The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
In detail, its functions include:
Fostering research: The CECW carries out and funds original research, gathers and analyzes child welfare information, and supports the development of research capacity through training and consultation.
Disseminating information: Timely, effective dissemination of information is the cornerstone of CECW activities.
Developing policy: The CECW provides policy advice to child welfare policy makers. We also sponsor and participate in meetings, consultations, and other events that promote policy development and link policy to research and practice.
Forging networks: The CECW promotes collaboration among professionals in child welfare and related areas throughout Canada and in other countries. Researchers, service providers, and policy makers are linked through the CECW's electronic information network, research activities, policy forums, and other activities.
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, French
Area Served: Canada