General Health Sector

Sandbox explores the challenges of changing attitudes in Financial Post article

On December 2, 2014, the Financial Post's Stewart Thornhill featured The Sandbox Project as a case study of a not-for-profit organization facing challenges when it comes to changing public attitudes.

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CAPHC’s 2014 Annual Conference

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) 2014 Annual Conference
Climbing Mountains: Leadership & Resilience in Paediatric Healthcare
The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
October 19 to 21, 2014

Please click here (or the image above) to view the enlarged PDF version.

Is Canada Failing its Children and Young People? Reactions to the 2013 UNICEF Innocenti Report Card

Is Canada failing its children and young people through lack of political focus on their health and wellbeing?  If so, where is the outrage and what should be done about it?

CAPHC is pleased to bring our colleagues from the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition (CCYHC), and their “CCYHC Hot Topics” to the CAPHC Presents! audience.

The Globe and Mail: Don’t shut disabled kids out of society

The Globe and Mail's André Picard writes about limited social interactions for Canadian kids with physical and developmental disabilities

There are few things more heartbreaking than a child with no friends.

But being friendless is the norm for Canadian children with physical and developmental disabilities.

A new study, written by Anne Snowdon, a nurse and professor at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor in Ontario, shows that 53 per cent of disabled kids have no friends.

Even those with friends have very limited interactions. Outside of formal settings such as the classroom, less than two hours a week spent with their peers is the norm; only 1 per cent of children with disabilities spend an hour a day with friends.