Mental Health Knowledge Network Webinar Series

CWLC has launched its Mental Health Knowledge Network (MHKN) webinar series - a unique and valuable knowledge-sharing forum by members, for members.

CWLC Call for Nominations and AGM Notice of Annual General Meeting

March 23, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

CWLC will be having its Annual General Meeting on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Ottawa, ON.
It will take place from 9:00 AM at the:

Offices of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation
801-75 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Agenda items will include:

  • Annual Report
  • Report of the Chair and Chief Executive Officer
  • Audited Financial Statements 2010-2011
  • Election of the Board of Directors

You can download the Annual General Meeting Guest Registration Form to confirm your participation at the AGM.

Call for Nominations

CWLC is requesting nominations to the Board of Directors for a term beginning in March 2012.
There are six (6) vacancies to fill at that time.

The vacancies to filled are:

Alberta 2 positions
New Brunswick 1 position
Québec 1 position
Yukon 1 position
Director-at-Large 1 position

The Governance Committee is guided by several criteria as it prepares a slate of candidates for office at CWLC's Annual General Meeting. You can download the Call for Nominations Form Any questions can be sent to

CWLC is a membership based national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being and protection of vulnerable young people. CWLC plays a significant role in promoting best practices among those in the field of child welfare, child rights, children's mental health and youth justice.


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3rd National Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health

May 30, 2012 - June 1, 2012
McEwan Centre, Calgary, AB

Themes: Access, Wait Times & The Role of Schools in Mental Health


Click here to see event website and register.

Click here to see the symposium agenda. 

Participants will include families, educators, youth, service providers, policy and practice leaders, clinicians, researchers, and child welfare and mental health professionals.

Sponsored by: National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and School-Based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consortium

For more information, please contact us at

WorldForum 2011

October 18, 2011 - October 21, 2011
Melbourne, Australia

The International Forum for Child Welfare, along with OzChild Children Australia Inc., Anglicare Victoria, The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare Inc. and ForChildren (Australia) Inc. are delighted to bring you the 2011 International Forum for Child Welfare "Education and Children's Wellbeing - Philosophy, Policy and Practice."

The WorldForum provides a wonderful opportunity to come together with other leaders, practitioners and managers from around the World to share information and focus on common issues. There will be a strong emphasis at this WorldForum on the importance of Education for Children and how we can equip them with the appropriate resources to allow them to reach their potential.

The extensiveness of the program, highly regarded national and international speakers and captivating workshops is impressive. In addition, the strong youth delegate influence will be another appealing feature and we believe their contribution will be intriguing.

The WorldForum has been designed to enable knowledge to be shared, concerns to be discussed and solutions established.

For more information, please visit:

Presented by: 
International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW)

CWLC 2010 Achievement Awards Reception Photo Gallery





CWLC Annual General Meeting

February 25, 2011
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, ON

CWLC will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON. All members are invited to attend.

Following the AGM, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, CWLC is pleased to welcome Sue O'Sullivan, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, who will speak to the audience about the changes she has brought to the office since assuming her post in 2010. All are welcome.

Please click here for more information on the AGM itself.




Street Gangs Advanced Workshop: Strategies for Youth and their Families

February 22, 2011
Toronto Children's Aid Society, 30 Isabella St., 7th floor

Cost: $75

Trainer: Dirk Niles

February 22, 9:30am-1:00pm

This seminar will also be repeated on March 7, 2011

Location: Children's Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON  M4Y 1N1


TTC: Yonge Subway to Bloor/Yonge. Exit on Yonge Street and walk South to Isabella. Isabella runs one-way West from Yonge, walk 1/2 block to 30 Isabella.

By car: Yonge Street North to Isabella Street; 3 streets South of Bloor on West side. Turn right onto Isabella Street. Paid parking is available in the Green P parking on Charles (East of Yonge)

Easy registration online via

For more information, please contact Chena Barakat at 416.924.4640 x2780 or by email at

To see the full Spring 2011 Training schedule, please click here.

Dream, Believe, Achieve Gala

November 25, 2010
Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON

Join more than 400 of Ottawa's community, business, media, and political leaders for what is sure to be one of Ottawa's must-attend events of the year - the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa Charitable Foundation's Dream. Believe. Achieve gala.

Celebrating 50 years in our community, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa's inaugural gala will raise funds for the many life-changing programs it offers. Every month, between 2,500 and 3,000 youth and families come to YSB looking for safe and stable housing, mental health counseling, employment support, and community reintegration programs.

November 25, 2010
Westin Hotel - 11 Colonel By Drive
Confederation Ballrooms II and III, 4th floor
Starts at 6:00 PM

This event will be an elegant "semi-formal" evening featuring an intimate performance by Jim Cuddy, a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and live and silent auctions.

To order tickets, visit their website here, or email, or call 613-729-0577 x1203.
Individuals $125.00
Corporate tables: $2,000.00


Presented by: 
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa Charitable Foundation

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What do we know? What do we need to know?

November 11, 2010
University of Western Ontario, London, ON

In this presentation, Dr. Finkelhor will examine his work and initiatives and present his findings into their effectiveness. He will also discuss developing areas for prevention, possible explanations for the sex crime decline and conclude with insights and recommendations for a national strategy.

A local panel of experts will reflect on the implications of Dr. Finkelhor’s recommendations for sexual abuse prevention for various sectors in our community prior to opening the floor for general discussion.

To view more on David Finkelhor’s recent paper ‘The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse" (Vol. 19 No 2 Fall 2009) see To view the entire brochure, please click here.


To register contact Joy Lang at



Presented by: 
Dr. David Finkelhor. Child Abuse Prevention Council of London & Middlesex

Immigrant Families: From Negotiation to Integration

October 14, 2010
Ottawa, ON
Immigrant Families: From Negotiation to Integration: A Policy-Research Seminar on Immigrant and Refugee Families, Children and Youth, and Seniors.
When:  Thursday October 14th 2010, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Library and Archives Canada,  395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
How Do I Attend? R.S.V.P. to
Family migration is a long standing, global phenomenon that involves a multitude of considerations, negotiations, and challenges.  It is an investment in the future, both for the immigrant and for the host society.
The role that the immigrant family plays in navigating settlement and integration into Canadian society and their role in supporting family members who are confronted by challenges and barriers in their newly adopted home is central to understanding the social and economic outcomes of newcomers to Canada as well as their future success.
This policy-research seminar will explore key issues confronting immigrant families by way of high-profile panel discussions on family negotiations related to migration and integration, integration outcomes of immigrant youth, spousal sponsorship and migration challenges, conflict and violence in immigrant families, honour-based violence, immigrants as an aging population, and immigrant seniors’ needs.
This seminar is intended to be a venue for sharing research and community perspectives on government policy priorities within the following areas:
·         The Role of the Family in Education and Economic Integration/Success
·         Marriage Migration and Family Negotiations regarding Migration
·         Conflict and Violence in Immigrant Families
·         Immigrant Seniors in Canada
There is no cost to register for this event.
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