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Conference Details

Message from the IFCO 2011 Conference Planning Committee:

We are committed to delivering a dynamic conference that will provide opportunity for ALL delegates to take part in meaningful educational experiences, numerous networking occasions, and a variety of entertaining social activities. Our theme of “Fostering Hope -Together We Can Make a Difference” is in recognition of the crucial role we all play in the life of a child; Parents, Foster Parents, Social Workers, Clinicians, Teachers, Child Care Workers and extended Family are just a few of the people involved in a child’s life. Working Together As a Team – In Partnership – We Can and Do Make a Positive Difference!

What you can expect:victoria

  • An Exciting Youth Program
  • An Outstanding Adult Program
  • Excellent Networking Opportunities
  • A Warm Welcome in Beautiful Victoria
  • And a Truly Memorable Experience

Registration fee includes Plenary Sessions, Presentations, Workshops, Lunches, Break Refreshments, Gala Banquet Dinner, Social Events & Much, Much More!

First Nations People

firstnations2There are three main First Nations language groups on Vancouver Island: the Coast Salish, The Nuu-chah-nulth and the Kwakwaka’wakw. Victoria, Bc is the home of the Lekwundgen People who are also known as the Esquimalt and Sognhees Nation. The Victoria Capital Region encompasses the traditional territories of nice Coast Salish First Nations bands (Esquimalt, Songhees, Pauguachin, Tseycum, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Scia’new, T’souke and Malahat), and one Nuu-chach-Nulth First Nations band (Pacheedaht).


In the heart of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, by the spectacular Inner Harbour is the Victoria Conference Centre; a bright, modern and technically advanced meeting place that is most inviting. Here, you can defy convention within the environs of an historic city and one of the world’s top travel destinations. It’s business, in the most pleasurable surroundings possible.