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Pet Therapy provides a way to normalize the hospital environment

Pet therapy can make any hospital stay better! Once a week, Manon from Zoothérapie Quebec comes to the Children’s with either Gaïa, a miniature brown poodle or Maya, a bichon-cross. They sometimes visit patients on the units but most of their day is spent meeting children in the hospital’s Teen Lounge. Child Life specialists coordinate visits for families so that their child can have a little “one on one” time with our dedicated canine volunteers.

Patient stories

Listening to her belt out a song, you’d never know 22-year-old Kaila Picard was once more familiar with the halls of The Montreal Children’s Hospital than singing in front of a live audience -- but the young songstress knows what it’s like to be in and out of the hospital as a child.