It is with extreme pleasure that we announce the appointment of the Director of CRCF, Delphine Collin-Vézina, as the inaugural holder of the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. A faculty in the School of Social Work at McGill for the past 9 years, Delphine will now be spending half of her time in the Department of pediatrics teaching undergraduate and graduate trainees and conducting some of her research efforts at the hospital and in collaboration with the Dr. Julien Foundation in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
This research report, launched in early 2015, speaks on obstacles to access equal health and social services for First Nation children with complex needs living in Pinaymootang First Nation. The report's findings show that First Nations children with special healthcare needs living in Pinaymootang did not have access to the same level of services compared to children living off reserve in Manitoba. Congratulations to CRCF members Luna Vives, Vandna Sinha, Eric Burnet, Lucyna Lach and their partners in the Pinaymootang First Nation for this extremely important report.
On March 17th Delphine Collin-Vézina, (pictured here, from left to right, with Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz, Dr. Gilles Julien, Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, Faculty of Medicine), was formally celebrated as the inaugural hold of the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Community, established through the generosity of donors acting through the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation.
This GFISC report presents data at the provincial level up to March 31, 2014 for all the project indicators developed. The GFISC project consists of a knowledge mobilization initiative that helps child protection organizations use clinical, administrative, and population data to plan, evaluate and improve their programs and services. Click here to view the report. Congratulations to the GFISC team and all their partners!
The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) announces its 6th Conference “Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice” which will convene in Montreal, Canada on June 28-30, 2017.
McGill School of Social Work Doctoral student Lise Milne has been selected as one of three finalists in the Talent Category of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) Impact Awards.
Professor Sinha has been awarded a five-year (renewable) William Dawson Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research on understanding the ways that social policy shapes community-based approaches to supporting vulnerable children and their families. Her current work on access to services for Indigenous children and families addresses some of the key recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recent ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on discriminatory Federal child welfare policies.
We would like to continue the CRCF tradition of giving back to the community. This year, we are collecting donations to purchase gifts for the members of the Montreal Youth in Care Alumni Student Association (MYCASA) and students at Verdun Elementary School. CRCF will match the total amount collected with it’s own donation!
Congratulations to PhD candidates Aline Bogossian and Sacha Bailey who were recently interview about their Parenting Matters! infosheets (Recommendations for Hopeful Clinical Practice and Why Focus on Father-Inclusive Practise?) by Louise Kinross who manages a blog for Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabili
The Law Society of Upper Canada has named Cindy Blackstock, CRCF member from the School of Social Work, as one of the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally. It is granted biennially to individuals for their devotion to these principles over a long term, or for a single, outstanding act of service.
We are pleased to announce a Postdoctoral fellowship position at the Centre for Research on Children and Families. Newly established in 2015, the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literacy, is awarded by the Faculty of Arts upon recommendation of McGill’s Centre for Research on Children and Families, to one postdoctoral fellow, on the basis of academic merit, previous experience and current program of research. Please see attached document for more details.
CRCF to receive a generous gift from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation to support scholarly work on childhood literacy programs.
It is with great pleasure that we inform you that the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) has received a very generous gift of $480,000.00 from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation. The gift will be used over three years to support scholarly work on childhood literacy’s programs, including the Love of Reading Initiative, and a post-doctoral fellowship.
CONGRATULATIONS!On October 28th, 2015, during the annual conference of la Société de criminologie du Québec, an article written by Delphine Collin-Vézina and Lise Milne, received a special mention.Jury's special mentionJury from the Denis Szabo award granted a special mention to the article "Adolescents en centre de réadaptation : Évaluation du trauma" published in the journal Criminologie (number 47.1, 2014) and written by Delphine Collin-Vézina and Lise Milne.