Sue Bennett MB, ChB, FRCP, DTM&H, DRCOG, DCH, Dip Psych.


Sue Bennett MB, ChB, FRCP, DTM&H, DRCOG, DCH, Dip Psych.
Full Professor and Director, Social Pediatrics

Office Phone:: 613-738-3626

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Dr Sue Bennett is a Full professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. She is a pediatrician and mental health professional by training and is the Director of Social Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) after more than 2 decades as Director of the Child & Youth Protection Program at CHEO, working clinically with maltreated children, youth and their families.

She was a founding member and first president of the Child & Youth Maltreatment Section and a founding member of the Social Pediatrics Section at the Canadian Paediatric Society.

She is a prominent advocate for the rights of children, youth & their families and conducts research and education in social pediatrics and global & child health for multidisciplinary professionals at the local, national and international level.

She was the co-chair of the international working group to develop the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) General Comment 13 (The Right of the Child to Freedom From All Forms of Violence) with the UN CRC Committee (2011).

Dr Bennett is working towards translating the principles of the CRC into practice at the community and city level with community and academic partners to develop Ottawa as a Child Friendly City and as the co-medical director of the Vanier- Ottawa Social Pediatric Hub (2017) to provide holistic, comprehensive & integrated health and social care to children, youth and their families living in an underserved and diverse neighborhood in order for them to reach their fullest potential.

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