This day is addressed to parents of children living with cerebral palsy. Also welcome are caregivers working with young people and their families.  The day has been jointly organized by four major Montreal pediatric institutions: CHU Sainte-Justine (host of the event), its Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. Collectively, these institutions are aiming to shed more light on this little-discussed topic by inviting several community partners to join in the discussion.


Program for the day



Preventive interventions and surgical approaches to the following deformities: upper limbs, lower limbs, spine, hip, spasticity.


Family forum

  • Creating favourable conditions for transition to an active life;
  • Reconciling the impacts of motor impairment with family life;
  • Getting involved in improvement projects.



Community organizations and community stakeholders.


►►► Click here to download the full PROGRAM for the day


This first event is part of a broader global initiative called MUSCO. The four Montreal institutions have taken a cooperative approach to improve the living conditions of children with musculoskeletal disorders requiring complex care by developing various projects such as this family-oriented event. For more details on the MUSCO Initiative, see the MUSCO Initiative tab.


Registration>>> Click here to register


 Registration is free but compulsory.


   A daycare service for young patients and their siblings will be offered by the Centre Philou organization and the CHU Sainte-Justine volunteer service during the day. ATTENTION: registration for the daycare service must be done before November 22, 2019.


 Possibility of registering for the full day or for the half-day.


 The talks will be presented sometimes in French, sometimes in English. A simultaneous translation system will be available on site.


 Possibility of registering for the webcast. Participation in the webcast is reserved for people at remote locations or who are unable to travel. Attention: the webcast does not offer simultaneous translation service. You will have to listen to the talks in the presenter's language (sometimes French, sometimes English).


 To view the list of organizations presented with a booth for this day, go to the Exhibition Hall tab.



The best option to get to CHU Sainte-Justine is public transit (the hospital is accessible via the STM 129 bus or a 5-minute walk from the Université de Montréal métro station). Paid parking is also accessible via Chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine.


Thank you to our partners


December 7 2019

CHU Sainte-Justine (Amphithéâtre 250, bloc 11)
3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3T 1C5

October 11, 2019 08:00 EDT to December 5, 2019 11:45 EST
Contact organizers