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Dr. Judith Lynam Presented with the First Janusz Korczak Canadian Social Pediatrics Award

The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada and the Canadian Pediatrics Society Social Pediatrics Interest Group (SPIG) has awarded the inaugural Janusz Korczak Janusz Korczak Canadian Social Pediatrics Award for advancing inter professional and intersectoral relationships to Dr Judy Lynam. The award ceremony concluded the first annual SPIG Summit.  Nearly 50 pediatricians, nurses, public health workers, […]

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The Janusz Korczak Statuette Awarded to Dr. Gilles Julien and Hélène (Sioui) Trudel at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium in Montreal

Dr. Gilles Julien and Hélène (Sioui) Trudel  were awarded the inaugural Janusz Korczak Statuette established to honour an individual or organization that has taken a leadership role in promoting the rights of children in fields such as pediatrics, social work or child/youth work who has demonstrated a focus on children in vulnerable circumstances, such as […]

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Cindy Blackstock awarded the Janusz Korczak Medal

Cindy Blackstock was awarded the second annual Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy at a moving ceremony  organized in her honour by the BC Representative for Children and Youth office and the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada. The medal was awarded for Cindy’s outstanding contributions towards improving children’s rights in ways that encourage love for […]

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Review of “White House in a Grey City” by Itzchak Belfer

By Dr. Robert Oppenheimer. December 2016. This portrayal of a Jewish child’s life in the 1920s and 30s in Warsaw is a very moving and detailed autobiography by a gifted writer and artist who grew up in the orphanage run by Janusz Korczak and his colleagues and includes many pictures he drew of the orphanage […]

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The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship

Claudia Diaz, a Ph. D. candidate at the UBC Faculty of Education, is the second recipient of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship in Children’s Rights and Canadian Indigenous Education. The Scholarship is offered to an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose research is focused on children’s rights and/or Canadian […]

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Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Janusz Korczak, the Father of Children’s Rights, Turning Rights into Action

Hélène (Sioui) Trudel, C.Q. – Presentation Dr. Gilles Julien, MD, social pediatrician – Presentation The Music Garage, the first annual lecture of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Janusz Korczak, the Father of Children’s Rights, Turning Rights into Action series, took place on November 11, 2016 at the University of British Columbia. The distinguished speakers were […]

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International Korczak Association General Council Meeting

International Korczak Association General Council Meeting took place in Lage Vuursche, Holland, at a Janusz Korczak conference entitled “Trust as Foundation of Emotional Safety”. The conference was organized by the Dutch Janusz Korczak Association, October 12 -16, 2016. Jerry Nussbaum represented the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada. Members of the fifteen participating associations presented their […]

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