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October 31, 2023

Lifelong learning is vital to providing culturally safe care

Topic(s): Professional educationAdvocacy

Learning to provide culturally safe care is a lifelong process, says Dr. Kent Saylor—and completing the new eCME on providing culturally safe care for Indigenous patients is a great place to start.Dr. Saylor, a paediatrician in Kahnawake,… Read more

July 14, 2020

Decolonizing Health Care: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children

Topic(s): AdvocacyProfessional education

The #aHand2Hold campaign, launched on January 24, 2018, sought to end a long-standing practice that systematically prevented caregivers and parents from accompanying their children during emergency medical evacuation (medevac) airlifts in Quebec.… Read more

May 27, 2020

COVID-19 and Indigenous children in Canada: What can paediatricans do?

Topic(s): COVID-19Advocacy

Many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children and families are facing a colonial catch-22 when it comes to COVID-19. Enduring colonial legacies mean they are more prone to pre-existing conditions, placing them at higher risk for poor outcomes… Read more

July 16, 2018

Detention is still harming children at the US border

Topic(s): Advocacy

Migration is a long standing and complex issue with many causes and outcomes. At this critical moment it is important to reaffirm that the primary obligation of all healthcare practitioners is the health and wellbeing of anyone needing our care. Read more

June 25, 2018

What we can do for separated migrant children in the U.S.

Topic(s): Advocacy

In the wake of the ongoing tragedy at the U.S. border, what can Canadians expect as the summer months unfold? And more importantly, what can we do to ensure we treat children and their families with dignity, humanity, and compassion? Read more

June 5, 2018

Social paediatrics Hub meets children and families where they live

Topic(s): Advocacy

Based on the model developed by Dr. Gilles Julien, considered the father of social paediatrics in Canada, the Vanier Hub is based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and designed to consider the holistic needs of the… Read more

June 5, 2018

Children need healthy communities

Topic(s): Advocacy

The first step to improving child health and wellbeing in Northern Ontario is to focus on improving community health. That’s the message from participants at a forum co-hosted by the CPS and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority… Read more

January 18, 2018

Truth and Reconciliation: As paediatricians, how can we make a difference?

Topic(s): Advocacy

Many Canadians wonder what they can do to be an active participant in reconciliation. We’ve pulled out a few recommendations from the Truth and Reconicilation Commission of Canada's report that have particular relevance for child and… Read more

December 1, 2017

Paediatricians and social media: Why it’s time to join the conversation

Topic(s): AdvocacyPublic educationMembership

Are you still on the fence about joining social media? CPS President Dr. Mike Dickinson has embraced his new role as a “tweetiatrician,” and feels it’s important for other doctors to do the same.   Read more

April 26, 2017

Alberta kids with type 1 diabetes need better support at school

Topic(s): Advocacy

Pediatric residents from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary are advocating for change when it comes to kids with type 1 diabetes and school policy.    Read more

Last updated: Aug 9, 2017