CHEO Healthy Kids Awards Program

Remember your favourite little league coach? How about that awesome Girl Guides leader? What made them stand out from the crowd? What did they do – or say – that lifted your spirits, made you believe you could master a new set of skills or that you should not give up ? Why do you remember them so vividly when many others faded from memory?

Your ‘fave’ coach, much loved teacher or music tutor are part of the people that made you who you are.  As the African proverb says ‘It takes a village to raise a child”, and it still holds true today.

So a few years ago CHEO launched an advocacy awards program to recognize that village – those folks in the community that go the extra mile to help children and youth be healthy and active.

The awards program, now entering its toddler years, is now called the CHEO Healthy Kids Awards.  And now, our friends over at CTV News Ottawa are helping us spread the word and profile some of our specialists – and beloved patients – to share some of our expertise in the hope that it comes handy for families in the community. Tune in to the News@6 on Wednesday nights to view those stories. They will go on for a few more weeks.  

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CHEO Moms & Dads Holiday Hiatus!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

The CHEO Mom’s and Dad’s blog will be taking a bit of a break starting December 24 and will be returning January 7, 2013. The CHEO Blog family will be taking the time to get together and enjoy our family and friends…and catching up on sleep! If you’d like some survival tips on how to get through the holidays with as little stress as possible, check out Rebecca’s post on Survivng the Holidays.

On behalf of the entire CHEO team, we wish you a very safe and happy holidays, and we look forward to getting back to the blog you in the new year. All the best to you and yours!


Welcome to CHEO’s Blog for Parents in the Ottawa Community!

Being a parent is a tremendously rewarding experience but also one filled with challenges. And with the amount of information out there, it can be a challenge to differentiate between good advice and the stuff that’s not worth your while.

This blog will share health info that has been vetted by our specialists, the ones you can trust. Here, some of our very own CHEO physicians and experts – who are also parents – will share their experience and their expertise.

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