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Social Paediatrics

The social paediatrics community within the Canadian Paediatric Society grew out of a common belief that while paediatricians highly value the psychosocial aspects of patient care, there is a need for a distinct focus on social paediatrics.

Social paediatrics has roots internationally, and in Canada has largely blossomed in Quebec under pioneer Dr. Gilles Julien. His philosophy centres on the rights of the child as described in the UN Convention. Dr. Julien’s inter-sectoral, community-based approach shows that we can rally together to battle toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences and mitigate the ill effects of the social determinants of health.

The Social Paediatrics Section will bring together clinicians, researchers, advocates and educators to share, collaborate and learn with and from each other. We also plan to continue along the path carved by the CPS strategic plan, which identifies a strong commitment helping members incorporate an approach to social determinants into daily practice.

Section fee: $25

National Ground Rounds

Recordings of past National Grand Rounds are available for CPS members and searchable by subspecialty/special interest.

Section Executive

President, Matthew Carwana
Vice President, Sara Jassemi
Past President, Shazeen Suleman
Secretary-Treasurer, Meta van den Heuval
Members at Large, Daniel Bierstone, Alyson Holland, Bonnieca Islam and Jennifer Mooney
Resident Liaison, VACANT

Last updated: Jun 17, 2024