Canadian Premature Babies Foundation
- To prevent preterm birth through education and research.
- To support the best standards of care for premature babies.
- To give premature babies and their families a voice across Canada.
- Leverage awareness across Canada by initiating and coordinating local and national activities such as the World Prematurity Day.
- Raise awareness of the public, the media and government on issues affecting preterm birth
- Reduce the incidence of preterm births by promoting standardized and effective pre- and ante-natal screening programs.
- Provide understandable and readily accessible information for families before, during and after preterm birth.
- Promote the establishment of local and provincial family associations and support such initiatives with information.
- Improve neonatal care through education and research by providing a platform for Canada-wide activities.
- Promote the training and further education of all medical, nursing and allied health professions involved in the care and after-care of premature and sick newborns.
- Establish similar standards of care for sick newborns across Canada.
- Promote the improvement of transitional care of premature children after discharge from hospital and improving community care
- Establish and coordinate a scientific advisory panel for interdisciplinary, experimental and clinical research to improve the care of premature newborns
- Secure long-term public funding for newborn and family issues.
- Establish and coordinate a political advisory panel to secure long-term public funding for newborn and family issues