Global Motherhood

On Canada Day, Let's Celebrate Maternal Health

Russell Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Russell Williams

As we reflect on Canada Day, we can be very proud of the role we play globally in maternal child and newborn health. Thousands of doctors, nurses and field workers contribute daily across the globe supported by hundreds of thousands of Canadian volunteers and donors.

Let's Not Forget the Mothers of Child Labourers This Weekend

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Many moms are wakened on Mother's Day by an ominous clattering in the kitchen: your loving-hearted children preparing to surprise you with coffee or hot chocolate in bed. There's also that cinnamon toast or oatmeal positively doused with sugar. What many moms don't realize is that such meals usually come courtesy of a whole crew of children.

Harper: Maternal, Child Health A Priority

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An upcoming Toronto conference on child and maternal health in developing countries, that will bring together international leaders, experts...

Tweeting up a Storm to Fight Injustice in Iran

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Impact
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an award-winning lawyer held unlawfully in Evin Prison since 2010, is on her third day of hunger strike. To show their solidarity with this incredible woman, human rights and online activists have organized a "Tweet Storm" for Friday. The online event is an urgent call to take action for her release.

My Autistic Child Has Never Had A Friend

Silken Laumann | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Everybody deserves to have friends, a person or people who love and care about them. For a special needs child, this can be the biggest challenge of all.

Not Enough Vitamin D Could Leave You Tongue-Tied

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Living

Children born to women who had low levels of vitamin D during their pregnancy are more likely to have language problems, a new study sugge...

Antidepressants May Raise Blood Pressure In Infants' Lungs

CBC | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada

Pregnant women who take antidepressants may slightly raise their offspring’s risk of developing high blood pressure in the lungs, new re...

Woman Delivers Baby In The Sky

CBC | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada

The passenger cabin of an Air India flight to Toronto turned into a delivery room on the weekend when a baby was born at 11,000 metres. ...