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6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Lise Milne shortlisted for SSHRC Impact Awards

  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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

CRCF Gives Back

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!

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Cindy Blackstock wins Human Rights Award

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Vandna Sinha for being appointed a William Dawson Scholar

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Aline Bogossian and Sacha Bailey for being interviewed by the Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

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

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Appointment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Formal establishment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2016

APPLY NOW: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literacy

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.

Published on : 12 Nov 2015

CRCF to receive a generous gift from the Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Foundation

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.  

Published on : 07 Nov 2015

CONGRATULATIONS! Delphine Collin-Vézina and Lise Milne

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 mention Jury 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.  

Published on : 07 Nov 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to Lorraine Derocher

CONGRATULATIONS! Lorraine Derocher has won the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles contest for February 2016 for her book entitled « Intervenir auprès de sectes religieuses en protection de la jeunesse - Un défi ».   FÉLICITATIONS!

Published on : 07 Nov 2015

Canadian Research in Brief: 27th Edition (June 2011)

Welcome to Canadian Research in Brief. Canadian Research in Brief, an initiative of the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, tracks the major child welfare journals for articles on Canadian child welfare. We summarize these articles succinctly and send them to members of our list serve.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2011

Study finds that involvement in court proceedings does not influence feelings of understanding or validation for children in foster care

Welcome to Research Watch Research Watch, a Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare initiative, tracks the major child welfare research journals on a monthly basis. The Research Watch collaborative working group selects salient studies and summarizes them in short monthly e-newsletters distributed at no cost to subscribers.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

Canadian Research in Brief: 25th Edition (February 2011)

Welcome to Canadian Research in Brief. Canadian Research in Brief, an initiative of the Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, tracks the major child welfare journals for articles on Canadian child welfare. We summarize these articles succinctly and send them to members of our list serve.

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Published on : 03 May 2011