In celebration of 80 years of community service and on the occasion of a visit to Ottawa by Walter Sellers, President of Kiwanis International, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will announce a new Kiwanis-sponsored project at a press conference December 12, 1997 at 10:30 AM in the Laurier Room, Chateau Laurier Hotel.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Video Project
The Parents Channel will produce an educational video on Shaken Baby Syndrome to be used by health care and social services professionals in established prevention networks operating in the Ottawa-Carleton and Outaouais regions and in communities across Canada. The project is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, the Kiwanis International Foundation, CHEO Foundation, and the Champions for Children Foundation.
Mr. Sellers will comment on the $10,000 contribution by the Kiwanis International Foundation to the project. Although not yet well understood by the general public, Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious and growing social problem. Education will promote a more knowledgeable handling of infants.
Mr. Fred Bartlett, President of the CHEO Foundation, will outline the perspective of the medical community on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Information: Shaken Baby Syndrome Video Project - Keith McGruer, tel: 230-2100