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: Check out the May 30th edition of @CIHR_IRSC #IHDCYH #ebulletin for pre-announcements, funding opportunities, featured researc…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @RobsInstitute: You can now watch Prof Randy Jirtle's seminar on epigenetics. Follow the link below to hear from this inspirational res…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @NCCAH_CCNSA: New think tank will promote Indigenous voices on policy and governance - https://t.co/fqQAc5H03g2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @DREAM_trainees: Congratulations science grads! Lots of great research going on @CHRIManitoba in the @DREAM_diabetes research group if y…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @1000Days: Join 1,000 Days and Upswell experts for the Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series, as they offer free training to breastfeeding…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @siobhan_kc: Happy 109th birthday to Virginia Apgar! A pioneering woman whose work and research has saved millions of lives and forever…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @AndreaLHorn: Separating babies from their families is a trauma with devastating and lifelong impacts on a young child’s well-being. @Se2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MariaBOspina: Maternal depressive emotion associated with children's sleep problems: Study finds increased happiness during pregnancy d…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @LENScience: @SkiltonMike Hope you can join the conversation on public and professional awareness of DOHaD @ANZDOHaD pre-conference work…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @M2BStudy: Hey #hamilton ! If you're pregnant & living in this city, consider supporting local research about #pregnancy health & nutrit…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @Alliance_HD: Exposure to Smoking Before and After Birth Linked to Hearing Impairment in Toddlers https://t.co/iU8PcddxJq https://t.co/…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Our latest research reported by @ABC News: Infant formula could change gut bacteria, contribute to childhood #obesity https…2 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @TheObGProject: ICYMI: It's all about the #fourthtrimester: ACOG recommends major change in #postpartum guidelines. Our summary of the t…3 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @MeghanAzad: Wow! Ocean microbes escape into the air and affect weather patterns & human health. Incredible! - Kim Prather presenting at…3 months ago
DOHAD CANADA @DohadcanadaRT @JJTremblay: Michael Golding from Texas A&M on alcohol-induced epigenetic changes in offsprings at CRDSI research day https://t.co/eNyoM…3 months 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.