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  Fall 2012

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Paediatrics & Child Health: Aboriginal child health theme issue


The August/September 2012 issue of Paediatrics & Child Health is dedicated to Aboriginal child and youth health. Visit the Canadian Paediatric Society’s website to see topics covered in the latest issue.


Call for Abstracts:  International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health


Submit an abstract for the 5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health which will be held April 19-21, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Submissions are due by November 1, 2012 and are welcome from anyone working with Indigenous populations, on any topic related to Indigenous child and youth health. To submit your abstract or for more information, visit


Call for Papers: First Peoples Child & Family Review


The First Peoples Child & Family Review, along with the Journal on Developmental Disabilities, is compiling an issue on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in collaboration with the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research and University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work. The submission deadline is October 31. For more information, visit or e-mail


Inuit youth say “Don’t Be a Slave” to tobacco


Don’t Be a Slave!” is a video produced by the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) that encourages teens to quit smoking. The video was produced with the support of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Health Canada. Watch the video on the National Inuit Youth Council’s website.


Inuit Environmental Health Guides now available


Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, together with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunatsiavut Government, and Health Canada have created Inuit Environmental Health Guides. The guides feature information about indoor air and drinking water quality, mould, food safety and noise. They are available in English, French and several Inuit languages, and are available for both youth and adults. Visit the ITK website for more information.


Aboriginal vision health pamphlets available from Vision Institute of Canada


The Vision Institute of Canada, in partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health and The Canadian Association of Optometrists, have released three Aboriginal vision health pamphlets: Diabetes & Your Eyes, Glaucoma and Cataracts. These pamphlets include culturally relevant information that helps to raise awareness of vision health among Aboriginal communities and populations. Each pamphlet provides information on a specific health issue, its causes and symptoms, along with tips for prevention and treatment approaches. Pamphlets are available in English and French with Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut versions coming soon. To order, email


Visit the Best Start website


Visit the Aboriginal Resources section of the Best Start website for resources, including recently developed publications about poverty, Aboriginal smoke free homes, and staying healthy from preconception to parenting. You can also access the Best Start Aboriginal Sharing Circle, designed for service providers working with Aboriginal peoples in areas of preconception, prenatal and child health services. The network serves as a forum to share news, ideas, questions and best practices. Visit the Best Start website for more information.

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