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:

Anil Arora
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

Alisha Bowie
Aging Out Program Manager, Adoption Council of Canada

Carl Cadogan
CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region

Ann Douglas
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

Jan Kestle
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

Christian Paradis
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

Lisa Wolff
Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada

Tai Young
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)

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Published on January 30, 2019