Chief Executive Officer and Team Lead
As Chief Executive Officer at the Vanier Institute, Nora works with individuals and organizations that study, serve and support families to mobilize knowledge and enhance the national understanding of families in Canada. A well-known keynote speaker and author, Nora is a sought-after guest on television and radio, where she regularly provides the “family lens” to issues of importance to Canadians.
Nora has dedicated her career to creating innovative policies and programs focusing on health and well-being, caregiving, workplace flexibility and work–life harmony, having served as an advisor and consultant to leaders in business, law, labour, government and community. A strategic leader, Nora has contributed to the success of a variety of federal, provincial, community and workplace programs across diverse sectors, industries and professions.
Recognized internationally as a leader in families and work, Nora is a recipient of many awards celebrating her contribution to workplaces and communities across Canada. Nora has been appointed to the National Seniors Council (2018) and the Expert Panel on Early Learning and Child Care Data and Research (2019), and serves on the Ministerial Advisory group on families for Veterans Affairs Canada.