7th International conference on the child
Sustainable best practices in children and youth programs

Date: May 27-28, 2009.
Holiday Inn Montreal Airport Hotel, Montreal, QC

Objectives of the conference:

  • Barriers and opportunities for sustainability of best practices in various regions of the world.

 

Invited speakers :

  • Garfield Brown, Principal clinical psychologist and Professor department of clinical and applied psychology, medical university of Limpopo
  • Jerry Miller, director of research, Jim Walter partnership centre school of social work, university of South Florida
  • Peter Allik-Petersenn, Lawyer, family mediator

Directed by Ricaardoe Di Done, Chairperson of the International conference 2009

Co-patron of Honour:
The Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada and Tony Loffreda, C.P.A., Regional vice-president, Commercial Financial Services, Quebec West, RBC Royal Bank

PRESIDENT, OP.C.R., Di Done, Ricaardoe

CO-PRESIDENT, Rowe, William, D.S.W. (Dr.), Director and Professor, School of Social Work, 
University of South Florida, Florida (United States)

CO-PRESIDENT, Mould, John, M.S.W, R.SW., Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, 
Alberta Children Services, Alberta (Canada)

DIRECTOR, Ficca. Angela, B.A., LLL., LLM., Lawyer, O,P.C.R., Montreal (Canada)

Allard, Jules, Judge, Superior Court of Quebec, Quebec (Canada)

Allik-Petersenn, Peter, LLB., Lawyer and Family Mediator (ret.), O.RC.R. Representative
in British Columbia, British Columbia (Canada)

Brown, Garfield A., Ph.D., Principal Clinical Psychologist and Professor, Department of Clinical
and Applied Psychology, Medical University of Limpopo, O.P.C.R. Representative in South Africa, 
Limpopo (South Africa)

D’Abate, Dominic, Ph.D., Accredited Family Mediator and Social Worker, Director, Consensus
Mediation Center, Montreal (Canada)

Mbugua, Charles N., Social Worker, International Federation of Social Workers,
President Africa Region, Kenya (Africa)

Neumann, Arthur, Ph.D., Forensic Neuropsychologist, Edmonton General Hospital,
Director O.P.C.R. Alberta, Alberta (Canada)

Sunusi, Makmur, Ph.D., Director, General for Social Services and Rehabilitation, 
Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Udyavar, Roshni, M.Sc., Director, O.P.C.R. India, Architect, M.s.c. (Geo Informatics) and
Professor Head Rachana Sansad’s Institute of Environmental, Architecture (Academy of
Architecture) Mumbai (India)

Van den Steen, Héléne, Teacher “post-graduate en mediation — Dour, Seraing/Blegny (Belgium)”, 
Mediator, European Centre of Mediation (asbl), O.P.C.R. Representative in Belgium, Belgium (Europe)

CO-PATRON OF HONOUR, Lamer, The Right Honourable Antonio, Former Chief Justice,
Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa (Canada)

CO-PATRON OF HONOUR, Loifreda, Tony, C.RA., Regional Vice-President, 
Commercial Financial Services,Quebec West, RBC Royal Bank, Montreal (Canada)

CO-PATRON OF HONOUR, Sagar, Manishi, President and CEO, The Kinderville Group, 
Candiac (Canada)

CO-PATRON OF HONOUR, McConomy, Richard, Attorney and Mediator, McConomy Narvey Green, 
Montreal (Canada)

Apollos, Francis, Director, Center for Conflict Resolution, Nakuru (Kenya)

Beaudoin, Nicole, O.Q., FCA, MBA, President and General Director, Quebec Business Women’s
Network Inc., Women Entrepreneurial Center of Quebec, Montreal (Canada)

Cherry, James C., FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aeroports de Montréal

Dandavino, André-H., M.D., President, Clinique médicale Iberville, Iberville (Canada)

Discepola, Antonio, Montreal Municipal Court Judge, Montreal (Canada)

Gueye Seck, Nafissatou, President, Association des artisans pour le développement
des relations sénéga lo-canadiennes, Dakar (Senegal)

Kabugi, Dr. Stanley G., SGM, MBCHB, MMED, Director, Kannan Medical Center, Nyahururu (Kenya)

Levesque, Justin, Ph.D., Social Worker, Author, Trainer, Family Mediator, Professor (ret.), School of Social Work, Université de Montréal, Montreal (Canada)

Morrone, Aldo, BA., Family Mediator, Family Mediation Service, Youth Centers of Montreal,
Montreal (Canada)

Mugo, Dr. Michael, MBCHB, M.Sc., Chief Clinical Officer, Health Services Department,
Egerton University, Nyahururu (Kenya)

Rigamonti, Dr. Cristina, Educationalist and Psychologist, Lecco (Italy)

Apollos, Francis, Center for Conflict Resolution, Nairobi (Kenya)

Brown, Garfield A., Principal Clinical Psychologist and Professor, Department of Clinical
and Applied Psychology, Medical University of Limpopo, Limpopo (South Africa)

Dion, Michel, Political Advisor to François Ouimet, Member of the National, Assembly of Quebec, Montreal (Canada)

Doudou, Abdonel, President, Jurimedia, Haiti

Gueye Seck, Nafissatou, President, Association des artisans pour le développement des relations sénégalo-canadiennes, Dakar (Senegal)

Hernandez, José, Executive Director, MOJE, Asociación Movimiento de Jovenes Encuentristas, Ilobasco (El Salvador)

Jain, Bawa, Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders, New York (United States)

Kabugi, Stanley, Director, Kannan Medical Center, Nyahururu (Kenya)

Mbugua, Charles N., President, Africa Region, International Federation of Social Workers,
Nairobi (Kenya)

Mohamed Dahir, lbrahim, Community Concern Project, Nairobi (Kenya)

Mutie, Benjamin, Director of Programmes, Kenya Institute of Social Work, Nairobi (Kenya)

Narayan, Lata, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (India)

Neumann, Arthur, Forensic Neuropsychologist, Edmonton General Hospital, Edmonton,
Alberta (Canada)

Opare Asiedu, Daniel, Assistant Director of Social Welfare in Charge of Justice Administration,
Accra (Ghana)

Perisic, Mima, Specialist — Adolescent Development and Participation, ADAP and UNICEF HO,
New York (United States)

Pollaert, Nadja, Director General, International Bureau for Children’s Rights, Montreal (Canada)

Robertson, Heather Jane, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa (Canada)

Robinson-Lindsey, Anna, Director of Grants and Programs, University Area Community
Development Corporation, Tampa, Florida (United States)

Rodgers, Jay, CEO, Child and Family Services Authority, Winnipeg (Canada)

Rodriguez Sanchez, Yovanni Javier, Alternativas y Oportunidades, Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

Sunusi, Makmur, Director General for Social Services and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Udyavar, Roshni, Architect, M.S.C. and Professor, Head Rachana Sansad’s, Institute of
Environmental Architecture (Academy of Architecture), Mumbai (India)

Adera, Jackton, Chairman, National Association of Social Workers, Nairobi (Kenya)

Ananias. Janet, Social Worker and Lecturer, University of Namibia, Windhoek (Namibia)

Bamford, Anne, Professor, Engine Room, University of the Arts London, Kew, Surrey (England)

Bisaccio, Daniel, Director, HabitatNet, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (United States)

Chablani, Anisha, Deputy Director, Roca Inc., Massachusetts (United States)

Chan, Emily, Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Chitereka, Christopher, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, The National University of Lesotho,
Maseru (Lesotho)

Corbeil, Christian, Operations Manager, Free the Children, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Crosskill, Anna, Program Outreach Coordinator, Free the Children (The Directors of
Change Program), Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

daCosta, Asha, International Programme Manager, Street Kids International, Toronto,
Ontario (Canada)

de León Andrade, Carlos Enrique, Virtual Education Coordinator and Legal Representative,
Grupo Ceiba Association, Guatemala City (Guatemala) Ferdous, Sultana, Program Manager,
Center for Mass Education in Science, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Koller, Silvia Helena, Professor (Psychology) and Social Policy Agent, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre—RS (Brazil)

Mehta, Feruzan, Director of Indian Programming, Seeds of Peace, Mumbai (India)

Miller, Jerry, Director of Research, Jim Walter Partnership Center, School of Social Work,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (United States)

Moncada, Alexandra, Country Manager in Ecuador, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Quito (Ecuador)

Nganga, Samuel Mbugua, Group Leader, Young Carers Program, Nairobi (Kenya)

Ochoa, Enrique, Responsible for International Relationships, CLAYSS (Latin American Center
of Service Learning), Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Oneyka, Obasi, President, Friends of Africa International Inc., New York (United States)

Paredes, Cesar, Head of Program for SOYI Project, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Quito (Ecuador)

Pereira, Silvio Dellepiane, Social Educator, FPAA (Fondo para Ia Acion Ambiental y Ia Ninez),
Bogota, Cundinamarca (Colombia)

Pierreval, Isnel, Program Coordinator, GREDEVE (Groupe d’Entraide pour le Developpement
de l’Enfant), Delmas (Haiti)

Polo, Junior, Program Coordinator, GREDEVE (Groupe d’Entraide pour le Developpement
de l’Enfant), Delmas (Haiti)

Provenzale, Giuseppe, Coordinator, Rete Progetto Pace (Peace Project Network), Treviso (Italy)

Provenzale, Marco, Youth President, Rete Progetto Pace (Peace Project Network) Treviso (Italy)

Rader, Tina, Registered Clinical Social Worker, John Howard Society North Island, Campbell River, British Columbia (Canada)

Roche-Olivar, Robert, Professor (PsD), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra,
Barcelona (Spain)

Rodgers, Jay, CEO, Child and Family Services Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

Rowe, William, Professor and Director, School of Social Work, University of South Florida,
Tampa, Florida (United States)

Sow, Aissa, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Tkachuk, Alla, Mist, Figurative Painter; MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya), London (England)

Twanama, Walter, Program Director; International Youth Foundation, Lima (Peru)