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New Brunswick Social Pediatrics (NBSP) was first created in late 2017 with a single
employee, and a small group of pediatricians who knew that the current medical system
was allowing the most vulnerable children to slip through the cracks. After ten years of
practicing medicine, Dr. Gander was seeing her former teen-aged patients with
histories of trauma and substance-use showing up in her office with children of their
own. It was clear that, if changes were not made, she could be treating the grandchildren
before she retired.

In response to these trends, NBSP has developed a system of radical, compassionate support with two main programs: Community Social Pediatrics (CSP) Clinic and The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP).


  • NB Social Pediatrics Launched


  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Clinical Scholarship Awarded to Dr. Gander​

  • Received SOAR Grant to grow the Research Team​

  • Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) Launched


  • Move to Social Enterprise HUB

  • Community's Acting on Research Evidence (CARE) Database collaboration begins with the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data, and Training

  • Strengthening Families Program delivered to 8 families

  • First Community Social Pediatrics Clinic opens at St. John the Baptist/King Edward School School

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