Centre for Pediatric Simulation

Where practice makes perfect


About us


Improving pediatric care one simulation at a time.


Provide interprofessional & interdisciplinary simulation activities to clinical & non-clinical MCH teams to innovate, disseminate knowledge, promote child, family, & staff safety, & strengthen our culture of simulation​.


Humility – Commitment – Reflection – Integrity – Growth

Simluations are particularly important for the continuing education of staff. They foster the development of new skills, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, and child-and family-centered care, while improving clinical outcomes.

Specific expertise  

The Centre of Pediatric Simulation will focus on the care of children and their families. Our unique in situ approach allows participants to problem solve within their own dynamic settings and supports the implementation of learning into practice. It also positions simulation as a rallying point for quality and safety by allowing participants to experiment and see what occurs within their unique contexts while embracing inherent variations, disruptions, and unexpected events. It will be available to all MCH staff.

Sincere thanks to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and its donors, including the Thistledown Foundation, the Lassner family, and CAE, who made all of this possible. 

Our team

Ilana Bank                            Medical Director   

Kelly Cummins                     Nurse Manager

Maia Siedlikowski                Nurse Educator

The Centre for Pediatric Simulation’s interdisciplinary and interprofessional committee:

  • Johanne Boyer, RT
  • Sharon Delisle
  • Nadine Korah, MD
  • Marisa Leone, RT
  • Lily Nguyen, MD
  • Catherine Paquet, MD
  • Catherine Rich, MD
  • Michelle Ryan, MD
  • Ilana Greenstone, MD
  • Violaine Vastel, RN
Our services

Learning vital skills for when it matters most

Many events can be simulated, including but not limited to trauma, surgical care, medical care, resuscitation drills, various codes, difficult conversations, as well as disaster preparedness.

If you can think of it, we can make it happen!

The sessions can be filmed or live-streamed so that they can be viewed remotely in real time as well as afterwards. Following each simulation a debrief is organized to help identify challenges and opportunities for improvement. These activities will allow us to improve child, family, and staff safety, as well as provide ideas for research. 

The services offered include:

  • a mobile unit to facilitate educational sessions throughout the entire hospital in real care envrionments, including the emergency department, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and other types of clinical spaces;

  • mannequins of varying sizes and ages to reflect the pediatric population;  
  • a dedicated team committed to designing and facilitating educational sessions


  • Respond to our March and September call HERE

If you miss our calls please contact us at the following e-mail address [email protected] 

  • Complete our request form HERE 
  • +/- Meet with the Centre for Pediatric Simulation to meet your specific needs
  • +/- Direct support during your simulation session
  • Participants complete your satisfaction survey (designed in collaboration with the Centre for pediatric simulation)
  • Evaluate our services HERE
  • +/- Data management
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