As part of their training at the Collège d’études ostéopathiques de Montréal, de Québec and at the CCO in Toronto, each osteopathic student has the opportunity to see pediatric patients at the Journées de l’Enfant or Children’s Days. During these days, children between the ages of 0 and 10 are seen in consultation by a graduating osteopathic student, accompanied by a clinical supervisor who is also a teacher at the College, experienced with pediatric patients.
The Journées de l’Enfant in Montréal are held under the direction of Ms. Denyse Dufresne, osteopath and president of the Foundation.
“Children’s Days” were inaugurated in Toronto in 2003 under the responsibility of another osteopath, Ms. Tema Stein. They continue to offer quality osteopathic care to young children.
At the same time, under the responsibility of Ms. Tema Stein, the « Childrens Days » was inaugurated in Toronto. Since 2003, these days offer quality osteopathic care to young children. Since September 2021, Samara Stein has assumed the role of director for the Toronto Children’s Days.
In Quebec City, les Journées de l’Enfant are organized every year under the responsibility of osteopath, Ms. Rachelle Audet, to allow students to acquire initial clinical experience in pediatrics, and this since 2001.