- To learn more, visit the Fondation’s knowledge transfer portal: http://pediatriesociale.fondationdrjulien.org/?lang=en
- You can also consult Fondation du Dr Julien’s 2014 annual report: http://www.fondationdrjulien.org/media/96732/fdj_ra_2014_vf_en_corr2_lr.pdf
Armed with nothing more than a stethoscope, otoscope and measuring tape, Dr Gilles Julien once spent day after day on his bicycle, riding around one of Montreal's poorest and most densely populated neighbourhoods. There, in Hochelaga's streets, residents would call out to the officeless pediatrician, needing his help. More than a decade later, his dream of a holistic, alternative approach to child health realized, the man called Canada's father of social pediatrics is the director of two social pediatrics centres, one in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and one in Côte-des-Neiges. With the Fondation du Dr Julien, he supports the development of community social pediatrics centres all over the province of Quebec, of which there are now 17. In 2015, he also collaborated with Université de Montréal and McGill University for the creation of two research chairs in community social pediatrics.