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 @Alliance_HD: Mother's Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child's IQ. Study finds maternal depression negatively impacts a child's cogn…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CIHR_IRSC: Fellowship: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2018-2019) https://t.co/XthNgrUlMp #FundingOpportunity #BantingCanada7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @WCHRIUofA: Iron deficiency can have profound effects on pregnancy outcomes. We're supporting Dr. Stephane Bourque to hopefully prevent…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: NEW from my team: Prenatal #antibiotics & childhood #asthma (n=213,661 Manitoba children) w/ @keeloew @BarretMonchka https:…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaCaffeine intake during pregnancy and infant adiposity https://t.co/rHtFLGh3rb7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @AJOG_thegray: Meta-analysis on the effect of #aspirin use for prevention of #preeclampsia on placental abruption and antepartum hemorrh…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaDiabetes in pregnancy - considerations and implications https://t.co/mpljZXlgtx7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @heckmanequation: Investment in early childhood development improves life outcomes for girls and boys. Learn more: https://t.co/OyApUOsh…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @DOHaD_Society: Quality childcare enriches the lives of mothers and the children that they raise https://t.co/SAkgvOv69e7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @CEEHRC: Calling all Canadian #epigenetics researchers! Apply to us by May 31st 2018 to get your samples sequenced for free! Check out o…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MariaBOspina: Maternal binge drinking linked to mood problems and alcohol abuse in offspring: Study shows for first time that binge dri…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @DOHaD_Society: Making impacts at the policy level highlighting the importance of preconception health! @KeithMGodfrey @BarkerSoton http…7 hours ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @nature: Editorial: Prizes will reward outstanding scientific discovery and exceptional efforts to engage girls and young women in scien…6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: Congress takes an important baby step toward supporting #breastfeeding mothers like @SenDuckworth. https://t.co/HAypugrbEh6 days ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @NatalieScime: Meta-analysis indicates that women with chronic medical conditions have significantly higher odds of antenatal & postnata…6 days 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.