The DOHaD Canada Training and Education committee is working to develop a training and education program. We are seeking your input as to what our program might look like so as to best serve our community. Please follow this link here to a short survey that will help us understand the group's training and educational priorities from which we will work to develop a program to support these!

2022 DOHaD World Congress
Vancouver, Canada

DOHaD Integrated Satellite Meeting
October 12-13, 2021

New Study:  Examines stress in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read Dr. Tessa Roseboom, ambassador of Promising Start Program, Netherlands and Prof. of Early Development and Health, University of Amsterdam blog: how the current pandemic affects parents and their children. Not only stress & anxiety are contagious, but so are creativity and solidarity!

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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 research in Canada is highlighted in J-DOHaD: 
Congratulations to Kristin ConnorIan Weaver and Stephane Bourque!

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Strategic Priorities

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

1. 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.

2. 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.