The next Child Legal Representation Conference will be held in 2017.
Event: 15 and 16 September 2017, Calgary AB
This two-day national symposium will gather leading stakeholders to share information and talk about how the voices of children and youth are heard, their interests are protected and their evidence is received in justice processes. The symposium will generate innovative proposals for policy reform, best practices, and recommendations for future research about children’s participation in justice processes.
The symposium features keynote speakers Mr. Sheldon Kennedy of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre and Dr. Nicole Sherren of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.
Finding the Best Ways Forward is a project of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta, and has been generously funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation.
Click here to download a copy of the Call for Papers or visit the symposium website to learn more.
The Best Practices in Child Legal Representation Conference was held May 6-8, 2015 in Calgary at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel.
Conference Host – Del Graff, Alberta Child and Youth Advocate
Coming soon…2015 Conference Photos
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate hosted its 2nd biennial Best Practices in Child Legal Representation conference October 27-29, 2013 in Jasper, Alberta at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
The conference had a special focus on the rights of the child.
Over 120 delegates, including lawyers, social workers, educators, advocates, and youth attended this event.
Conference Host: Del Graff, Alberta Child and Youth Advocate
Keynote address: Cindy Blackstock, Ph.D. Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (http://www.fncaringsociety.com) and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta
Keynote address: Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organiztion based in Houston, Texas (http://www.childtrauma.org/), adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, and inaugural Senior Fellow of the Berry Street Childhood Institute, an Australian based centre of excellence
Keynote address: Honourable Judge M. J. Savaryn, Provincial Court Judge, Family Division, Edmonton, Alberta
Coming soon…2013 Conference Photos
Contact Kirsten Wiebe for further information.
phone: (780) 422-6104
toll free in Alberta: dial 310-0000, then (780) 422-6104