The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) represents health service delivery organizations across the continuum of care in child and youth health. Members range from large tertiary academic centres and rehabilitation hospitals, to community treatment centres and home/respite care providers.
Each year, millions of children and youth rely on the essential services delivered by CAPHC member organizations. As a national association, CAPHC is uniquely positioned to influence system-wide change, leveraging the subject matter expertise of members to advocate for the very best health services for our children and youth.
Our Proud History
The Canadian Association of Paediatric Hospitals (CAPH) was co-founded in 1968 by the leaders of the Children’s Hospitals in Canada. Over the subsequent three decades, many child and youth healthcare organizations across Canada underwent fundamental operational and structural changes creating a new landscape of healthcare delivery for children, youth and families.
To better respond to these emerging healthcare challenges, CAPH evolved to become the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) in 2001.
Since that time, CAPHC has diversified its membership, partnerships and programs, to reflect its focus on health service delivery across the continuum of care. CAPHC has experienced significant growth, has achieved success in the implementation of a number of national programs, and has acted to coalesce the child and youth health service delivery community in Canada.