Interactive Web TV for Parents
Offers One-stop Destination for
Child Health Information


Canadian Institute of Child Health
launches e-Parenting Network

May 30, 2002


OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Institute of Child Health today unveiled
e-Parenting Network, an interactive web TV parenting series accessed through the Internet, at, for Canadian families. e-Parenting Network was developed to provide a credible, timely, one-stop child health resource for parents, guardians, grandparents and caregivers. The first live session, Climate Change, will air in June.


"Many parents are constantly juggling work and caring for their families so they need 24-hour, seven days a week access to parenting information that is reliable and credible," says Dawn Walker, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Child Health. "e-Parenting Network will provide parents with the information they need, when they need it. In addition, each module is presented by child health experts and is supported by research so they know it is from a trusted source."


One-stop resource for all your child health concerns

e-Parenting Network, hosted by Jayne Glenn, a New Brunswick mother of two and host of "Put A Lid On It" on the LIFE Network, is a series of eight online interactive webcasts presented by child health specialists in the areas of Nutrition, Safety and Injury Prevention, Climate Change, and Family Relationships/Positive Parenting. The content of each module is developed by a Project Advisory Committee that monitors the direction of the project; a Project Education Specialist, who compiles and analyses current data and produces a research paper on the specific topic; and finally a Sub-Advisory Committee, consisting of child health professionals, to review the content for accuracy.


Reliable information at your fingertips

To view a webcast, parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers should go to and click on the topic of interest. Each topic on parenting issues features web pages, which include a viewable video, downloadable and printable documents, and research material, as well as links to other child health resources. The content and question and answer component of each module is delivered by an expert in the specific field and runs for approximately 40 minutes. To ask the expert presenter a question, viewers simply click on the icon and send an e-mail before or during the webcast. Videos will also be archived so visitors to the site can view a previously aired session. The e-Parenting Network website will also be continuously updated with the latest research and information on child health issues. e-Parenting Network sessions can be viewed on any computer with Microsoft's Media Player.


e-Parenting Network has been made possible by the support of project partners, which include Canadian Library Association, Canadian Public Health Association and Industry Canada's Community Access Program. Various Canadian corporations dedicated to supporting child health initiatives sponsor each module, including Cheerios® and AOL Canada. Government funding is provided by the Government of Canada Climate Change Action Fund and Human Resources Development Canada - Office of Learning Technologies.


"For decades Cheerios has been a trusted partner in contributing to the
growth and development of children in Canada," said Christi Strauss,
President, General Mills Canada Co. "We are proud to be one of the first
corporate partners to support this new parenting resource. Family nutrition
is an area of focus for Cheerios and we're delighted to help make this
information available to parents online."



About the Canadian Institute of Child Health
The Canadian Institute of Child Health has been making major differences in the life of every child since 1977. It is the only national organization that maintains a comprehensive statistical profile on children's health and the only non-profit, charitable organization committed solely to improving the health of our children. Its goal is to provide all Canadian children with the best possible future.



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