The Community Social Pediatrics Institute

The Community Social Pediatrics Institute

The CSP approach was developed in the 1990s, by Dr. Gilles Julien, a pediatrician, with the collaboration of numerous partners in health and social services, schools and communities. In the 2000s, Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, lawyer and mediator, enriched the CSP model by developing tools to promote access to justice and ensure the respect of all rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To achieve this, the model relies on the active participation of the child and their family, and an approach based on prevention and conflict resolution. Since then, this model of integrated social medicine has attracted attention from more and more communities and professionals working with children in difficulty. In order to disseminate the knowledge it has acquired through shared experience and social innovation, Fondation Dr Julien created the Community Social Pediatrics Institute.

Our mission

The Community Social Pediatrics Institute contributes to building a community of practice anchored in respecting all of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It provides the necessary tools by offering training for anyone interested in integrating the philosophy and knowledge of CSP in their professional or personal life, either in Quebec or elsewhere in the world. This model of integrated social medicine uses a collaborative and engaged approach to care for, support and provide tools to vulnerable children in order to prevent and counter the impact of toxic stress on their health and development.

Our team


Myriam Hivon

Director, Community Social Pediatrics Institute

Design, coordination and research teams

Anthony Bergeron

Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer, Continuing Professional Education

Caroline Chaumont


Coordinator, Community training

Céline Desjardins

Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer, University Certificate

David Guillemette

Instructional Technology Specialist

Instructional Technology Specialist and responsible for the Training Portal

Ketty Marradi


Training Coordinator and responsible for internships

Marie-Ève Turcotte


Advisor, Scientific Support for Practice Improvement

Marylène Leduc


Coordinator, Community training

Content experts

Dr. Gilles Julien

Pediatrician, Clinical Director and founder of CSP

Dre Gaëlle Vekemans

Pediatrician, Assistant Clinical Director

Hélène (Sioui) Trudel

Lawyer, mediator, Director of Integrated Law and Social Innovation, and co-founder of Fondation Dr Julien

The teams of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Côte-des-Neiges community social pediatrics centres

The team at Garage à musique, first specialized community social pediatrics centre

The teams of designated community social pediatrics centres

Contact us

Community Social Pediatrics Institute
4765 Rue Sainte-Catherine E,
Montréal, QC H1V 1Z5

(514) 527-3777

Ready to go?