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October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day

We ask people around the world to come together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and help create a more accessible future for everyone.

As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice heard on October 6.  Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy Day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy,

Because every person living with cerebral palsy is a reason to strive for change.

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The ICF for Parents



Helping Parents and Families Understand Developmental Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) 


Rehabilitation of a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) is challenging, but parents want to do the best for their child. To help parents in their efforts, CanChild has created five videos about using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework for rehabilitation in CP.


The ICF framework was created by the World Health Organisation. It helps in understanding and managing children’s (in fact everyone’s) health effectively.

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Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting one in 400 Canadians. CP Canada Network Partners are working together to influence policy, systems, society and practice across Canada.


Want to get involved? If you would like further information or connection, please email us at:


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Participating in sports and other leisure activities is an important part of childhood development; however, accessing appropriate activities and information is a challenge for children with disabilities. ChildBright investigators Dr Keiko Shikako-Thomas and Dr Annette Majnemer created “Jooay,” a mobile and web-based app, to provide families with information about appropriate leisure activities available in communities across Canada. Jooay optimizes the use of technology, to increase its use for more children and families, and to use it as a tool to inform policy and community changes.

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