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A home for paediatricians. A voice for children and youth.

Conference streams & objectives

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new skills, insights, and knowledge about the multiple determinants of health to benefit Indigenous children, youth and communities.
  • Develop multisectoral collaboration and partnerships to work towards achieving health equity for Indigenous children, youth and communities.
  • Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care in health interactions with Indigenous children and youth.
  • Employ strategies to support the role of traditional health and healing practices in Indigenous communities.
  • Identify the links between the environment and the health of Indigenous children, youth and their families/communities

Conference streams:

  • Clinical care and research  
    (e.g., cancer, developmental/behavioral health, epigenetics, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, infectious diseases, injury prevention, mental health promotion, nutrition/obesity/diabetes, oral health, substance use/addictions/opioids/cannabis, immunization)
  • Community programs  
    (e.g. early child learning and development, child welfare, maternal-child health, family health, cultural/traditional health, youth engagement, school health)

  • Emerging health issues  
    (e.g. social media, reconciliation and calls to action, LGBTQ2S, gender affirming care)

  • Public policy and health systems  
    (e.g. access to health services, community infrastructure, racism in health care)

  • Social determinants of health 
    (e.g. food security/food sovereignty, culture, language, education, built and/or natural environments, land-based education programs, child welfare)

Last updated: Feb 8, 2024