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Save the Date notice for the Families in Canada Conference

Families in Canada Conference 2019

On March 27 and 28, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, 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 the country.

Guided by this year’s theme – THINK BIG! – diverse leaders from multiple fields and disciplines who study, serve and support families will gather at this unique and inclusive series of events for two days of knowledge-sharing and catalytic conversation.

Mother and toddler

Not all Parents Benefit from Canada's Parental Leave Program

TVO's current affairs blog recently addressed the disparities in income support for new parents in Canada. As the blog notes, historically Canada has compared favourably to "its OECD peers when it comes to parental leave," and in December 2017, the Canadian government further expanded its parental leave program. 

The City of Guelph, where the Accessibility Advisory Committee is based

Deborah Stienstra to Serve on the Guelph Accessibility Advisory Committee

The City of Guelph has recently appointed Deborah Stienstra to serve on its Accessibility Advisory Committee for 2018. The Commitee provides vision and direction to staff and Council regarding the removal of barriers that exist within Municipal services, practices and programs. 

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