Vanier Institute Update: September 2021

We’re back, recharged and refreshed after a much welcomed summer break! Like many families, we’re looking forward to a fresh new season. In this fall edition of InfoVanier, we explore the physical and mental well-being of the diverse members of Canadian families. We also take a look at the Calls to Action in Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

This issue is packed with insights from our partners in research.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Share your feedback at [email protected].

What’s Happening

Mary Simon is appointed as the new Governor General of Canada

Congratulations to Mary Simon, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., O.Q., C.D., on being appointed as the 30th Governor General of Canada!

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Simon served as a member of the Vanier Institute’s Board of Directors. An Inuk leader and former diplomat, Ms. Simon has been an advocate for Inuit rights and culture in Canada and abroad for more than 40 years. She has represented the Inuit to the Government of Canada and the United Nations, and has served in diverse roles throughout her career, including Canadian Ambassador for Circumpolar Affairs and Canadian Ambassador to Denmark.

We look forward to Ms. Simon’s leadership and continuing to work with the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.

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What’s New

What We’re Reading

What’s in the Media

  • Back to the Future. Toronto Sun article featuring Nathan Battams, Vanier Institute of the Family.

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