statusRecommended actionsComments
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Off-road vehicle safety legislation (all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles)

Fair

Fair

Fair

Prohibit off-road vehicle operation for children/youth under 16 years old. Institute mandatory safety training.

Province/TerritoryHighlights of provincial/territorial response to Jordan’s Principle
Jordan’s Principle

First province to announce an agreement to implement Jordan’s Principle (September 2008), although no resources have been dedicated to the process. Reports that “informal case conferencing” has minimized impact of jurisdictional disputes, but did not provide the number of cases addressed in this manner.