Media invitation - 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium - Montreal, May 25 & 26, 2017

MONTREAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In Quebec, almost 200,000 children under the age of 18 live in poverty.1 In Canada, 19% of children – that's 1.34 million! – live in poverty.2 The 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium will bring together over 300 researchers, practitioners, students and professionals in health, social services and law for a collective reflection on "children's vulnerability: understanding and addressing health inequities."

Organized by Fondation du Dr Julien, the goal of this international forum is to mobilize professionals, political decision-makers and researchers around the social inequities affecting the health and development of vulnerable children.

Some 24 speakers from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Australia will be on hand to honour Quebec as the birthplace of community social pediatrics, contribute to the development of professional practices, and share evidence-based findings from scientific research.


You are cordially invited to attend this Symposium:


5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium


Thursday May 25th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday May 26th, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Montreal Science Centre - Perspective Room 

2, rue de la Commune ouest, Montréal, QC H2X 4B2


Please confirm your presence with Elisa Baldet at 514-467-2445 or


Jerry Nussbaum, President of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada, will be presenting the Janusz Korczak Award to Dr. Gilles Julien, Fondation du Dr Julien's founding President and Clinical Director, and Me. Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, its Executive Director and Principal Legal Advisor, in recognition of Caring for Children and of their dedication to the defense of their rights.

For the Symposium's complete program, click on program
To learn more about Fondation du Dr Julien, go to

1 Institut de la statistique du Québec. Portrait social du Québec, 2001
2 Campaign 2000, fall 2015


SOURCE Fondation du Dr Julien

For further information: RSVP and requests for interviews: Elisa Baldet, Media Relations / Fondation du Dr Julien, 514-467-2445,


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