FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What organization is responsible for the Profile?
The Profile is the signature publication of the Canadian Institute of Child Health, a national charitable organization founded in 1977 to promote the health and well-being of all children and youth in Canada.
Who uses Profile information?
Researchers, associations/organizations/groups working with children, professional associations, clinicians, federal/provincial/territorial governments, public agencies, health services, policy-makers, parents, and other professionals working with children (e.g. social workers, psychologists, etc.).
How is Profile data chosen?
Information from the CICH Profile comes from traditional sources such as census data, vital statistics (births and deaths), and hospitalization data. It also comes from population-based national and provincial surveys, and peer reviewed research findings. CICH engages in extensive consultations with experts in child health from across the country to ensure all of the information (whether statistical or textual) is accurate, reliable and useful. Advisory Committees review drafts of the modules, identify information gaps, and assists with the knowledge translation and dissemination of the information.
Can I reproduce the data?
Readers are free to reprint any Profile information as background for conferences, seminars and classroom use with appropriate credit to the Canadian Institute of Child Health. Citation in editorial copy for websites, social media, newsprint, radio and television is permitted. All other rights are reserved and therefore no other use will be permitted in whole or in part without written permission from the Canadian Institute of Child Health.
Can I provide new information to include in the Profile?
Can I promote my event, publication, website, video, etc. on the Profile website?
How do I ask questions or bring forward concerns?