Welcome at this International conference about successful education

Tightly Knit Community… Successful Education! 

Welcome to the International Conference on educational success as part of:

7th World Conference on « Violence in Schools and Public Policies » and
7th Biennial Conference of the «Quebec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties(CQJDC)

Bringing to life the time-honored Senegalese proverb …It takes a village to raise a child… this international conference hopes to contribute to a community that will mobilize and gather its resources in order to participate in the education of its children.  If it is true that we judge a society by the way it treats its children, it becomes important to demonstrate how their well-being really is a priority.  Gathering the ‘entire village’ around a child constitutes a source of protection by all the adults involved, be they the parents, teachers, educational professionals, social workers or even decision-makers.  As in a village, where what happens to one concerns the others, adults working in solidarity, within the context of a close-knit community, heighten the chances for educational success for all of their children, and particularly for those experiencing difficulties.

The Québec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties/Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement (CQJDC), the International Observatory of Violence in School/l’Observatoire International de la Violence à l’Ecole (OIVE) and the Research Chair on School Security and Violence in Schools of Laval University/Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif de l’Université Laval (CRSVME) have gathered their expertise together in support of the co-education of all of our children and their educational success, to help them develop in a harmonious manner and to find their place in their village.

This will take the form of an international conference focused on the personal, social and educational development of children, adolescents and young adults. It offers the opportunity to bring together in one place researchers and practitioners working in different life contexts, be it the family, the school or the community, while at the same time allowing an important place for the cyber world.

We look forward to welcoming you in Quebec City.

The Organizing Committee


Registration to the conference!


Our Opening Conference      

Our Closing Conference

Ilona Boniwell

Robert J. Vallerand

Ilona Boniwell, Ph. D.
MSc International in Applied Positive Psychology (I-MAPP)
Anglia Ruskin University (United Kingdom and France)
École Centrale Paris and HEC Paris


Robert J. Vallerand, Ph.D., FRSC

Robert J. Vallerand, Ph.D., FRSC
Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Comportement Social
Département de Psychologie
Université du Québec à Montréal
Canada Research Chair in Motivational Processes and
Optimal Functioning



Important Date

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
February 3, 2018