Welcome to this International Conference about Successful Education


A word from the congress co-presidents

Another step in a common  direction toward children's educational success !

CopresidenteWhile the Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement (CQJDC) and the Observatoire international de la violence à l’école (OIVE) were reflecting on an original way of presenting the 7th edition of their respective congresses in 2018, the idea came to the organizers to bring together the expertise of these two organizations with a view of setting a global event focused on the educational success of young people.

It is thus believed that when we care about the well-being of children and adolescents, whether in school, family, sports, community or even through the Web, our actions must be preventive, but we must also anticipate the initiatives that are likely to be needed in order to empower them  on how overcome particular issues or how to deal with even complex one.

Whether in the area of school violence or intervention with young people with emotional, social or behavioral needs, it is important to place an emphasis on the family environment, but also to involve all the stakeholders in the community who have the power to positively influence the overall journey of children and adolescents including change in their situation.

Educational success is an important goal for any society that is concerned with preparing its youth for their adulthood including for a good citizenship: they represent the future generation. But it is up to us adults to teach them confidence building, to equip them with the necessary tools that are relevant for a meaningful life, as well as to raise their awerness of a variety of situations they may face over time.

The  CQJDC  and  OIVE   as well as the  Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif de l’Université Laval (CRSVME) are pleased to offer you this world congress that will take place only once! Among its many partners are the Government of Quebec and the Quebec Federation of Parents’ Commitees (QFPC), this conference welcomes speakers from 23 different countries from 5 continents. Researchers and practitioners will have the mandate to take a step further in the same direction to agree together, ways to achieve the educational success of our children. To all, we wish an excellent congress!


Couture Beaumont Blaya

Caroline Couture, Ph. D.
Professeure à l’UQTR, Québec
Présidente du CQJDC

Claire Beaumont, Ph. D.
Professeure à l’Université Laval, Québec
Titulaire/ Chaire de recherche CRSVME

Catherine Blaya, Ph. D.
Professeure au HEP Canton de Vaud, Lausanne
Présidente de l’OIVE


Message from the Minister

Sébastien ProulxI am delighted to applaud the Quebec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties (QCYBD), the Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif and the International Observatory of Violence in School for holding the International Conference on Educational Success.  

This event is taking place within the framework of the 7th Biennial Conference of the QCYBD and the 7th World Conference on Violence in Schools and Public Policies. This international conference, which brings together researchers and practitioners, gives the participants an opportunity to discuss best practices in teaching and intervention as well as access to expertise developed in Québec and abroad by participants from various backgrounds.

The issues covered at this conference are particularly dear to my heart since they relate directly to one of the broad areas of intervention of the Policy on Educational Success: the mobilization of partners and stakeholders in support of educational success.

I would like to thank you for helping to further the mission of the Québec school system. Every day you draw upon the gifts of your imagination to foster the well-being of Québec’s young people and to help those with behavioural difficulties move forward on their path to educational success. Although Québec’s young people are ultimately the ones responsible for their success, you undoubtedly contribute to it through the support and supervision you provide every step of the way. Your presence at this gathering shows your desire to improve your teaching practices so that all students can achieve their full potential.

Have a pleasant and productive conference.

Sébastien Proulx


Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

Ensemble on fait avancer le Québec

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