National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY) NACY is an incorporated not-for profit organization that has been created to continue the work of the informal National Children's Alliance - Alliance nationale pour les enfants which began in 1996. By bringing diverse not-for-profit organizations together in a collaborative network dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and youth in Canada, NACY provides leadership and knowledge dedicated to mobilizing and linking practice and research to policy development on a pan-Canadian basis.  The purpose of the National Alliance for Children and Youth is to promote the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada in ways that are beneficial to the community. CWLC is a long-standing supporter of NACY and Peter Dudding, CWLC Executive Director, is currently the NACY co-chair. Read their 2009 Annual Report. International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) CWLC is a member of the IFCW. Former President, Bruce Rivers, is the Regional Representative – the America’s on the Executive Committee of IFCW. Peter Dudding, CWLC Executive Director, is currently the Treasurer on the Executive Committee of IFCW. The International Forum for Child Welfare is an international non-government organization chartered under the laws of Switzerland, and in consultative status Category 11 with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The IFCW was founded in 1989 after four years of development as part of a Congress on the Rights of the Child, "to strengthen national non-governmental child welfare organizations worldwide, to share concerns and to collaborate on new initiatives on behalf of this planet's most valuable resource - children." IFCW's Mission The mission of IFCW is to work for children world wide to improve the quality of their lives and to enhance opportunities for the development of their full potential. This mission is to be achieved through the strengthening of the NGOs worldwide in their direct and indirect service to children and families by:
  • Organizing and improving information exchange and co - operation among members.
  • Educating world opinion on the interest and well - being of children.
  • Promoting and organising conferences, seminars and study groups
  • Co - operating with other recognised bodies having similar objectives.
To learn more about the IFCW visit their web site at IFCW Annual Report Annual Report 2009 IFCW Newsletters June 2009 August 2009 The September 2009 newsletter is now available to download. Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America’s children and strengthen America’s families. CWLC and the CWLA have a long history of affiliation. The CWLA and CWLC believe that members of both agencies are well-served by an affiliation agreement that allows our member agencies to share information, access resources and develop relationships that enhance our shared goal of providing quality services to vulnerable children and families across North America. CWLC and the CWLA have an Affiliation Agreement that allows for:
  • Membership exchange
  • Advisory Committee and Taskforce reciprocal opportunities
  • Joint Membership Program
  • Access to publication, books, announcements and promotional materials
For CWLC members’ access is provided to the members-only section of the CWLA web site. CWLC members have access to the members-only section. Remember you will need your member number and password to access the member-only section. If you do not have these numbers please contact .