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!
Presenters and performers include:
Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada
Natasha Bakht, MA, LLB, LLM
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Dr. Raj Bhatla, MD, FRCPC, DABPN
Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Simona Bignami, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Demography, Université de Montréal
Maya Basudde (MayaSpoken)
Spoken Word Artist, Author, Keynote Speaker
Aging Out Program Manager, Adoption Council of Canada
CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region
Author, CBC Radio parenting columnist
Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Mary Gordon, CM, ONL
Founder/President, Roots of Empathy
President and CEO, Environics Analytics
Dr. Chaya Kulkarni
Director, Infant Mental Health Promotion, Hospital for Sick Children
Donna S. Lero, PhD
University Professor Emerita, Department of Family Relations, University of Guelph
Rachel Margolis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario
Edy-Claude Okalla Bana, PhD
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, Humaine Harmonie
Acting Director, Families and Care Division, Social Policy Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada
Rachael Pettigrew, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of General Management and Human Resources
Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University
Farhat Rehman, MSM
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)
Lesley A. Tarasoff, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto Scarborough
Katie Christine Wellard
Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies
Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada
Easter Seals Ontario Ambassador, WE Day Junior Co-Host
More to come – stay tuned!
University of Guelph Hosting #FAM2019 Satellite Event
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the Live Work Well Research Centre at the University of Guelph will be hosting a satellite event for the Families in Canada Conference 2019! (LEARN MORE)
#FAM2019 Sponsor: Family Psychology Section of the CPA
Family Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is a sponsor of the Families in Canada Conference 2019! (LEARN MORE)
- #FAM2019 Sponsor: Family Psychology Section of the CPA. Announcement (350 words).
- University of Guelph Hosting #FAM2019 Satellite Event. Announcement (150 words).
- REGISTER NOW for the Families in Canada Conference 2019! Announcement (600 words).
- Review: Co-Parenting from the Inside Out: Voices of Moms and Dads. Article (1,500 words).
What We’re Reading
- Relatives or Rentals? Secondary Suites Through a Multigenerational Family Lens (Pernille Goodbrand, Tamara Humphrey and Jyoti Gondek, The Canadian Geographer)
- The Global Gender Gap Report 2018 (World Economic Forum)
- Study: Are the Career Prospects of Postsecondary Graduates Improving? (Statistics Canada)
- Protecting the Workers of the Future with Portable Benefits (Institute for Research on Public Policy)
- Changing Sibling Relationships After Parents’ Death: The Role of Solidarity and Kinkeeping (Matthijs Kalmijn and Thomas Leopold, Journal of Marriage and Family)
What’s in the Media
- When Dining Out, It’s Hard to Go Quietly. Outlook for the Bay Boomer and Beyond… by the Bay article featuring the Vanier Institute.
- How Is Canada Taking Care of Its Veterans? Rehab and Community Care article featuring research from A Snapshot of Military and Veteran Families in Canada.
- Les grands-parents : une influence positive sur les enfants. Le Quotidien article featuring research from A Snapshot of Grandparents in Canada.
- Active Baby Boomers Rewrite the Retirement Myth. The Globe and Mail article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- The Parent Trap or the Pay-Rent Trap? Census Data Shows a Millennial Divide. The Hamilton Spectator article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- A Third of Toronto’s Young Adults Live with Their Parents. Here’s How Bloor West Compares to the Bridle Path, and More. The Star article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- In Quebec, Family Caregivers Are Demanding Real Change. They Just Might Get It. CBC Radio article featuring research from A Snapshot of Family Caregiving and Work in Canada.
- Proposed Ontario Childcare Rebate Could Lead to Influx of Working Mothers: Report. Benefits Canada article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- La désintégration de la famille, ses causes et ses répercussions négatives sur la société et sur les enfants. JiL Scientific Research Center article featuring Contemporary Family Trends research.
- A Year After It Was Introduced, New Parents Are Struggling to Afford the 18-Month Maternity Leave. The Globe and Mail article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Ontario-based Firm Announces Services for Divorce Mediation in Vaughan. Digital Journal article featuring research from Changes to the Divorce Act Aim to Strengthen the Canadian Family Justice System.
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Published on January 30, 2019