This is a critical time in the history of child welfare in Canada. There is a huge wave of energy growing around the need for new strategies and dramatically different approaches in child welfare. National conversations are taking place about the need for strategies to prevent Indigenous children coming into care, and strategies to support Indigenous children living with their extended families in their own communities.

You are invited to be part of this important, urgent conversation Oct. 23 - 26 in Calgary.

This first ever national conference will share information, practice, models and strategy while forging important connections and examining different models of governance.

We invite Indigenous leaders and scholars, policy makers, academics, bureaucrats, and practitioners to come together to share information about models and strategies that are working for Indigenous communities, to inspire us and to build on the momentum that's being created. 

The future is happening right now. There is a sense of urgency across Canada and our hope is this national conversation will be another catalyst to build momentum. We hope you’ll join us.

The Prairie Child Welfare Consortium and the Provincial & Territorial Directors of Child Welfare are pleased to host the first national conference, Calgary, Alberta, Oct 23 - 26, 2018.

Indigenous Scholars Day, Oct. 23

Pre-Conference Workshops, Oct. 23

Conference Oct. 24 - 26



Thank you for your interested in the National Child Welfare Conference.  The response has been overwhelming and due to venue constraints we are unable to accept any additional registrations for this year.  There is no waiting list available.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused with your plans to join us in Calgary, Alberta this year.