Canada

Vancouver, BC
Halifax, NS
Hamilton, ON
Ottawa, ON
Sarnia, ON
Toronto, ON
Quebec, QC

 

Child Protection Service Unit
BC Children's Hospital
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H3V4
CANADA
(604) 875-2345
Director: Lois J. Hlady, MD, FAAP
(604) 875-2130

Provides medical and social diagnosis and assessment to professionals in cases of alleged child abuse and neglect. Hospital inpatient and outpatient referrals accepted. Educational role for physicians, other staff and residents.

 

Child Protection Team
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS  B3K 6R8
CANADA
Medical Director: Dr Amy Ornstein, MD, FRCP(C)
Tel: 902-470-8222
Fax: 902-470-7761

The IWK Child Protection Team (CPT) is a hospital-based, child-focused team. The CPT works closely with, but is separate from, community child welfare agencies such as the Department of Community Services (DCS) and the Children's Aid Society (CAS). It is the team's role to provide comprehensive care for suspected and confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect, and to their families, through direct service, consultation, advocacy, education, collaboration and research.

 

Child Advocacy and Assessment Program
McMaster Children's Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5
CANADA
Director: Anne Niec, MD, FAAP
(905) 521-2100, x73268

The program provides assessment, diagnosis and management to children and families where any aspect of child maltreatment is an issue. Inpatient and outpatient referrals are accepted. The overall aim of the program is to reduce the burden of suffering associated with child maltreatment through clinical, educational and research activities. The program is affiliated with the Offord Centre for Child Studies.

 

Child & Youth Protection Program
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
CANADA
Tel: 613-737-7600 ext 2677
Fax: 613-738-4834
Director: Sue Bennett MB ChB, FRCPC
Tel: 613-738-3626
bennett@cheo.on.ca

The Child & Youth Protection Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is affiliated with the University of Ottawa. It is a multidisciplinary team whose members include pediatricians, a social worker and administrative assistant. The program has multiple components:  

 

    • consultation and co-ordination for hospital cases of suspected child abuse and neglect;
    • case consultation to community professionals: CHEO’s jurisdiction includes eastern Ontario, western Quebec and Baffin Island (Kikkitani);
    • consultation to parents and other caregivers;
    • medical assessment and follow-up in a specialized outpatient clinic for children who have been sexually abused; and
    • weekly case review by the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Child and Youth Protection Team. The team reviews all cases of suspected child abuse and neglect assessed at CHEO.
    • research and publications related to child abuse and neglect;
    • Local, national and international leadership and advocacy in development of services, policy and prevention programs;
    • provision of expert medical- legal opinion - written documentation or court testimony); and
    • supervision of all clinical trainees

     

    Hospital Child Abuse Committee
    Sarnia General Hospital
    220 Mitton Street North
    Sarnia, Ontario
    CANADA
    (519) 383-8180
    Director: Kunwar R. Singh, MD, FRCP, FAAP
    (519) 336-6311

     

    Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program
    Hospital for Sick Children
    555 University Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
    CANADA
    (416) 813-6275
    (416) 813-5846 (Fax)
    Web Page: http://www.sickkids.on.ca/scan/
    Medical Director: Michelle Shouldice, MD, FRCPC
    (416) 813-5794
    E-mail: michelle.shouldice@sickkids.ca

    The Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program at the Hospital for Sick Children, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of the largest hospital-based child maltreatment programs in Canada. It is a multidisciplinary team whose members include pediatricians, social workers, and a psychologist. Team members provide care for children, from birth to 18 years of age, and their families where any form of child abuse or neglect is suspected or confirmed. Services include, medical and psychosocial assessment. Program members provide consultation to its hospital staff, community health professionals, child protection agencies, law enforcement, legal personnel and other community agencies. The Program is also active in educational and policy development endeavors at the local, national and international level. Scan Program members are involved in some research activity on child maltreatment.

     

    Clinique de protection de l'enfance
    Centre mere-enfant
    Centre hospitalier de l'universite Laval
    2705 boul Laurier
    Quebec, Quebec
    G1V 4G2
    CANADA
    (418) 654-2282
    Director: Jean Labbe, MD, FRCPC
    (418) 656-4141 # 47524

    Provides medical diagnosis and assessment to physicians, child protection agencies, law enforcement, legal personnel, in cases of alleged child abuse and neglect. Hospital inpatients and outpatients referral accepted. Educational role for physicians, other staff and residents.