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January 24, 2018

Webinar Content: Changes to EI Special Benefits

Note: Originally published on November 7, 2017. With the recent changes to parental leave and EI Special Benefits in Canada, we’re highlighting this piece again since it provides context and data related to the ongoing discussion surrounding parental leave, work and families in Canada. Content and resources are now available from our November 1, 2017 […]

December 19, 2017

On the Move Event Highlights Research on Impacts of Employment-Related Mobility

Many Canadians travel long distances and are away from home for extended periods of time because of where or how they work. Some are away for weeks or even months at a time before returning home, and then the cycle repeats. On December 5, 2017, researchers and community members gathered to participate in a public […]

October 20, 2017

Lieutenant-Governor Janice Filmon Delivers Opening Remarks for Vanier Community Reception

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Her Honour The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, welcomed attendees at the Vanier Institute’s annual Community Reception at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Check against delivery Partners, supporters, leaders and friends of the Vanier Institute of the Family, members of the great extended […]

April 26, 2017

The Story of Canada’s Ethnocultural Diversity in Numbers

Canada’s history is characterized by diversity and complexity – a social reality that predates that nation itself, and one that is continually reflected in Canada’s ongoing family diversity. Understanding this diversity requires both research and conversation, and, since its founding, Statistics Canada has played a key role in facilitating evidence-based conversation through its world-renowned research […]

March 2, 2017

Vanier Institute and CHRC Host Roundtable on Workplace Diversity and Human Rights

On February 28, 2017, the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Human Rights Commission partnered to host the Canadian Work–Life Leadership Circle Roundtable on Workplace Diversity and Human Rights. This collaboration brought together Canadian leaders with an interest or involvement in work–life issues to enhance the ongoing conversation on work, life and family […]

January 24, 2017

Leaders Meet to Share Progress on Developing Military Literacy in Canada

(Ottawa, ON, January 24, 2017) Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, C.C., joined representatives of the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle yesterday, engaging with members to create resources to develop military literacy among professional associations and community organizations that will have a positive impact on the military and Veteran family experience. Her Excellency highlighted the […]

March 16, 2016

Human Rights Perspectives: Emerging Issues and Workplace Impacts

Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission The following was delivered by Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, at the Canadian Work–Life Leadership Circle Round Table on February 26, 2016. Hosted by the Vanier Institute of the Family and Alterna Savings, this event brought together employers and HR professionals […]

February 2, 2016

Supporting Canada’s Military and Veteran Families

Leaders from business, community organizations, government, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and military and Veteran families gathered in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum on January 29 for the second annual meeting of the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle to foster and strengthen relationships, to facilitate collaboration and to spark innovation in the […]

December 4, 2015

50th Anniversary Ends, Another 50 Years Begins

Anniversaries are a special time. They are milestones that provide us with an opportunity to pause and reflect, to respect and celebrate the past, to understand and appreciate the present, and to anticipate and prepare for the future. The Vanier Institute’s 50th anniversary year is now coming to an end. There has been much to […]

October 8, 2015

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. Attended by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, it was a special milestone for L’Arche and the Vanier Institute, both celebrating 50 years of service. Members of L’Arche discussed their experiences in their families of origin as […]