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August 27, 2015

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 interweaves personal experiences, research and interviews with parents to demonstrate how diversity, difference and even adversity can strengthen loving bonds […]

August 13, 2015

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 Bishops Archbishop V. James Weisgerber to discuss their personal journeys toward reconciliation and becoming family, and their insights on the […]

July 23, 2015

Governor General David Johnston at the Families in Canada Conference 2015

On June 10, 2015, His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston launched the Families in Canada Conference 2015 with opening remarks about families and family life in Canada, past, present and future. Their insights provided an inspirational beginning to this historic event. Watch the full opening remarks […]