Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks to Deliver 2016 Harshman Lecture

On February 23, 2016, Vanier Institute of the Family CEO Nora Spinks will be presenting this year’s Harshman Lecture at the University of Guelph.

In her lecture, Families in Canada: Complex, Dynamic […]

Courage Through Conversation

Ann Douglas

In June 2015, best-selling parenting and health author Ann Douglas closed the Families in Canada Conference 2015 with some thoughts on family, resilience and the power of conversation. Her insights provided an inspirational conclusion […]

The National Families in Canada Listening Tour

In June 2014, the Vanier Institute of the Family launched the national Families in Canada Listening Tour at L’Arche Ottawa, a cousin organization founded by Jean Vanier – son of Vanier Institute founders General The […]

Andrew Solomon – Diversity, Difference, Disability and Families

On June 10, 2015, award-winning author and lecturer Andrew Solomon delivered a powerful keynote presentation at the Families in Canada Conference 2015 about diversity, difference and disability through the family lens. In his address, Solomon […]

Respect, Reconciliation, Resilience: Phil Fontaine and Archbishop James Weisgerber in Conversation

During the Families in Canada Conference 2015, the Vanier Institute of the Family invited former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Phil Fontaine and former President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic […]