Community social pediatrics in pictures

This capsule describes the medical approach developed by pediatrician Gilles Julien. It demonstrates the need to mobilize communities to enable children in vulnerable situations to have access to the care to which they are entitled in order to develop their full potential in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

History of Les Petits Renards


The social pediatrics center in the community of Verdun (CPSC de Verdun), Les Petits Renards, was born from an initiative of Christine Goupil, orthopedagogue at the Lévis-Sauvé school in Verdun. Already a “social” orthopedagogue herself, she contacted the Dr. Julien Foundation team in April 2008, who supported her in her efforts. She was joined in her adventure by Dr. Martine Gobeil, a pediatrician, who will carry with her the social pediatrics project in Verdun. Les Petits Renards will officially open its doors at the end of 2011, supported by the CUISSS Centre Sud de Montréal and the Marguerite Bourgeoys School Board.

The approach of social pediatrics is unique and makes it possible to offer not only specialized and quality medical and psychosocial support, but also a living environment and a supportive community. Integrating the social pediatrics network allows you to benefit from the support and quality standards of the Dr. Julien Foundation, and to evolve towards an organization that is as close as possible to the needs of Verdun’s children and families.

The CPSC of Verdun, Les Petits Renards, is a certified member of the Dr Julien Foundation, since March 2018, confirmed in February 2020.

Today, the  CPSC of Verdun can count on the essential support of involved partners and donors, without whom our actions would not have the same impact.

Les Petits Renards are one of the founding members of the Centre Enfance Famille de Verdun (February 2019), along with JAME, the Table de concertation famille de Verdun, CHAPOP and Pause Parent Enfant.

Community social pediatrics in pictures

Suzanne Pelletier, pediatrician and Martial Mainguy, director general of Les Petits Renards accompanied by Jean-François Parenteau, mayor of Verdun and Dr. Gilles Julien, founder of integrated social pediatrics in Quebec at the inauguration of the Centre Enfance Famille.

Mission and Vision


Partners and Donors


Strategic planning

Annual reports

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