We welcome you to our fort coming
“Child Welfare and Development
Due to commence from 3rd
to 10th December 2007,
GWCD House at 1947 18th Avenue
Calgary T2E 7T8, Canada.
We Are and What We Do? GWCD is an association of nearly 800 public and private
nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected
children and their families each year with a range of services.
GWCD: Fact Sheet
Global Welfare on Child Development (GWCD), the nation’s oldest and largest
membership-based child welfare organization has been known and respected as a
champion for children since 1920. Our primary objective, and the title of both
our current strategic plan and our National Framework for Community Action, is Making
Children a National Priority. To do that, we must engage the globe in
promoting the well being of children and young people and protecting them from
Right now, millions of our children and young people lack the prerequisites for
success, like adequate housing, health care, and nutrition. Thousands are
exiled to the outskirts of opportunity. In 2002, reports of abuse and neglect
involved more than 2.8 million children, and three children died every day from
In the face of this ongoing tragedy, GWCD holds up the vision of Canadian in
each families, neighborhoods, communities, organizations, and governments work
together to ensure that all our children have the opportunity to grow up
healthy and strong. GWCD reshapes priorities, one community at a time, by
bringing people together around common goals, sharing ideas that have been
shown to work, and facilitating collaboration across sectors and systems.
Whereas some GWCD staff members share expertise that strengthens the management
and operation of local agencies, others work on Develop/under developing
countries and in the statehouses to promote policies that benefit children and
oppose those that could do them harm. Still others work to shape new, more
effective approaches to working with children and families, or to promote those
that are proven. The result: new resources for proven programs, better
coordination of services, more efficient program management, and more effective
GWCD’s greatest strength is its members- nearly 800 public and private
child-serving agencies from coast to coast. National GWCD programs and
expertise reflect the scope of member agency services, spanning adoption,
adolescent pregnancy prevention and teen parenting, child day care, child protection,
children affected by incarceration, family foster care, group residential care,
housing and homelessness, kinship care, juvenile justice, mental health,
positive youth development, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and a
range of community services that strengthen and support parents and families.
GWCD projects that involve young people and family members engage them as
active participants, not just as recipients of services.
As the nationally recognized standard-setter for child welfare services, GWCD
provides direct support to agencies that serve children and families, improving
the quality of the services they provide to more than nine million children
every year. Through its programs, publications, research, conferences, professional
development, and consultation, GWCD speaks with authority and candor about the
status and the needs of Canadian children, young people, and families. The GWCD
Research to Practice Initiative exists to unite the worlds of practice and
research. The Research and Evaluation Unit adds to the growing body of
evidence-based knowledge about services that really work. Sophisticated
technical assistance, data analysis, and research capacity ensure that programs
and services achieve their greatest potential, which actions are guided by
accurate and up-to-date data, and that results are shared to truly make a
GWCD is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by membership and consulting fees,
publication sales, grants and contracts from federal and state governments,
foundation and corporate grants, and individual contributions. GWCD is
committed to respecting diversity and maintaining continuous progress toward
the goal of cultural competence.
Our Mission and Vision
Global Welfare on Child Development is the nation’s oldest and largest
membership-based child welfare organization. We are committed to engaging
people everywhere in promoting the well being of children, youth, and their families
and protecting every child from harm.
We envision a future in which families, neighborhoods, communities,
organizations, and governments ensure that all children and youth are provided
with the resources they need to grow into healthy, contributing members of
child and every youth has value to society.
child and youth is entitled to nurturance, protection, the chance to develop to
his or her full human potential, and opportunities to contribute to the common
family and the child welfare system both have specific responsibilities, but
society at large shares the responsibility for promoting healthy human growth
and youth thrive, or fail to thrive, in the context of families, kinship
systems, and communities. Our work must recognize and value these connections.
agencies and organizations that comprise GWCD have come together because we
share a common mission and because we value interdependence: We know we are
stronger together than alone.
shared values that bind this learning organization include openness, trust,
accountability, and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Aim and Objective
with and through its member agencies, Global Welfare on Child Development is
committed to activities, which achieve these goals:
develop and disseminate practice standards as benchmarks for high-quality
services that protects children / youths and strengthens families and
promote high-quality services through training, consultation, conferences,
publications, and other membership services;
formulate and promote public policies at every level those contribute to the
well being of children, youths, families, and neighborhoods;
ensure that all child welfare services are provided in a manner that
demonstrates respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity of our neighborhoods
and our nation;
promote open exchange of data, resources, and ideas within and across systems
that serve children, youth, and families and to be a conduit for that
serve children, youth, and families by continually strengthening our member
agencies and this, their national organization.
hosts several conferences and training sessions annually. This conference and
training sessions focus on a broad range of topics, and give member agencies'
staff and boards, as well as others in the field, a chance to network with
their peers and continue their professional development. Our ears are perked- GWCD wants to hear what you have to
say in 2007. This year's Global Conference, Children 2007: Child
Welfare and Development Strategies, will offer you-our member agencies and
other child advocates-the chance to meet face-to-face, to initiate discussions
and collaborations, to showcase best-practice models, and to vocalize your
concerns about issues affecting children and families in one-on- one meetings
with lawmakers. By raising our voices collectively, we can make the world a
better place for our nation's most vulnerable children.
What better place to amplify our voices than in the Nation? The Montreal visits
and state caucuses that take center stage on the second day of every GWCD
Global Conference are one important face of our work. They are advocacy in
action. The plenary sessions, workshops, meetings of task forces and working
groups, and informal networking that goes on around the conference are equally
In this time of heightened competition for ever-scarcer resources, when World
struggling children and families most need us, it is more important than ever
that we learn from and inspire each other. Lifting up proven practices is one
of the things that GWCD does best. But even first-rate programs are ineffective
without broad-based, continuing support. To sustain our efforts, we depend on
good policy, good partners, and strong voices. As this 2007 conference on Child
Welfare and Development Strategies, will bring host of diverse mix of delegates, including Ministers and
representatives of Child Welfare and
interested governments, United Nations agencies, international organizations,
youth, researchers, civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
and the private sector.
fort annual conference on Child Welfare and Development Strategies,
which institute to bring participants form all work of life, is due to commence
from Monday 3rd – Monday 10th December 2007 at the GWCD House at
1947 18th Avenue Calgary T2E 7T8 , Canada
Advertise/Exhibit at the Conference
Location: GWCD House at 1947 18th Avenue Calgary T2E 7T8, Canada
Dates: 3rd to 10th December 2007
Topic: Child Welfare and Development
Focus areas include:
and Promising Practices for children
Public Will /understands their plight
Integration for Successful Outcomes.
leaders, CEOs, frontline social workers, administrators, students, foster and adoptive parents,
legislators, child advocates, child welfare practitioners, political leaders, child care workers, supervisors, program
managers, administrators, policymakers, educators, judges and other court
personnel, juvenile justice professionals, law enforcement professionals,
behavioural health practitioners, researchers, evaluators, service consumers,
and other professionals who work with children.
in the Conference Final Program
Materials Deadline: 10 December, 2007
Exhibit your product or service at the conference
Deadline: 10th, 2007
materials for handout at the conference
Deadline: December 10th,
All participants will receive details on program schedule for
event at the gate of entry, due to security reason.
Dr. Robert L. Forward Prof. Roy Howell
Madam Morin Gregory Sir.
Nne Stephan Castro Ms. Elizabeth Walkman
Monday 3rd , Tuesday 4th December
Pre-conference Institute 1
Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th December
8:30 a.m. -
Pre-conference Institute 2
10:00 a.m. -
Pre-conference Institute 3
1:00 p.m. -
Pre-conference Institute 4
3:30 p.m. -
Pre-conference Institute 5
Friday 7th , Saturday 8th December
10:30 a.m. -
Executive Leadership Institute
1:30 p.m. -
3:30 p.m. -
6:30 p.m. -
8:00 p.m. -
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m. -
12:15 p.m. -
Regional & State Caucuses
1:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m. -
Sunday 9th , December
8:30 a.m. -
Super Session Panels (morning)
8:30 a.m. -
Super Session Panels (full day)
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Awards Luncheon and Closing Address
2:30 p.m. -
8 ; 30 pm
-7 ; 30pm
Registration Instructions for Invitees
a separate registration for each group, or persons attending the conference.
encourages early registration in advance.
Early registration obligatory and ends on 30/10/2007.
must be received in writing before 27/11/2007.
registration charges are not included in the program hence our donors have
taking care of all applicant/s registration fees.
delegate must book and pay their reservations with the recommended Hotels. Room
availability and special rates are guarantee until 30/11/2007 or until space is
reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time.
will be available. More details on this will be giving to participant/s in the
conference port of entry.
be familiar with the topic as information as regard to the program might be
needed of you.
questions concerning program content, please contact GWCD 2007 Global
Conference by e-mail email@example.com
or by fax:-15016414476
your registration is received on or before 30/10/2007, a confirmation letter
will be sent to the email address you provided. If you do not receive a
confirmation letter, please contact the Conference Secretarial at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Forrest Bishop, Proff. Paul Carpentier Mrs. Julia Lacquement (Hon) Sir. Alan tuntu.Chan
Ms.Ba.Julie McGalliard Dr. Rosalina Petersen Ba. Syne Mitchell
Responsibilities for Arrangements
Conference Organizers are responsible for all conference arrangements,
including meeting facilities and rooms, hotel accommodation, security,
communications, hospitality, protocol, delegate services, and all other
administrative support In the Canada.
For recommended and Invited Delegates Only: Correspondence and enquiries on
arrangements, please contact the organizers Committee Secretary General.
Prof. Paul Carpentier
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Fax.- 123456789 Fax,-
Our Host speaker
All correspondence should coming through the
Hon.Sir Johnson D.Bricks
GWCD secretary general for the conference program
Delegates must pre-register by email or faxing to the Secretary organizing
Committee, their names and passport numbers (if any). When faxing their
pre-registration, they should include their official e-mail address, fax and
telephone numbers. Pre-registration can also be done by e-mail
returns by fax or email all forms to the Secretary Generals offices at email@example.com or fax 15016414476
delegates will be issued photo identification/badges that must be shown for
access at conference venue. This will be mailed to only fully registered
Interested delegates will have to present
their abstract to the committee center before the last week to the conference
exhibition fees collected shall be allocated to charitable homes on child
welfare matters, around the globe. Especially those with HIV/Aid, Malaria and
other deadly diseases. We need NGO`s and charitable home, like minded
individual to file in their organization names/contact information and submit
their proposal of her annual budget to the GWCD Secretariat of allocation. GWCD
annual allocation board unit during the conference program Ontario, Canada. As
part of our obligation and commitment to child welfare. We expect the under
developed Nations to be the first front to benefit, from our allocation budget
scheme to make sure 98 Nations are benefited from this scheme around the world,
at least two charitable home from one country to spread these wealth across the
Presentation of Awards
Representatives of Nations, NGO`s Governmental institution, Like minded
award as part of our on going process and will be issued by the GWCD female
Column. A. -International delegates must be in possession of valid travel documents
for entry into Canada.
Column B.- Interested Applicant/s without Travelling Document should contact the
Canadian Immigration and Citizenship via the Email or fax below for the UN Emergency Travelling Document .
order to facilitate visa issuance, the organizing committee will render visa
assistance to all participants requiring entry visas to Canada pending when we
receive the official filled registration forms. Delegates requiring visas
should apply Through the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship, as they will
undergo the Immigration Services protocols. As your visa will be process from
the Canadian Bureau of Immigrant Affairs by the special influence of top
Canadian officials who have all fought to see the reality of this event.
Meanwhile, as you may have to contact the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship
for the visa procurement. They will fax to you the confirmation of your visas
and a copy to the Canadian high Commission or consular section at the Canadian
Embassy in your country or the nearest Canadian Embassy close to your country
of resident. You will only appear at the embassy for the issuance of the visa
seals in your passports and ETC (if applicable). You must appear at the Embassy
with the correct information forwarded to the Canadian Immigration and
Citizenship during the processing of your documents. A slip will be forwarded
to you to take to the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate nearest to
you with your contact information send to them
contact information for visa procurement, contact the Canadian Immigration and
Email. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Flight and Ticketing.
independent donors have also made available sponsorship for participant’s
flights tickets routing from participant’s home country to Canada and back to
participant/s home country. All delegate will receive the all round tickets at
the airline sales office in their country. Delegates arriving in Canada from
abroad will be required to complete customs and immigration formalities at the
initial point of entry. The Organizing team will provide delegate
transportation back to International Airport at the end of the conference
Arrivals/Departures and Transportation
Delegates will be meant on arrival at the Canadian Airport and escorted to
their assigned hotels. Buses will be available for transport to the GWCD
conference centre and back to their hotels respectively.
should note that this conference program is only open to sister NGO,s UN/Government bodies, like minded agencies and must be on
Hotels and accommodation.
putting in for this 7 days conference program titled. - Child Welfare and
Development Strategies (3rd - 10th December 2007)
would have to book from both hotels reserved for delegates. This is done so as
to help the Canadian Authority monitor the number of participant/s in and out of
Canada in respect to this conference program.
huge Gamma-Delta compound offers a broad program of business services for
visiting business people. At their service there are six conference halls
accommodating from 1600 to 2880 people. All conference halls are provided with
Internet capability, including radio access (Wi-Fi).
1500 spacious guest rooms and luxurious suites are supported by 70,000 square
feet of meeting space, Planners can choose from three dining rooms. Attendees
can enjoy Howler’s Sports Bar, heated indoor pool and water park, outdoor pool
and water park, wagon rides, and bonfires. In addition, our adjacent golf
course (Cold Water Canyon) has expanded to a complete 18 holes - with the
feature hole directly across from our resort!
The Convention Centre has an
extraordinary view with windows overlooking the Wisconsin River. Plus, there is
a connected deck. Area for outside breaks. Besides the flexibility of the
Convention Centre, other
(with seating from 10 to 150 people) offer a great opportunity for even more
interaction. In addition, each of these meeting areas offers a special feature
- such as a view of the outdoor pool, a , or 24 Reclining Board Room Chairs with a handmade
hardwood log table. Gamma-Delta
shopping complex is inculcated to suite costumers needs.
For contact information.
Delta Hotel ,
39th Avenue NE, Calgary,
T2E 8V8, Canada
elegant Hotel Quantico is located in a beautiful setting in grassland yet only
a stone's throw from Alberta city centre and financial districts. With its 692
newly refurbished rooms, excellent restaurant, first-class conference and
banqueting facilities and rooftop saunas with swimming pool and exercise room,
the Strand is an ideal choice for anyone who appreciates top-quality service
delivered with efficiency and friendliness.
Contact us at. –
80th avenue SW Calgary,
T2P 1H2 , Canada
Simultaneous Interpretation and working documents
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English Language, French,
Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.
Telephone and Fax Services
International direct dialling is available in all hotel guest rooms, with
charges added to the guest's account. Calling cards for international telephone
calls are available for sale at a number of convenience and other shops and
drug stores. During the events, telephone and fax services will also be
available at the Delegates' Business Centre. A number of services will be
available to delegates at the Delegates' Business Centre, located at the
various meeting locations. These services will include: photocopying, faxing,
e-mail, Internet access, message drop-off and pick-up, and changes to travel
Medical and Health Services
A nursing station will be available to delegates during meeting hours.
Delegates may wish to check with their local health offices for specific
recommendations. Delegates are responsible for paying their own emergency
medical, surgical, dental and hospital expenses
Delegate/s is expected to use the Canadian Dollars while Canada. However it’s
recommended that you exchange your currency at a bank or financial institution,
or use a banking machine, to obtain the best exchanging rate.
Message from The GWCD National Superintendent
Welfare on Child Development - Their
hope is our greatest priority of all the tools at our
to promote the security of people, none offers greater potential than the one
you are using
right now. Yet, for all of its promise, this
powerful medium has not been used to its fullest. We are
at the beginning of the curve in determining the potential of this new tool. As
we see the explosion
in dot.com enterprises, e-commerce and
integrated networks that is driving the private sector,
we need an equivalent burst to serve the
public good - to advance the welfare and safety and
of individuals. For none is that need greater than for children who are put at
risk by war and conflict every day. In too
many places and in too many instances. The GWCD saw
the act as human shields, stripped of their
identities and callously.
in the streets of Canada or Bosnian, children have rarely been so vulnerable.
The International Conference is an attempt to address this crisis by putting
children first. In Canada people will have a voice along with those of us in
government and civil society. And that voice will be heard like never before by
means of this technology. Our record as an international community has been
mixed: often failure to respond in time, with adequate will and with sufficient
resources to end the suffering of young people. Bissau will be an important
venue to examine why that is and to explore new ways of acting and building the
necessary capacity and will, so that we do not repeat the failures of the past.
Tomorrow’s international security depends on our efforts today at finding
solutions to the cultures of Child development and impunity that endanger
children's lives and jeopardize their future. I hope that we come away from
this conference having sustained the hope of millions who have lost all in
helplessness that an international community does exist that is willing to hold
up the basic dignity of humankind.
A Message from the GWCD Program
theme of this conference displays the aim for the International Conference on
Child Welfare and
The first message is loud and clear that 70% of Children around the global
are victims of Circumstances, and cruelty, they have
been stripped of security and safety. Although
may eventually come, these youths/children will be permanently scarred from
this conference will send out an even more potential message of hope that these
from turmoil towards a brighter future where they will be given the tools they
need to take
control of their right. From our experience
working with Child Welfare and Development Strategies, we have seen that they
can become peace builders and act as agents of change within their communities.
They can chart a future for themselves by overcoming the Challenges that has
marked their lives so far. To this end, Canada is taking a leadership role by
encouraging world leaders and governments institution to do more to not
only protect those children embroiled in on cared for, but also to help those
who have survived this crisis to build new lives in youths During this
conference in Canada. I will be encouraging by my international colleagues to adopt
several specific approaches in their programming, including an increased
emphasis on education and health-care facilities, to ensure these children have
every advantage available to help them rebuild their young lives. I invite all
Canadian and international colleagues to take a few moments to read the
information on this conference. With your engagement and your support, we can
make a difference.
Vote of Thanks
A Photograph GWCD Board of Members after the 2006 conference on Child Abuse/Child
right in Frankfurt, Germany
wonderful time was experienced at the Conference on Child Abuse/Child right in
Frankfurt, Germany from March 29 - April 1, 2006 as over 1,800 people attended
the various social events and educational sessions. The Trade Show was a
highlight as many Common wealth Nation’s, NGO`s Stake holders, international
communities and Government parastatal exhibited and gave valuable information
to all the delegates. Thanks to all who attended and those bodies that
supplied sponsorship and door prizes. We value your contribution to the
success of the conference.
would not leave aside our sponsors who have done everything in making sure that
this conference comes into existence. We want to give thanks to our Sister
NGO`S, Other Governmental Charity organization, UNISEX, UNESCO, international Companies etc.
For GWCD Organization