The Canadian DOHaD Society is a globally connected network focused on creating, communicating and translating the latest knowledge on early development to improve the health and well-being of Canadians today and into the future and promote the importance of maternal health and well-being on a global platform.

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DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @LeeShoo: LAUNCH: @CIHR_IRSC Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health (2018). Registration deadline:…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Immune system activation (stress, for ex.) in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babies: inflammation in…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @BORNOntario: Public Health Agency of Canada released first chapters of the updated Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National…2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @AndrewHalayko: Go Canada. .. investing in science is forward thinking and necessary for future impact! https://t.co/UdFGc4EjuZ2 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @michaelgoran: New Analysis of NHANES data shows No Downturn In Obesity Among U.S. Kids; levels continue to increase https://t.co/k3uF2U…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @micyrn: ⚡️ “Canada is offering new dads five weeks of paternity leave” https://t.co/5zVIaAQkEn3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @KeithMGodfrey: New WHO video stresses how an additional 9 million nurses & midwives will be needed by 2030 to achieve the Sustainable D…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @TheObGProject: Fetal congenital heart defect identified on #prenatal #ultrasound? We summarize @AJOG_thegray paper that provides valuab…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @guilbourque: Only one month left to apply to the new McGill and Kyoto University PhD program. Only for 🇨🇦 or McGill students at this st…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CNN_neonatal: Antibiotic utilization rates are associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ting…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @heckmanequation: Professor Heckman's is in the news: “A groundbreaking study offers undeniable proof that the fight against inequalit…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: "Twice as many boys as girls start school late - But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation." ht…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @M2BStudy: Learning about the experience of pregnancy while living in Hamilton, ON needs to be understood from this... https://t.co/ePk5…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @PrenatalTherapy: Sipping my coffee browsing the BMJ only to find our beautiful homage to the placenta featured in @bmj_latest here http…3 weeks ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Leannecdunne1: Please share with all of the teachers you know! A survey on infant feeding education within schools: https://t.co/RMqTW6…3 weeks ago

Strategic Priorities

Our Society engages in social, biological, clinical and economic research focusing on:


How environmental factors during the early life (preconception-childhood) interact with development to place individuals on trajectories that impact life-long health, learning and social function.


Development of strategies that prevent or reverse negative life-course outcomes, promoting health and wellness and allowing all Canadians to attain their full potential.


Engage in world class, discovery-based research

Our national network includes national and internationally recognized researchers from clinical practice, academia, industry, and government sectors many of whom are already engaged in extensive international collaborations and partnerships.


Delivering high quality, transdisciplinary training and career development.

Recognizing that trainees are our future, our network is committed to creating the best transdisciplinary training environment promoting academic excellence and supporting tomorrow’s research leaders and policy makers.


Promote health and wellness for all Canadians

Knowledge exchange and engagement with government, policy makers and the public is at the core of our mission. Through partnership with these stakeholders, we will raise the profile of DOHaD research; develop, test and implement interventions based on research discovery; and act as a catalyst for promotion of health, learning and social function with a focus on Canada’s most vulnerable populations.