Partenaires nationaux [disponible en anglais]

Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG). (disponible en anglais)     

The Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (APOG) is an association of professionals that has provided leadership in the development and promotion of the highest quality clinical care through education and research in academic programs of obstetrics and gynaecology in Canada for the past 35 years.  APOG brings together academics involved in obstetrics and gynaecology from all seventeen Canadian medical universities. More specifically, we provide a forum for communication and discussion, collaboration, problem-solving and policy development.

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC)   

Established in 2001 through a transformative process of organizational renewal of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Hospitals, CAPHC is a 42 member organization representing multidisciplinary health professionals providing health services for children, youth and their families within quaternary and tertiary health centres, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, and home care provider agencies nationwide. CAPHC is committed to promoting, facilitating, and advocating for national health delivery guidelines supported by evidence. All Canadian children’s hospitals and their respective Foundations are members of CAPHC, thereby providing linkages to clinical care, education and research. CAPHC's mandate is to effect system-wide change in the delivery of health services to children and youth across Canada. CAPHC focuses on initiatives that have national and broad relevance and which are practical and actionable at the point of service delivery. 

Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)     

A program providing support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop the requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. The CCHCSP is the first national network of 17 Canadian Child and Youth Health Research Centres dedicated to training the next generation of clinician-scientists. Research training is supervised by a research mentor and advisory committee and structured to facilitate excellence in research with an interdisciplinary focus. CCHCSP provides the opportunity for education and collaborative experiences with institutions and researchers across Canada

Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN)  

The Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN) was formed in 2002 to link the various volunteer family advisory bodies—now 11—that are attached to paediatric health centres, both hospitals and rehabilitation centres, across Canada. Since then, a handful of groups that advise paediatric programs at general and regional hospitals, at two hospices, and within a regional health authority have joined the Network. CFAN encourages and facilitates the participation of families in making excellent, family-centred healthcare for children and youth a reality throughout Canada by: 1) providing a means for the otherwise quite isolated groups to share information and advice about recruitment, retention, reporting relationships, family participation in patient safety initiatives and the education of professionals and trainees, etc.; 2) ensuring that the voices of families are heard in discussions and debates in national, provincial, and regional fora about the health of children and youth and about the healthcare services that are, or should be, available to them and their families, and; 3) serving as a resource to any organization that wishes to collaborate with families in projects aimed at improving the health of children and youth.

Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)  

The Canadian Paediatric Society is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership. As a voluntary professional association, the CPS represents more than 2,500 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists, paediatric residents, and other people who work with and care for children.

Canadian Child & Youth Health Coalition (CCYHC)  

Established in 2004, CCYHC is a collaboration of eleven major national organizational and program members working together with a common vision to advance the health and health care of Canada’s children and youth. The CCYHC has a mandate to foster the development of new knowledge in the field of child and youth health and health care, promote the application of this knowledge, support education and strengthen national advocacy.

Council of Canadian Child Health Research (CCCHR)   

The Council of Canadian Child Health Research (CCCHR) was formally created in November 2004 and represents all Canadian academic health science centres across Canada. CCCHR's mandate is to ensure that all children and youth enjoy the benefits of improved health through access to, and application of, research findings. Key objectives of the CCCHR are to: 1) foster effective networking related to child and youth health research, education and training; 2) provide a Canadian window for international scientific collaboration; and 3) seek synergies that will enhance the competitiveness of members for research funding.

National Infant, Child, & Youth Mental Health Consortium (The Consortium)

In October 2006, CAPHC hosted a mental health symposium entitled “Reclaiming the Mental Health of our Children & Youth - A National Call to Action”. The recommendations from this event led to the creation of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium in 2007. Momentum and a true collaborative spirit have continued to build resulting in consensus on the following principles: 1) The need to actively engage families, caregivers, children and youth in the process of building a national mental health action plan; 2) The need to work and partner with key individuals, organizations and government across sectors (municipal, provincial, territorial, and federal), professional organizations and NGOs in the process of building a national action plan; 3) the need to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health; 4) the need to focus on the following: prevention and promotion, access to and availability of comprehensive care, research and knowledge mobilization, and education. The members of the national consortium cooperatively lead the activities of the group and, to date, over 25 organizations representing regional, provincial and national organizations across Canada have joined the Consortium.

Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC)   

The mission of the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) is to provide national leadership in paediatric research and education to promote the health and health care of children and youth. The goals and objectives of this national organization include:

  • Enhance our national and international advocacy for pediatric education and research to improve the health of infants, children and youth.
  • Enhance our role in the development of high quality, high impact paediatric oriented research that spans the continuum from prevention to promotion of paediatric health.
  • To promote and enhance our role as leaders in paediatric education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education levels.
  • To promote and assist in the development of effective human resource planning for academic pediatrics and child and youth health care delivery.
  • To work together to promote child and youth access to coordinated health services in the best possible environment within academic health science centres and the communities they serve.
  • To develop collaborative relationships with other national and international organizations that will assist our Assembly in fulfilling its mission.
Paediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada (PSCC)

The Pediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada represent 16 Canadian academic health institutions where pediatric surgical services are offered to children and their families. The PSCC’s goal is to provide policy makers, hospital administrators, regional health authorities, universities, government and the public with the most accurate information about the state of pediatric surgical care and access to services in Canada. In this way, informed and responsible decisions can be made regarding the provision, allocation, and distribution of precious health care resources.
The goals of the PSCC are to:

  • Advocate for improving the health of children and youth who are in need of surgical care.
  • Facilitate dialogue, promote synergies, and offer guidance on common issues affecting the practice of Pediatric Surgery in Canada.
  • Establish national benchmarks for Pediatric Surgical procedures.
  • Foster and promote scholarly partnerships across Canadian pediatric academic health centers.
  • Strengthen and expand high quality clinical outcomes evaluation and research.
  • Cultivate a forum in which clinicians and researchers can network regarding the advancement of the field of Pediatric Surgery.
  • Establish a common voice when communicating with the public and media on matters relating to access and delivery of Pediatric Surgical services in Canada
  • Take a leadership role in human resources studies and planning relating to the recruitment, retention, and compensation in all disciplines of Pediatric Surgery.


Safe Kids Canada (SKC)   

As a national leader, Safe Kids Canada promotes effective strategies to prevent unintentional injuries.  By building partnerships and using a comprehensive approach, we advance safety and reduce the burden of injuries to Canada’s children and youth. The strength of SKC is that of knowledge broker – turning research into action – by providing  credible programs and messages. Safe Kids Canada works with over 1,800 partners nationally to educate parents on major causes of injury and death and the simple measures available to protect their children. Guided by a National Expert Advisory Committee, Safe Kids Canada ensures evidence-based research is translated into best practices to reduce the number of children hurt or killed by preventable injuries.  These practices include using bike helmets and booster seats, checking hot water temperatures and banning baby walkers.

Kids Health Foundation  

The vision of the Kids Health Foundation is to help make Canada the healthiest place on earth for children and youth to grow up. Its ambitious but achievable goal is to make measurable progress against international health indicators within the next five years. In particular, KHF is focused on improving health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, obesity, mental health, and the environment. This is no small task; however, there is no more important challenge than to improve the health of children and youth through evidenced-based public policy. The Kids Health Foundation is designed to pursue these important objectives in a collaborative manner with stakeholders who can help improve the lives of children and youth. Canada’s corporate community has also made significant commitments to this endeavour.