MAY 27 - 28, 2009

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

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

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CONFÉRENCIERS INVITÉS


  • GARFIELD BROWN, Psychologue clinique principal et professeur du département de psychologie Clinique de l’université de Limpopo
  • JERRY MILLER, Directeur de recherche Jim Walter, Centre du travail social, Université de Floride
  • PETER ALIIK-PETERSENN, Avocat et médiateur familial
  • JACKTON ADERA, Chairman, National Association of Social Workers, Nairobi, Kenya
  • JANET ANANIAS, Social Worker and Lecturer, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
  • ANNE BAMFORD, Professor, Engine Room, University of the Arts London, Kew, Surrey, England
  • DANIEL BISACCIO, Director, HabitatNet, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • ANISHA CHABLANI, Deputy Director, Roca Inc., Massachusetts, United States
  • EMILY CHAN, Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • CHRISTOPHER CHITEREKA, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, The National University of Lesotho, Maseru
  • CHRISTIAN CORBEIL, Operations Manager, Free the Children, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • ANNA CROSSKILL, Program Outreach Coordinator, Free the Children (The Directors of Change Program), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • ASHA DACOSTA, International Programme Manager, Street Kids International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • CARLOS ENRIQUE DE LEÓN ANDRADE, Virtual Education Coordinator and Legal Representative, Grupo Ceiba Association, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Ferdous, Sultana, Program Manager, Center for Mass Education in Science, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SILVIA HELENA KOLLER, Professor, Psychology and Social Policy Agent, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre—RS, Brazil
  • FERUZAN MEHTA, Director of Indian Programming, Seeds of Peace, Mumbai, India
  • JERRY MILLER, Director of Research, Jim Walter Partnership Center, School of Social Work, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States
  • ALEXANDRA MONCADA, Country Manager in Ecuador, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Quito, Ecuador
  • SAMUEL MBUGUA NGANGA, Group Leader, Young Carers Program, Nairobi, Kenya
  • ENRIQUE OCHOA, Responsible for International Relationships, CLAYSS, Latin American Center of Service Learning, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • OBASI ONEYKA, President, Friends of Africa International Inc., New York, United States Cesar Paredes, Head of Program for SOYI Project, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Quito, Ecuador
  • SILVIO DELLEPIANE PEREIRA, Social Educator, FPAA (Fondo para Ia Acion Ambiental y Ia Ninez), Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • ISNEL PIERREVAL, Program Coordinator, GREDEVE (Groupe d’Entraide pour le Developpement de l’Enfant), Delmas, Haiti
  • JUNIOR POLO, Program Coordinator, GREDEVE (Groupe d’Entraide pour le Developpement de l’Enfant), Delmas, Haiti
  • GIUSEPPE PROVENZALE, Coordinator, Rete Progetto Pace (Peace Project Network), Treviso, Italy
  • MARCO PROVENZALE, Youth President, Rete Progetto Pace (Peace Project Network) Treviso, Italy
  • TINA RADER, Registered Clinical Social Worker, John Howard Society North Island, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • ROBERT ROCHE-OLIVAR, Professor (PsD), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
  • JAY RODGERS, CEO, Child and Family Services Authority, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • WILLIAM ROWE, Professor and Director, School of Social Work, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States
  • AISSA SOW, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • ALLA TKACHUK, Mist, Figurative Painter; MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya), London, England
  • WALTER TWANAMA, Program Director; International Youth Foundation, Lima, Peru




COMITÉ D'HONNEUR


  • The Right Honourable ANTONIO LAMER, Co-Patron of Honour, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • TONY LOIFREDA, Co-Patron of Honour, C.RA., Regional Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services,Quebec West, RBC Royal Bank, Montreal, Canada
  • MANISHI SAGAR, Co-Patron of Honour, President and CEO, The Kinderville Group, Candiac, Canada
  • RICHARD MCCONOMY, Co-Patron of Honour, Attorney and Mediator, McConomy Narvey Green, Montreal, Canada
  • FRANCIS APOLLOS, Director, Center for Conflict Resolution, Nakuru, Kenya
  • NICOLE BEAUDOIN, O.Q., FCA, MBA, President and General Director, Quebec Business Women’s Network Inc., Women Entrepreneurial Center of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  • JAMES C. CHERRY, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aeroports de Montréal
  • ANDRÉ-H. DANDAVINO, M.D., President, Clinique médicale Iberville, Iberville, Quebec, Canada
  • ANTONIO DISCEPOLA, Montreal Municipal Court Judge, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • NAFISSATOU GUEYE SECK, President, Association des artisans pour le développement des relations sénéga lo-canadiennes, Dakar, Senegal
  • Dr. STANLEY G. GUEYE SECK, SGM, MBCHB, MMED, Director, Kannan Medical Center, Nyahururu, Kenya
  • JUSTIN LEVESQUE, Ph.D., Social Worker, Author, Trainer, Family Mediator, Professor (ret.), School of Social Work, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • ALDO MORRONE, BA., Family Mediator, Family Mediation Service, Youth Centers of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. MICHAEL MUGO, MBCHB, M.Sc., Chief Clinical Officer, Health Services Department, Egerton University, Nyahururu, Kenya
  • Dr. CRISTINA RIGAMONTI, Educationalist and Psychologist, Lecco, Italy




COMITÉ SCIENTIFIQUE


  • RICAARDOE DI DONE, President, O.P.C.R., Chairperson of the International Conference
  • WILLIAM ROWE, Co-President, D.S.W. (Dr.), Director and Professor, School of Social Work, University of South Florida, Florida, United States
  • JOHN MOULD, Co-President M.S.W, R.SW., Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, Alberta Children Services, Alberta, Canada
  • ANGELA FICCA, Director B.A., LLL., LLM., Lawyer, O,P.C.R., Montreal, Canada
  • JULES ALLARD, Judge, Superior Court of Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  • PETER ALLIK-PETERSENN, LLB., Lawyer and Family Mediator (ret.), O.RC.R. Representative in British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
  • GARFIELD A. BROWN, 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
  • DOMINIC D'ABATE, Ph.D., Accredited Family Mediator and Social Worker, Director, Consensus Mediation Center, Montreal, Canada
  • CHARLES N. MBUGUA, Social Worker, International Federation of Social Workers, President Africa Region, Kenya, Africa
  • ARTHUR NEUMANN, Ph.D., Forensic Neuropsychologist, Edmonton General Hospital, Director O.P.C.R. Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • MAKMUR SUNUSI, Ph.D., Director, General for Social Services and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • ROSHNI UDYAVAR, 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
  • HÉLÈNE VAN DEN STEEN, Teacher, Post-Graduate in Mediation, Dour, Seraing/Blegny, Belgium, Mediator, European Centre of Mediation (asbl), O.P.C.R. Representative in Belgium, Europe




CONSEILLERS STRATÉGIQUES


  • FRANCIS APPOLLOS, Center for Conflict Resolution, Nairobi, Kenya
  • GARFIELD A. BROWN, Principal Clinical Psychologist and Professor, Department of Clinical and Applied Psychology, Medical University of Limpopo, Limpopo, South Africa
  • MICHEL DION, Political Advisor to François Ouimet, Member of the National, Assembly of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  • ABDONEL DOUDOU, President, Jurimedia, Haiti
  • NAFISSATOU GUEYE SECK, President, Association des artisans pour le développement des relations sénégalo-canadiennes, Dakar, Senegal
  • JOSÉ HERNANDEZ, Executive Director, MOJE, Asociación Movimiento de Jovenes Encuentristas, Ilobasco, El Salvador
  • BAWA JAIN, Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders, New York, United States
  • STANLEY KABUGI, Director, Kannan Medical Center, Nyahururu, Kenya
  • CHARLES N. MBUGUA, President, Africa Region, International Federation of Social Workers, Nairobi, Kenya
  • IBRAHIM MOHAMED DAHIR, Community Concern Project, Nairobi, Kenya
  • BENJAMIN MUTIE, Director of Programmes, Kenya Institute of Social Work, Nairobi, Kenya
  • LATA NARAYAN, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • ARTHUR NEUMANN, Forensic Neuropsychologist, Edmonton General Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • DANIEL OPARE ASIEDU, Assistant Director of Social Welfare in Charge of Justice Administration, Accra, Ghana
  • MIMA PERISIC, Specialist, Adolescent Development and Participation, ADAP and UNICEF HO, New York, United States
  • NADJA POLLAERT, Director General, International Bureau for Children’s Rights, Montreal, Canada
  • HEATHER JANE ROBERTSON, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa, Canada
  • ANNA ROBINSON-LINDSEY, Director of Grants and Programs, University Area Community Development Corporation, Tampa, Florida, United States
  • JAY RODGERS, CEO, Child and Family Services Authority, Winnipeg (Canada)
  • YOVANNI JAVIER RODRIGUEZ SANCHEZ, Alternativas y Oportunidades, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • MAKMUR SUNUSI, Director General for Social Services and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • ROSHNI UDYAVAR, Architect, M.S.C. and Professor, Head Rachana Sansad’s, Institute of Environmental Architecture (Academy of Architecture), Mumbai, India





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