Pediatric Health Outreach Program (PedHOP)

The Pediatric Health Outreach Program (PedHOP) offers language and cultural supports to newcomer families who need to see a pediatritian.

A group of pediatritians work in partnership with cross cultural health brokers (bilingual, bicultural workers with medical knowledge and experience) who facilitate communication between the patient and pediatrician.

PedHOP is currently staffed with cross cultural health brokers from Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Mexico and Sudan who speak the following languages:

Arabic        Hindi

Dari            Punjabi           

Farsi           Spanish  


For more information, please contact Suzanne Idle at

PedHOP was pilot funded by Vancity and Green Shield Canada.