Canadian Institute of Child Health Announces Key Changes

November 21, 2003


Ottawa, ON - The Hon. Judith Erola, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH), wishes to announce two key changes as a result of restructuring.


Dr. Miriam Levitt, Interim President and CEO of CICH has accepted the position of Research Facilitator, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. The Board is pleased that Dr. Levitt will maintain an association with CICH as Scientific Advisor.


Pending the appointment of a new President and CEO for the organization, Dr. Robin Moore-Orr, past Chair of the Board of Directors, has agreed to assume the position of President and CEO.


Dr. Moore-Orr has been associated with the Institute for more than a decade. She has served on the Board of the Canadian Institute of Child Health in a variety of positions, most recently as Past-Chair of the Board. Dr. Moore-Orr retired in 1999 from the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland after 25 years in the Division of Community Health. She still holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health.


In addition, as announced on National Child Day, the Canadian Institute of Child Health is very pleased to be the first partner in the new Silken Laumann Foundation aimed at improving the quality of life of our children through increased physical activity and play. 'Together we will work to identify the gaps in existing research on physical activity and provide the best evidence-based research information to form solid public policy and create sustainable programs to improve the health of Canada's children.' Hon. Judith Erola, Chair, CICH.


For more than 25 years, CICH has been a trusted voice promoting the health, well-being and rights of children and youth through monitoring, education and advocacy. CICH is a national charitable organization that works with governments to develop appropriate policies, with healthcare professionals and educators to provide the best evidence-based research information and with corporations to raise the awareness of child and youth issues.


For additional information contact:
Janice Sonnen, Executive Assistant
Canadian Institute of Child Health
Tel. (613) 230-8838 ext. 223




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