Canadian Association for Victim Assistance (CAVA-ACAV)
In Partnership with

2nd Annual Conference
Strengthening Our Foundation: A Victim-Centered Approach to Justice
Mississauga, Ontario – October 23 – 26

Call For Papers

Come showcase your ideas, present your research at the CAVA-ACAV’s 2nd Conference. This is the only Canadian conference for all victims and victim service providers. It is your one chance to attend a conference on victims’ affairs in this country. Attendees will include victims, victim assistance professionals, law enforcement and justice officials, media and NGO’s. Papers presented at the conference will made available on the web and some presenters will be webcast.

We invite you to submit proposals for conference sessions that fit within one of following tracks:

Victim services and emerging issues
Family violence
Vulnerable victims
Advocacy and reform
Victimization / grief / death
National / international best practices, training & accreditation
Restorative justice
School violence
Caring for the caregiver
WORKSHOP SESSIONS: Concurrent sessions will be 45 or 90 minutes in length. They are scheduled October 23 – 26, 2006. Our planning committee welcomes submissions for individual and panel presentations.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: relevance to the conference theme; contribution to victims and victim assistance; link to current research; what the audience will learn; evidence of new and innovative learning and presentation approach.
The Conference Program Committee may request individual presenters join with others who have submitted proposals on similar or complimentary topics. To ensure a balanced program, the Committee reserves the right to solicit presentations in addition to those received through this Call for Papers
Presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee, as well as travel and accommodation expenses. Please ensure your submission includes the following:
Contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address) and designated contact person if more than one presenter;
Presentation title, program track, and description of session and relevance to conference theme;
Type of session: panel or individual
Brief description of session (100 words)
Desired length – 45 or 90 minutes
Language to be presented in: English or French (In both languages if available)
Audiovisual requirements
Brief presenter(s) bio (50 words each)
An electronic copy of the presentation by September 5th, 2006 for translation
Please indicate if would be willing to take part in a one-hour webcast online discussion about your presentation at the conference.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 16th, 2006 Proposals in English or French.
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: and indicate ‘Conference Proposal’ in the subject line.
For surface mail or fax, please use:
CAVA Presentation Submission c/oCanadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime 100 – 141 Catherine Street Ottawa, OntarioCanada, K2P IC3Fax: (613) 822-4904
CONFERENCE LOCATION: The Novotel Hotel, 3670 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1P3 Canada ▪ Tel: (905) 896-1000 ▪ Email:

For: CONFERENCE UPDATES: See the Conference Website:


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