Kids Aren't Alright

For Bell Let's Talk, KixCare and Parent Tested Parent Approved hosted a candid discussion on raising happy and healthy children featuring Canadian pediatric mental health experts.


In Partnership with

Sick Kids Foundation
Bell Lets Talk

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Meet Our Pediatric Care Experts 

Dr. Katharine Smart, CMA President

Dr. Katharine Smart

CMA President



Dr. Katharine Smart is a pediatrician in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her work is centred on developing collaborative partnerships with community and government services to serve marginalized children using a model of social pediatrics. She works primarily with children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood events, and she witnesses the broad and lasting impact these events have on children and their development daily.

CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Jason Berman

CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute


Dr. Jason Berman is the CEO and Scientific Director of the CHEO Research Institute and the Vice President Research at CHEO. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. .Dr. Berman’s commitment to child health research led to his recent appointment as Chair of the Canadian Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network Board.



Dr. Erin Romanchych, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Sick Kids

Dr. Erin Romanchych

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Sick Kids


Dr. Erin Romanchych works with children and adolescents who experience complex mental health difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and somatic symptom and related disorders. She is also involved in program evaluation research, with an interest in the virtual delivery of evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents.


Harley Eisman, MDCM FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer, KixCare

Dr. Harley Eisman

MDCM FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer, KixCare


Dr. Harley Eisman completed his medical school and General Pediatric training at McGill University. Subsequently, he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he has been on staff since 1997 and he recently completed a 13-year tenure as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at the Montreal Children’s hospital.





Dr. Pamela Mitelman

Clinical Psychologist Kids Sleep Clinic


Dr. Pamela Mitelman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She treats children of all ages with sleep difficulties. Overall family wellness is at the center of her approach. Dr. Mitelman provides counseling and education to parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to treat school-age children and teens.

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Leanne Matlow

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counsellor


Leanne is a cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor and is trained as a teacher and guidance counsellor, with a Masters  from Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, OISE  and certificates in CBT from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.  Discovering the prevalence of anxiety issues in the classroom setting, and their regular misdiagnosis as academic concerns, Leanne has become a mental health advocate who speaks regularly about anxiety in the classroom to parent and teacher groups.  

MD, DVM, FRCPC, Alberta Children's Hospital

Dr. J Edward Les

MD, DVM, FRCPC, Alberta Children's Hospital


Dr. Les graduated from medical school at the University of Calgary in 1998. He subsequently completed a residency in pediatrics jointly in Calgary and Brisbane, Australia, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has been on staff as an emergency physician at Alberta Children’s Hospital since 2004. Prior to pursuing a medical career, he enjoyed a five-year career as a veterinarian.

Our Hosts


KixCare offers free online pediatrician appointments, , 7 days a week, covered by OHIP in Ontario and RAMQ in Quebec.

KixCare provides parents the gift of time and the comfort of knowing that we're here for you and your family. Started by parents and doctors.

No question is too big or too small for the KixCare team. We're not just a virtual after-hours clinic. KixCare families get access to: 

  • Virtual appointments
  • Covered by OHIP / RAMQ
  • 7 days a week
  • Referrals, prescriptions, doctor’s notes and more

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About Daddy Digest

DADDY'S DIGEST® is an online magazine, website, video and audio channel focusing on all things fatherhood and family. We explore pop culture and ask the tough questions around topics that help the modern dad show up for themselves and their families. We mostly feature opinion pieces and editorials written by real dads.  DADDY'S DIGEST also offers a community for dads, called THE DAD CAVE and an online learning platform for dads to level up their parenting and self-care. 
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