Errata: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2009

Errata

Please note revisions to report are current as of February 2, 2010

Chapter 2: The Role of Public Health in Influencing the Lifecourse Trajectory

A brief history of Canada’s experience with creating the conditions for a healthy start to life

The 21st century

Page 14, first column, first paragraph – The year of the Early Childhood Development Agreement is incorrect. The text should read as follows: The federal-provincial-territorial Early Childhood Development Agreement (2000) was introduced to promote health, strengthen early childhood development, and support families and communities through employment, training and better access to early childhood care.

Chapter 4: Social and Physical Influences on Health

Home, school and community environments

Early care and development

Page 33, second column, last paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: Barriers also exist for access to culturally and developmentally relevant care.

Page 34, first column, second paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: However, the implication that Canada is behind some other countries in providing key services for positive early childhood development remains.

Chapter 5: Setting Trajectories for a Healthy Life

Socio-economic status and developmental opportunities

Programs for families and children

Page 43, first column, third paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: More recently, the Universal Child Care Benefit ($100 per month for each child under six years of age) was established to assist with child care.

Abuse and neglect

Community and health care services

Page 49, first column, second paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: Improving community capacity and local leadership contributes to the prevention of violence, which can be achieved through initiatives such as child and parent life-skills training, and incentives for high-risk adolescents to complete school.

Mental health and disorders

Page 55, second column, second paragraph – Typographical errors exist. The text should read as follows: The following discussion highlights three key areas that contribute to the promotion of children’s mental health and the prevention of mental illnesses and/or that support families coping with mental disorders or illnesses.

Obesity

Page 59, first column, first paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: The following discussion highlights four key areas of action that could contribute to decreasing the number of overweight and obese children:

Chapter 6: Growing Up Well – Conditions and Priorities for a Healthy Future

Page 69, first column, second paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: In addition, evidence shows that some other countries or jurisdictions are doing better than Canada in terms of reducing or mitigating negative outcomes related to these issues.

Moving forward – Making a difference

Page 74, second column, second paragraph – A typographical error exists. The text should read as follows: There are still worrying trends and Canada is not doing as well as some other countries in some areas, which underlines the need for additional efforts to ensure a better future for all its citizens.

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