On behalf of the Vanier Institute of the Family, CEO Nora Spinks extends congratulations to Ms. Julie Payette on her appointment as the 29th Governor General of Canada. Her esteemed career and history of accomplishment serve as an inspiration to Canadians of all ages and backgrounds, and we look forward to her leadership as Canada moves beyond its 150th anniversary into a bright future.

Founded in 1965 by His Excellency General The Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier, the Vanier Institute of the Family is a national, independent, charitable organization dedicated to understanding the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Canada. In our work to realize the Vaniers’ vision, we offer access to a range of publications, research initiatives, presentations and social media content to enhance the national understanding of how families interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic, environmental and cultural forces.

Throughout their tenure, we have worked closely with Their Excellencies, The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston in a variety of settings to facilitate the work of those who study, serve and support Canada’s diverse families. We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship between the Vanier Institute and the Office of the Governor General.


Published on July 14, 2017