We hope everyone had a wonderful summer with family, friends and community. It was a busy season at the Vanier Institute of the Family, as we continued sharing news, research and publications on modern families and family life in Canada.
Looking forward, there’s much excitement in the air as preparations are under way for the Families in Canada Conference 2019 that will be held on March 27 and 28, 2019.
FAMILIES IN CANADA CONFERENCE 2019 (#FAM2019)
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the Vanier Institute of the Family will host the Families in Canada Conference 2019 – a national, pan-Canadian conference with simultaneous satellite regional conferences co-hosted by university partners across Canada.
This unique and inclusive series of events will bring together people with lived experiences and diverse leaders from across the country who study, serve and support families in Canada for two days of knowledge-sharing and catalytic conversation.
The theme is THINK BIG: How can we use big data to inform and inspire big ideas to have a big impact on family well-being in Canada?
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS, ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS: The Vanier Institute is currently seeking proposals and abstracts from those who study (e.g. researchers, knowledge mobilizers), serve (e.g. elected officials, community leaders), and/or support families (e.g. service providers, front-line workers). Presentations must focus on a theme/topic related to families and family life or family experiences, expectations and aspirations, and should aim to inform and inspire conference delegates in their work. LEARN MORE
Website and registration will open soon!
STAY UP TO DATE ON #FAM2019:
– DOWNLOAD the Save the Date #FAM2019 postcard
– ACCESS the Call for Presentations, Abstracts and Posters
– SIGN UP for the #FAM2019 e-newsletter
– FOLLOW the #FAM2019 hashtag
– LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE the #FAM2019 general page on Facebook
– SIGN UP and SHARE the #FAM2019 event on Facebook
– FOLLOW the #FAM2019 LinkedIn Showcase Page
– CONTACT #FAM2019 Conference Coordination
- Former Vanier Institute Director Daurene Lewis honoured in Annapolis Royal, NS. Announcement, news (300 words).
- Statistics Canada: 100 Years and Counting (December 2018 Vanier co-hosted event). Announcement, Call for proposals (300 words).
- Save the Date: Families in Canada Conference 2019. Announcement, news (200 words).
- Work and Family: The Impact of Mobility, Scheduling and Precariousness by Elise Thorburn, PhD. Publication (4,000 words).
- Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks Appointed to National Seniors Council. Announcement, news (350 words).
- New Resource: What Does the Term “Military Family” Mean? Announcement, publication (350 words).
- Institutionally “Chosen Families”: Supportive or Counterproductive? by Chloe Brown. Publication (1,500 words).
- Sandee Lovas: Polyamory, Diversity and Family Life. Publication (2,000 words).
- Facts and Stats: Divorce, Separation and Uncoupling in Canada. News, publication (1,500 words).
What We’re Reading
- Domestic Violence Goes to Work (Pamela Cross, Canadian Women’s Foundation)
- Association Between Social Support and Mental Health Conditions in Treatment-Seeking Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces Personnel (Felicia Ketcheson, Lisa King and J. Don Richardson, Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health)
- End-of-Life Healthcare Experiences of Indigenous People and Ethnic Minorities: The Example of Canada (Carrie Bourassa in R.D. MacLeod and L. Van den Block, Eds., Textbook of Palliative Care)
- Curiosity, Interdisciplinarity, and Giving Back (Rosemary E. Ommer, ICES Journal of Marine Science)
- Mental Health Indicators Among Pregnant Aboriginal Women in Canada: Results from the Maternity Experiences Survey (Chantal Nelson et al., Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada)
- La démographie au cours des cinquante dernières années : l’évolution de la discipline et l’analyse des changements des comportements de la société québécoise (Jacques Légaré, Les Conférences Gérard-Parizeau, 15e conférence, série HEC Montréal)
- Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines (Public Health Agency of Canada, June 2018).
What’s in the Media
- Minister Tassi and Minister Petitpas Taylor Announce New National Seniors Council Members. Government of Canada media release featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- The New Old Age: Longevity Is Now Our Reality. Are We Ready for It? The Walrus article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Living in a Multi-generational Home Is Often a Question of Culture. Montreal Gazette article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- Growing Old in Canada: News and Reports from RCI. Radio Canada International research roundup featuring research from Grandparent Health and Family Well-Being.
- 20 Fascinating Stats About Twins. Moms.com article featuring research from Multiple Births in Canada (2017 Update).
- Polyamory Is a World of “Infinite” Love. But How Do the Relationships Work? Global News article featuring research from the Vanier Institute.
- National and International Experts to Gather in Melbourne for Families Conference. Australian Government article featuring Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks.
- State of the Union: How Alternative Relationships Are Reshaping Love in Canada. Global News article featuring research from the Vanier Institute.
- What Fate Awaits Our Treasured Monarchy? Troy Media article featuring the Vanier Institute.
- TYLER, Lillian Rebecca. Calgary Herald obituary of former Vanier Institute Board Member Lillian Rebecca Tyler.
- Connect with Flamborough Connects for caregiver support. Flamborough Review article featuring research from In Focus: Senior Caregivers in Canada.
- What’s in a Name? The Aquinian article featuring Vanier Institute co-founder Mme Pauline Vanier.
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Published on September 28, 2018