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  • International Day of Families 2018 Focuses on Families and Inclusive Societies

    On May 15 every year, International Day of Families provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the role families play in the lives of individuals, communities and society at large. Families in Canada are diverse, unique, complex and evolving. Recognizing and celebrating family diversity is essential to building a society in which all families can…

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  • Changes to Employment Insurance Program Coming in December 2017

    The Government of Canada announced today that pending changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program will come into effect on December 3, 2017, including a new 15-week caregiver benefit; a new benefit that will be accessible to immediate and extended family members of children who are critically ill; steps to simplify the process for acquiring…

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  • Dr. Alyson Mahar receives Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Alyson Mahar, recipient of the 2017 Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award! Each year, the Vanier Institute of the Family recognizes high-quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and Veteran family health with the Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award, delivered annually at Canadian Institute for…

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  • Exploring Families with Statistics Canada and the Vanier Institute

    In their most recent blog post, Statistics Canada discusses the Vanier Institute’s approach to exploring families and family experiences, as well as its role in enhancing the national understanding of families in Canada. “Statistics Canada data are vital to what we do and to all of the people and organizations that want, and are involved…

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  • School Counsellors Working with Military and Veteran Families

    The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), in partnership with the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle, have released the second in the series of awareness publications, School Counsellors Working with Military and Veteran Families. Canada’s military and Veteran families are highly diverse, and their unique perspectives enrich schools, communities and workplaces across the…

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  • Dr. Heidi Cramm receives Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Cramm, recipient of the 2016 Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award! Each year, the Vanier Institute of the Family recognizes high-quality Canadian research that increases our understanding of military and Veteran family health with the Colonel Russell Mann Military Family Health Research Award, delivered annually at Canadian Institute for…

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  • Family Physicians Working with Military Families

    (Vancouver, BC, November 9, 2016) Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan joined representatives of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle today to release a new resource called Family Physicians Working with Military Families for health professionals to enhance awareness of health care issues specific to…

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  • Community and Business Leaders Making a Difference for Canadian Military Families

    Diverse, resilient and strong, Canada’s military and Veteran families are a source of pride for the country and are an essential part of our nation’s family landscape. Today, military and Veteran families and leaders from business, community, government and the Canadian Armed Forces will gather at the second annual Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership…

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  • Dr. Alla Skomorovsky: Forum 2015 Colonel Russell Mann Award Recipient

    From November 24 to 26, 2015 the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) hosted Forum 2015, where researchers, clinicians, industry, government, students, military and retired Veterans gathered to mobilize knowledge and advance health research to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families. Forum 2015 allowed the research, military and Veteran…

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