On March 27 and 28, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario, the Vanier Institute of the Family will host the Families in Canada Conference 2019 (#FAM2019) – a national, pan-Canadian conference held simultaneously with satellite events co-hosted by university partners across Canada.

Join delegates from across the country who study, serve and support families for two days of knowledge-sharing and catalytic conversation!

#FAM2019 presenters include:

Rutha Astravas
Director, Employment Insurance Special Benefits, Employment and Social Development Canada

Simona Bignami, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Demography, Université de Montréal

Alisha Bowie
Aging Out Program Manager, Adoption Council of Canada

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ontario)
Associate Scientist, Strategic Initiatives, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

Kieran B. Drachenberg
Student/Activist, Nunavut Arctic College

Emily Glossop
Recreation Therapist, CHEO; Chairperson of the Board, Abilities Centre Ottawa

Jack Jedwab, PhD
President/CEO, Association for Canadian Studies/Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

Todd Nicholson, MSc
Five-Time Paralympian, Abilities Centre Ottawa

Liping Peng
Mental Health Worker, Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Parminder Raina, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

Valerie Steeves, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Hadi Wess
Founder/President, Syrian Youth Council of Ottawa

View full list of #FAM2019 presenters

#FAM2019 Sponsor: AGE-WELL

AGE-WELL is a pan-Canadian network that brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians.

#FAM2019 Sponsor: Military Family Services

Military Family Services (MFS) manages the Military Family Services Program (MFSP) on behalf of the Department of National Defence. MFSP contributes to the operational effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) by strengthening CAF families and communities.

Learn more about #FAM2019 partners and sponsors

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Published on February 28, 2019