Nora Spinks

Nora SpinksNora joined the Vanier Institute in 2011, where she currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Throughout her career, Nora has engaged the research community to mobilize knowledge and connect those who study, serve and support Canada’s diverse families. She has expanded the Vanier Institute’s reach by speaking at many community and corporate events, on social media, through Vanier Institute publications, such as Transition magazine, and in the media through her many appearances on TV and the radio.

Nora has spent more than 25 years engaging organizations from many sectors as well as business, labour, government and community leaders across Canada and abroad to strengthen families, create productive and supportive work environments, and build healthy communities.

Nora has assisted in the development of a variety of unique federal, provincial, community and corporate programs that focus on employee health and well-being, family care, workplace flexibility and work–life harmony.

Nora is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Canada 125 Award for Exemplary Community Service, the Workplace Wellness Pioneer of the Year Award and the Learning Partnership Volunteer of the Year Award.

Nora and her husband together raised two amazing children and enjoy the pleasure of two loving grandchildren and a wonderful extended family.