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March 16, 2021

Event: Experiences in Caregiving During COVID‑19

March 16, 2021 WEBINAR: Experiences in Caregiving During COVID-19: What Have We Learned? Date: April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET National Caregivers Day is on April 6, when we recognize Canadians who care for others. On April 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks will be moderating a public webinar on […]

May 22, 2020

Family Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Conference Transcript

May 22, 2020 On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Vanier Institute of the Family and the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network hosted an online conference focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada coinciding with International Day of Families. The English transcript for this event appears below.   SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS […]

May 21, 2019

Webinar Content: Understanding the Parental Sharing Benefit and the Caregiving Benefits

On May 14, 2019, the Vanier Institute of the Family hosted a public webinar for HR professionals, labour representatives and employers on the parental sharing benefit and the caregiving benefits in Canada, focused on effectively managing family leaves within workplaces. Andrew Brown (Director General, Employment Insurance Policy) and Rutha Astravas (Director, Employment Insurance Special Benefits) […]

April 30, 2019

MayaSpoken – #FAM2019 Performance

On March 27, 2019, spoken word artist MayaSpoken performed two pieces at the Families in Canada Conference 2019, We Shall Rise and When You Were Born. Maya Basudde (MayaSpoken) is an award-winning spoken word artist, author, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and program facilitator. Since winning her first poetry slam in 2015, in which she shared her story of […]

April 18, 2019

The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston – #FAM2019 Welcome Message

The Right Honourable David Johnston, PC CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRCPSC, former Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston Welcome Message, Families in Canada Conference 2019 (March 27, 2019)   We were delighted to receive an invitation to the Vanier Institute’s Families in Canada Conference 2019, though our schedules unfortunately did not allow us to be […]

April 9, 2019

Anil Arora – #FAM2019 Keynote Address

Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada Keynote Address, Families in Canada Conference 2019 Delivered in Ottawa, Ontario on March 27, 2019   I would first like to thank the Vanier Institute of the Family for inviting me to participate in this timely and important conference. I am pleased to be here today among you to […]

April 8, 2019

Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos – #FAM2019 Opening Remarks

Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Opening Remarks, Families in Canada Conference 2019 (Check Against Delivery) Delivered in Ottawa, Ontario on March 27, 2019   Hello everyone, I would like to say that it is a privilege for me to join you today on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people, […]

October 19, 2018

International Symposium on Employment-Related Geographical Mobility (November 2018 event)

On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in Canada and Beyond will bring together researchers, students and community partners from across the On the Move Partnership team and elsewhere to St. John’s, NL, to discuss research findings, dissemination and plans for the future. The symposium will be held in St. John’s, NL, from November 18 to 21, […]

March 9, 2018

Families, Mobility, and Work Atlantic Canada Symposium (May 2018)

Do you work with families that are separated due to employment in oil and gas, construction, trucking, health care, forestry, the military, fishing, agriculture, education, tourism or some other type of employment? Are you part of a family impacted by this type of employment? From May 15 to 17, 2018, the Families, Mobility, and Work […]