Obesity is recognized as chronic disease that affects over 10% of youth in Canada.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Child Development Program offers whole patient- and family-centred care within the context of development and behaviour. Child development is a discipline that looks at the emergence of skills and the acquisition of abilities, such as milestones and language and motor development, from the time of infancy into preschool years and beyond.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital established one of the first Child Life Departments in North America in 1936.
Our Child Protection Program works with the hospital’s Department of Social Services and the Division of Adolescent Medicine/Gynecology to provide services to children and adolescents.