The “How to Love a Child” the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series would have been impossible without the financial support of the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund, the Consulate of the Republic of Poland, the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, the UBC Centennial Fund, Vancouver Foundation and Dr. Yosef Wosk.
I would like to express my very great appreciation to the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Professor Blye Frank for sharing our vision, and for his continuous support and encouragement throughout this project.
I would also like to thank the following participants for their help and support:
To the keynote speakers, moderators, and panelists for committing their time and effort in taking an active role in ensuring the success of the interdisciplinary dialog to promote the well being of children.
Special thanks to the Children and Youth advocates, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and Mr. Irwin Elman for their enthusiastic endorsement of the lecture series and for sharing the vision for it in the spirit of Janusz Korczak’s philosophy.
Many thanks to Michael Murphy for valuable and constructive suggestions during the planning and development stages of the lecture series and for co-ordinating numerous undertakings, and Kit Krieger for his advice and help in crystallizing ideas for community involvement.
To Dr. Krzysztof Olendzki, Consul General of the Republic of Poland for his unwavering support for promoting the philosophy of Dr. Janusz Korczak as a champion of children’s rights.
To Prof. Andrzej Wroblewski, Dr. Joanna Rotecka, and Nicole Ptinis for advice and discussions, Damian Skoczyk for the graphical design of the brochure, and to Jane Cua for creating and maintaining the website.
My special thanks are extended to the steering committee members, whose dedication and commitment were essential to the creation of this project. In particular I would like to thank the co-ordinators for their hard work in organizing their sessions and to the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada for their inspiration and involvement at every stage of the project.
The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada