A guide for health professionals working with
immigrant and refugee children and youth

Editors and Contributors

Caring for Kids New to Canada is a collaborative project involving many people and organizations concerned with the health of immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. The Canadian Paediatric Society is grateful to everyone for their contributions to this website.

Editorial Board


Tony Barozzino, MD, FRCPC

Staff Pediatrician
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Director of Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services
Department of Pediatrics, St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ont.

Chuck Hui, MD, FRCPC

Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ont.


Julie Baïlon-Poujol, MD, FRCPC

Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé
Laval, Que.

Anna Banerji, O.Ont, MD, MPH, FRCPC, DTM&H 

Pediatric Infectious Disease
Director, Global and Indigenous Health, Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Toronto, Ont.

Cecilia Baxter, MD, FRCPC

Professor Emeritus
Child Health Ambulatory Clinic, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alta.

Morton Beiser, CM, MD, FRCP

Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
Founding Director and Senior Scientist, Ontario Metropolis Centre of Excellence to Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS)
Crombie Professor Emeritus of Cultural Pluralism and Health, University of Toronto
Professor of Distinction, Dept of Psychology, Ryerson University
Toronto, Ont.

Alice M. Chan-Yip, C.M., MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP

Associate Professor (retired), Department of Paediatrics
Montreal Children's Hospital
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Que.

Cristina Costantini Allguren, RN, BScN

Ottawa Public Health Department
Growing Healthy Team
Ottawa, Ont.

Danielle Grenier, MD, FRCPC

Former Medical Affairs Director, Canadian Paediatric Society
Ottawa, Ont.

Danielle Grondin, MD, FRCPC

Director General (retired Oct 2015), Migration Health Branch,  Citizenship and Immigration Canada 
Ottawa, Ont. 

Robert Hilliard, MD, EdD, FRCPC

Professor of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Pediatrician, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Toronto, Ont.

Andrea J. Hunter, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H

Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University
Division of General Pediatrics, McMaster Children's Hospital
Hamilton, Ont.

Daphne Korczak MD, MSc, FRCPC (pediatrics), FRCPC (psychiatry)

Head, Inpatient and Day Treatment Programs
Psychiatrist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Project Investigator, Research Institute
Assistant Professor, The University of Toronto
Toronto, Ont.

Susan M. Kuhn, MD, MSc, DTMH, FRCPC

Member, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alta.

Noni E. MacDonald, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS

Professor of Pediatrics 
Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, N.S.

William Mahoney, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Developmental Pediatrician, Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ont.

Maureen Mayhew, MD, MPH, CCFP

Clinical Associate Professor
University of British Columbia
Physician in Public Health & Clinical Care
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Vancouver, B.C.

Heather Onyett, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MPH, DTM&H

Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Community Health and Epidemiology
Rehabilitation Therapy
Queen's University
Kingston, Ont.

Kevin Pottie, MD, MClSc, CCFP, FCFP

Chair, Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine
Principal Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ont.

Élisabeth Rousseau Harsany, MD, FCRPC

Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics
Nutrition Clinics, Department of Pediatrics, CHU Ste-Justine
Université de Montréal
Montreal, Que.

Ben J.K. Tan, MD, FRCPC

Head, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
University of Saskatchewan
Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, Sask.

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
British Columbia Children's Hospital
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.

Project staff

Elizabeth Moreau, MMgt

Director, Communications & Knowledge Translation
Canadian Paediatric Society
Ottawa, Ont.

Barbara Szijarto

Project Consultant

Methods Subcommittee

Tony Barozzino, MD, FRCPC

Staff Pediatrician
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Director of Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services
Department of Pediatrics, St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ont.

Chuck Hui, MD, FRCPC

Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Ottawa, Ont.

Monika Kastner, PhD

Research Chair in Knowledge Translation and Implementation, Office of Research & Innovation, North York General Hospital
Affiliate Scientist, Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ont.

Kevin Pottie, MD, MClSc, CCFP, FCFP

Principal Scientist, Institute of Population Health
Bruyère Research Institute
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ont.

Gita Wahi, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
Pediatrician, McMaster Children’s Hospital
Hamilton, Ont.


Roxane Bélanger, M.Sc.SLP, reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist, 
Health Promotion and Outreach
First Words Speech and Language Program of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ont.

Amanda Blazevic, BScPharm

NICU Critical Care Pharmacist
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa, Ont.

Paul Caulford, MSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Primary Care Lead Physician, The Central East LHIN
Medical Director, Co-founder, The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Family Physician, The Scarborough Academic Family Health Centre and Family Health Team 
Toronto, Ont.

Michael Clark, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Assistant Professor
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Sudbury, Ont.

Devika Dixit, MSc, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H(Gorgas), CTropMed(R)

Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Div. Infectious Diseases, University of Saskatchewan
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alta.

Nipunie Rajapakse, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist
MPH Candidate (2016), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA

Katie Stadelman BSc, MSW, RSW

The Hospital For Sick Children
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Toronto, Ont.




Lead organization

Canadian Paediatric Society

Partner organizations


Production:  Lindsay Conboy, Project Assistant; Jennie Strickland, Copy Editor

Writing:  Joanne Auchinachie, Janice Dyer, Ann Firth

Translation and Review:  Traduction Le bout de la langue, inc. Louise Painchaud, Edgar (translation services)

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Last updated: April, 2016

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