Our Knowledge Transfer Centre:

Knowledge sharing

  • Certification

By focusing on the expertise of our three centres, we support, train and certify community social pediatrics centres (CSPCs) in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada to ensure the continuity of the social pediatrics model.

  • Certified CSPCs

    Twenty centres have been certified by the Fondation. And for the first time this year, three centres have reached the highest level of certification: Québec, Lévis and Gatineau.

  • CSPCs in the certification process

    Seven centres are in the certification process.

  • Planned openings

    Seven centres will open in 2018-2019, while 14 new communities have been mobilized.

  • Training

The Knowledge Transfer team ensures the training of the next generation at all levels, from university to the community, and including ongoing professional training with the participation of social pediatrics clinicians from the Fondation.


people trained

Increase of 95%


job shadowing placements

To prepare the next generation


hours of training developed and delivered

To support the network more effectively

Our trainings are recognized education credits by:

  • Médecins francophones du Canada
  • Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ)

In addition, the Fondation du Dr Julien is now a recognized training provider of the Barreau du Québec.

CLAN community training program

The CLAN (Child Links with Adults and Networks) initiative was launched as a pilot project in early 2018. CLAN is a social development project that focuses on the mobilization and the mutual support of the community.

CLAN strives to empower youth aged 9 to 13 years, by explaining to them their rights and responsibilities, to become the first agents of change in their neighbourhood. The children learn to reflect, express themselves and make themselves heard, to put their knowledge on rights into practice on a daily basis. They are supported by the adults around them in the community, through knowledge on human rights and social action.

  • Research

Recognition in Canada and elsewhere in the world of the quality and relevance of the community social pediatrics model

In May 2017, the Fondation organized the 5th Symposium on Children's Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Health Inequities. Over 350 professionals, scholars and researchers participated.

During this symposium, the report on the identification of the most vulnerable communities on the smallest scale (Toni Esposito, Ph. D. Université de Montréal and Catherine Roy, Ph. D. McGill University, in conjunction with the Government of Québec) was unveiled; an essential study for the implementation of new centres in Quebec.

Moreover, the Fondation is working with the Dr. Julien/Marcelle et Jean Coutu Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics from Université de Montréal, as well as with the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics from McGill University with a view to measure the impact of interventions with children and and to study social return on investment for society.

Finally, the Knowledge Transfer team is continuing its initiatives by sharing its expertise in social pediatrics, especially by participating in international congresses and publishing articles in professional journals.