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

Simulations 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                Professional Development Educator

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

  • Johanne Boyer RT
  • Ilana Greenstone MD Emergency
  • Alexandra Hinse PharmD Pharmacy
  • Nadine Korah MD Pediatrics
  • Marisa Leone RT
  • Eduardo Frias Mantilla Resident Pediatrics
  • Ellen Mitchell RN Intensive Care
  • Lily Nguyen MD Otolaryngology
  • Catherine Paquet MD Anesthesia
  • Marie Claude Proulx Neonatology
  • Catherine Rich MD Pediatrics
  • Michelle Ryan MD Neonatology
  • Sarah Shea NM Intensive Care
  • Violaine Vastel RN Emergency
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



To organize a session, simply fill out the Booking Form during our call-out period in September and March

Two months prior to the scheduled date, you will also need to fill out the Request Form to specify your needs.

You will be able to:

  • Meet with the Centre for Pediatric Simulation to address your specific needs
  • Receive direct support during your session
  • Have participants complete a Learner Feedback Survey (designed in collaboration with the Centre for Pediatric Simulation)
  • Get help with data management

If you want to organize a session but missed the call-out period, you will need to fill out the Request Form AND contact us at [email protected]. For any other questions, please contact us by e-mail.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

Montreal Children's Hospital