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OCTOBER 13 - 15, 1999


  • Conference on children and violence: our individual, family and collective responsibilities.

  • Discuss the issue about the plight of children in the age of technological revolution.

  • Issue of children to the forefront of the global agenda. The Montreal Declaration on Children has become the classic document for a plan of action for the future.

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  • JEAN BÉLANGER, Ph.D. and PIERRE H. TREMBLAY, M.D., Pedopsyhiatrist Rivière-des-Prairies hospital, direction of public health of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • AIMÉE LANGLOIS, Professor Department Of Child Development Humboldt State University Arcata, California, U.S.A
  • MARK RAGG, Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University Department Of Social Work Ypsilanti, Mi, U.S.A
  • M. THEISEN, School Of Social Work Des Moines Center, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A
  • LIL TONMYR, MSW, VALÉRIE GASTON, MA, SHARON BARTHOLOMEW, MHSc, GORDON PHANEUF, MSW, Child Maltreatment Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • DANIEL TURCOTTE, Department of social work, University of Laval,
  • GINETTE BEAUDOIN, Cri-Viff, Université Laval
  • ANN PÂQUET-DEEHY, Department of Social work, University of Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • PATRICK AYRE, Department Of Applied Social Studies, Faculty Of Health Care And Social Studies, University Of Luton, Park Square, Luton, UK


  • EUGENIA REPETUR-MORENO, President of the Committee, SW, MSW (Equiv,), Executive Director, Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • FRANK CARBONE, President, Rosmar Litho Inc.
  • JUDGE OSCAR D'AMOURS, Coordinator, Court of Quebec, Court House of Montreal
  • ANDRÉ-H. DANDAVINO, M.D., President, Association des médecins de langue française du Canada
  • ANDRÉE GENDRON, Executive Director, Association des CLSC et des CHSLD du Québec
  • Honorable ALAN B. GOLD, OQ, QC, Senior Counsel, Goodman Phillips & Vineberg, Former Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec
  • CLAIRE LÉGER, Vice President of the Board, Les Rotisseries St-Hubert Ltée
  • ANDRÉ LESAGE, F,C.A., President, Samson, Belair/Deloitte & Touche
  • HERBERT MARX, Justice, Superior Court of Quebec, Former Minister of Justice of Quebec
  • GERALD A. PONTON, President, Alliance of Manufacturers and Exporters of Quebec
  • E. ANDRÉ ROUSSY, Vice-President, Scotia Bank
  • Father JOE SULLIVAN, Chaplain


  • WILLIAM ROWE, President of the Committee, D.S.W., Director, School of Social Work, McGill University
  • PETER ALIIK-PETERSENN, BA., LL.B., Attorney and Family Mediator, Director, O.P.C.R. British Columbia
  • WILLY APOLLON, Ph.D., Director of Research, Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d’Interventions Cliniques (GIFRIC)
  • PIERRE BRIEN, B,Sc., Chief Inspector, Office of the Director, Laval Police
  • DOMINIC D'ABATE, Ph.D., Accredited Family Mediator, Centre de la mediation et consultation familial
  • RICAARDOE DI DONE, Founding President, O.P.C.R.
  • ANGELA FICCA, LL.M., Attorney, Director of Scientific Committee, O.P.C.R.
  • RENÉ HÉBERT, M.A., D.E.S., Sociology Department, University du Québec a Montréal
  • GLORIA JELIU, M.D,, F.R.C.P. (c), Centre of Development, Ste-Justine Hospital, prof emeritus, Pediatrics, University of Montreal
  • LUCIE LAVOLE, B.A., LL.L., Ombudsman, Laval University
  • HUGUES LÉTOURNEAU, LL.M., Cousineau, Primeau & Associes, Legal Department of the Youth Centers of Montreal
  • JUSTIN LÉVESQUE, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, University of Montreal
  • ALDO MORRONE, B.A., Family Mediator, Family Mediation Service of Youth Centres of Montreal
  • ARTHUR NEUMANN, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director, O.P.C.R. Alberta
  • PIERRE POUPART, M.Ps., Coordinator - University Institute, Director of Research and Development, Youth Centres of Montreal
  • EUGENIA REPETUR-MORENO, SW, MSW (Equiv.), Executive Director, Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • MAUREEN RODRIGUES, B.F.A., Assistant Coordinator Outreach, Leave Out Violence
  • CÉCILE ROUSSEAU, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • TWINKLE RUDBERG, B.A., President, Leave Out Violence
  • PHILIP SHAPOSNICK, B.A., B.C.L, Attorney and Family Mediator, Interlex Group of Canada
  • MARCEL TREMBLAY, LL.L., Attorney and Family Mediator, Court of Quebec (Youth Division)


  • RICAARDOE DI DONE, Organizing President, Founding President, O.P.C.R.
  • Dr RASHMI MAYUR, Co-President of the Organizing Committee and United Nations Advisor
  • Dr WILLIAM ROWE, President of the Scientific Committee
  • ANGELA FICCA, LL.M., Attorney, O.P.C.R, Director of the Scientific Committee


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