International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child

The World's Largest Minority: Special Focus on the Rights of Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs

International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child

Université de Moncton

International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child

The World's Largest Minority: Special Focus on the Rights of Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs

International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child

Université de Moncton

Schedule and Registration

Schedule and Registration

The New Brunswick Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and the Université de Moncton present its tenth annual International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child, to be held June 19-24, 2022. The course will be held on-site in person and virtually.

This course is intended for professionals working in the various fields of children's rights around the world.

IMPORTANT : This link is to inform out-of-country participants of the Government of Canada's vaccination requirements.

COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

Registration Fee:

  • Face-to-face participation: $475 + HST (CAD)
  • Virtual distance participation: $195 + HST (CAD)

Cancellation Policy:

  • Refusal of a visa or cancellation before June 10, 2022: refund of the amount minus $75.
  • Cancellation after June 10, 2022: no refund

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SCHEDULE - Summer Course 2022

**Official opening Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m in Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building**

6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. : Reception 
7:10 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. : Opening prayer, Elder Noel Milliea
7:25 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. : Welcome remarks
Kelly Lamrock, Child and Youth Advocate of the province of New Brunswick
Dany Benoit, Executive director of Continuing Education of Université de Moncton
7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. : Opening Conference
Dr. Denise Keiko Shikako, McGill University

 

Monday, June 20th | Right to a healthy environment and right to the highest attainable standard of health and development (Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building)
Schedule Activity Speakers Language
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (AST)

Parallel workshops : An introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Children with Disabilities

Christian Whalen & Gavin Kotze

FRENCH and  ENGLISH

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break  

 

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Conference

Welcome remarks and introduction

Dr. Gilles Julien

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Conference

Enquête par les enfants sur les droits des enfants handicapés et à besoins particuliers à Montréal

Alex Charbonneau Corbeil and 3 young people from the Centres de pédiatrie sociale de Montréal  

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Conference

Life transitions for youth with a mobility disability: A New Brunswick experience

Haley Flaro

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break    
1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Conference

The Rights of Children with Disabilities in the Youth Justice System 

Jane Stewart

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Conference

Voices of Children and Youth with Neurodevelopment Disabilities for Co-creation of Innovations: Case Study of Knowledge Translation Innovation Incubations

Yamaguchi Sakiko 

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Break    
2:15 p.m.to 3:30 p.m.

Roundtable | Table ronde

Improving child rights monitoring and data reporting in Canada

Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Laura Stymiest, Lisa Wolff, Karen Van Laethem & Christian Whalen

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
3;45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Roundtable | Table ronde

Recent Developments in the Use of Child Rights Impact Assessments

Marv Bernstein & Lisa Wolff

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)  

 

Tuesday June 21st | Right to education, right to employment and to inclusion (Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building)
Schedule Activity Speakers Language

8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (AST)

Parallel workshops : An introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Children with Disabilities Christian Whalen & Gavin Kotze

FRENCH and ENGLISH

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break    
10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Conference

Independent Statutory Child and Youth Advocate Offices: Raising the Bar on Children's Rights

Marv Bernstein 

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

10:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Conference

Rights of children with disabilities to an inclusive education: exploring how the UNCRC is applied in Canada, advocacy in and outside of the courtrooms, and promising practices

Emily Chan

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Presentation Amr Omran 

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break    
1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Conference

Roundup on FASD in New Brunswick and Canada : Incidence, Impacts and Interventions 

Christian Whalen  
1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)  

 

1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Conference

La situation des personnes handicapées en Côte d’Ivoire, le cas du Groupement d’élèves et d’étudiants de Côte d’Ivoire (GIEPHCI) 

Marie Louise Dore

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

1;50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)  

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presentation and media availability session

Release of the 2022 State of the Child Report

Kelly Lamrock Simultaneous translation available
3:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Presentation

Les impacts de la CIDE au sein du système d’éducation québécois, en lien avec la petite enfance

Maxim Beauregard Dionne

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

3:20 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Conference

La construction de la différence sexuelle dans les méthodes d'enseignement de la langue maternelle à l'école primaire : les processus de subjectivation discursive

Yamilet Angulo Noguera

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

3:50 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conference

Assessing the Harm of the Most Vulnerable Learners During the Pandemic - Reminding Ourselves of Children’s Right to Education and Development 

Jacqueline Leighton

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

Wednesday June 22nd | Right to be free from all forms of discrimination and violence (Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building)
Schedule Activity Speakers Language
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parallel workshop: Rebalancing  the wheel—the rights of the child to culturally safe health service delivery—dealing with the invisible developmental disabilities related to generational trauma and adversity experienced by tribal people around the globe

*On site only

 Lori Cox

Offered in French and in English

 

9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Atelier / Workshop 

Workshop on Building a Consensus Statement for National Accessibility Standards for Children with Disabilities

Philip Rizcallah & Christian Whalen

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break  

 

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Roundtable / Table ronde

Best practices and guidelines in developing standards adapted to children’s needs & Presentation and adoption of a revised Consensus Statement

Denise Shikako, Gavin Kotze, Christian Whalen

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

2:45 p.m to 3:00 p.m. Break    
3:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free time    

Thursday, June 23rd - Data collection, research and development (Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building)
Schedule Activity Speakers Language
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (AST) Parallel workshops : An introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Children with Disabilities Christian Whalen & Gavin Kotze

FRENCH and ENGLISH

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break    
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Presentation

Leading a movement for inclusion 

Krista Carr

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Conference

La protection des enfants délinquants en situation de handicap dans le système de justice pénale à la lumière des normes et mécanismes internationaux 

Hesam Seyyed Esfahani

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Conference

The Impact of Covid-19 on Young People Accessing Advocacy Services 

Arlene Eaton Erickson & Kim Spence

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

11:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Conference

Children with Disabilities and The Child Welfare System: The Case for Legal Reform

Maria Godoy

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)  

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break    
1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Conference

L’accommodement des enfants en situation de handicap dans les camps de jour municipaux du Québec

Karina Montminy & Daniel Ducharme

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)  

 

1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Presentation 

Le droit des enfants et des jeunes à besoins spéciaux à l’accès universel aux loisirs

Selma Zaiane Ghalia

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Break    
2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Conference 

From a Psychiatric Unit to Legislation Reform: Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs can and do Self-Advocate

Wraychel Horne, Blair Legere & Dr. Erica Evans

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    

Friday, June 24th | Various themes (Room 142 of the Adrien.J-Cormier building)
Schedule Activity Speakers Language
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (AST) Parallel workshops : An introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Children with Disabilities Christian Whalen & Gavin Kotze

FRENCH and ENGLISH

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Break  

 

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Conference

Des outils juridiques pour répondre aux enjeux du numérique sur la santé et le développement de l’enfant d’âge préscolaire : entre risques et opportunités 

Marie Pier Joliecoeur

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Conference

La santé mentale des enfants et des jeunes : comment et pourquoi intégrer le sainisme dans notre analyse et nos interventions?

Marie Pier Rivest

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Conference

La représentation sociale de la surdité

Jessica Breau

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

11:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Conference

L'accès à l'éducation, à l'emploi et à l'inclusivité des personnes porteuses de handicap : cas des albinos en Afrique de l’ouest

Mamadi Kaba

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break    
1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Conference

L’accès aux produits et aux procédures brevetés dans les pays en développement : les leçons de la Covid-19

Malaïka Bacon Dussault

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Conference

Assurer le respect de leurs droits et des services adéquats aux enfants atteints du trouble du spectre de l’alcoolisation fœtale (TSAF) - Défis et perspectives de transformation

Carole Tranchant & Hesam Seyyed Esfahani

FRENCH

Simultaneous translation available

1:50 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Pause    
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Workshop / Atelier

A Rights-Based Approach to Addressing the Complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Kelly Harding, Lisa Whittingham, Alicia Munn, Marsha Wilson, Katherine Flanigan, Jacqueline Pei and Dorothy Reid

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
3:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Poster Presentation 

Advocating For Rights:  The challenge of having a hidden disability 

Dorothy Reid, Marsh Wilson, Alicia Munn, Wanda Beland, Lauren Richardson and Katherine Flannigan

ENGLISH

Simultaneous translation available

3:50 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Q&A (Questions et réponses)    
  Conférence de clôture Kelly Lamrock