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Our Mission

The Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME) of the CHU Sainte-Justine provides newborns, children and teenagers who have motor or speech disabilities with highly specialized services in the areas of rehabilitation-accommodation, integration and social participation.
The CRME services the areas of Montreal and Laval.

It also services other regions such as Montérégie, Laurentians, Lanaudière, Abitibi, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec as well as other parts of Quebec depending on the need. The CRME works together with the physical rehabilitation centres of these regions.

Services are provided in both official languages, and interpreters are frequently requested for other languages.

A Philosophy Centered on Children and their Families

The CRME rehabilitation team’s approach consists of developing personalized intervention programs, tailored to the needs of each child or teenager, including those of the family. Services are defined according to the child’s or family’s expectations within the scope of the support process for the appropriation of knowledge and self-determination (user decisions).

Intervention programs aim to develop the children’s abilities, to maximize their autonomy, to help acquire skills essential to daily living while enhancing their integration and participation in activities which are suitable for their age group. Improving their quality of life and the lives of their loved-ones are also target objectives.

By subscribing to an ecosystemic approach, interventions take place at the Centre and in the child’s different environments; home, daycare, school recreational centres and in the community.

This approach allows the child to put activities of daily living into practice within the context of the child’s and the family’s everyday life.

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Updated on 11/7/2023
Created on 9/10/2014
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The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s Mélio Fund – formerly the Fondation Mélio – is an essential pillar of support for the centre of excellence in musculoskeletal disorders and in rehabilitation medicine. It is dedicated to providing ongoing and indispensable support for the 5,000 children with locomotor or speech impairments being cared for at the Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME).


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