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FAMILIES IN CANADA CONFERENCE 2019

MARCH 27 AND 28, 2019 | OTTAWA, ONTARIO

REGISTER NOW!

#FAM2019 E-NEWS SIGN-UP

#FAM2019 PRESENTERS AND ARTISTS

Susan Aglukark, OC
Aglukark Entertainment and Arctic Rose Foundation

David L. Albright, PhD
Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health
Director, Office for Military Families and Veterans, University of Alabama

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada

Rutha Astravas
Director, Employment Insurance Special Benefits, Employment and Social Development Canada

LCol Suzanne Bailey, MSM, CD, MSW
Senior Social Work Officer, Canadian Armed Forces

Natasha Bakht, MA, LLB, LLM
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Ada Barlatt, PEng, PhD
Founder and Senior Digital Collaboration Consultant, OperationsAlly (University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences)

Maya Basudde (MayaSpoken)
(ARTIST AND PANELLIST)

Spoken Word Artist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Deb Benard
Family Caregiver

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

Alisha Bowie
Aging Out Program Manager, Adoption Council of Canada

Carl Cadogan
CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region

Vidal “Johnny” Chavannes
Student, Jack Miner Public School

CMWC Uplands
(ARTIST)

Part of the Canadian Military Wives Choirs (CMWC)

Cate Cochran
Producer, CBC Radio

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ontario)
Associate Scientist, Strategic Initiatives
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

Dandelion Dance
(ARTIST)

Performance Company

Ann Douglas
Author, CBC Radio parenting columnist

Kieran B. Drachenberg
Student/Activist
Nunavut Arctic College

Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Nicola Fear
Director and Professor of Epidemiology,
King’s Centre for Military Health Research
King’s College London

Rayne Fisher-Quann
Executive Director, March for Our Education

Emily Glossop
Recreation Therapist, CHEO; Chairperson of the Board, Abilities Centre Ottawa

Mary Gordon, CM, ONL
Founder/President, Roots of Empathy

Naguib Gouda
Principal, Naguib Gouda Consulting

Anne Hollonds
Director, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Jack Jedwab, PhD
President/CEO, Association for Canadian Studies/
Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

Norah Keating
Director, Global Social Initiative on Ageing

Jan Kestle
President and CEO, Environics Analytics

Zayn Khamis
Sales Execution, Kraft Heinz

Dr. Chaya Kulkarni
Director, Infant Mental Health Promotion, Hospital for Sick Children

Martine Lagacé, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication
University of Ottawa

JC (Jean-Charles) Lalonde
Youth Justice Worker, Youth Services Bureau

Yeonjung Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Donna S. Lero, PhD
University Professor Emerita, Department of Family Relations

Rachel Margolis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Todd Nicholson, MSc
Five-Time Paralympian
Abilities Centre Ottawa

Edy-Claude Okalla Bana, PhD
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist,
Registered Psychotherapist, Humaine Harmonie

OrKidstra
(ARTIST)

Ottawa-based social development program

Christian Paradis
Acting Director, Families and Care Division,
Social Policy Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada

Liping Peng
Mental Health Worker, Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Rachael Pettigrew, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of General Management and Human Resources
Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

Parminder Raina, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

Farhat Rehman, MSM
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)
Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Bryan Smale, PhD
Professor and Director, Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo

Valerie Steeves, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Mark Stolow
CEO/President, Canadian Caregiver Network/Huddol

Lesley A. Tarasoff, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dat Tran
Executive Chef, Manotick Place Retirement Community

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, PhD
Professor and Director, Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University

Katie Christine Wellard
Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa

Hadi Wess
Founder/President, Syrian Youth Council of Ottawa

Lisa Wolff
Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada

Tai Young
Easter Seals Ontario Ambassador, WE Day Junior Co-Host

FAMILIES IN CANADA CONFERENCE 2019

MARCH 27 AND 28, 2019
OTTAWA, ONTARIO

REGISTER NOW!

#FAM2019 E-NEWS SIGNUP

 

#FAM2019 PRESENTERS AND ARTISTS

Susan Aglukark, OC
Aglukark Entertainment and Arctic Rose Foundation

David L. Albright, PhD
Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health
Director, Office for Military Families and Veterans, University of Alabama

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada

Rutha Astravas
Director, Employment Insurance Special Benefits, Employment and Social Development Canada

LCol Suzanne Bailey, MSM, CD, MSW
Senior Social Work Officer, Canadian Armed Forces

Natasha Bakht, MA, LLB, LLM
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Ada Barlatt, PEng, PhD
Founder and Senior Digital Collaboration Consultant, OperationsAlly (University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences)

Maya Basudde (MayaSpoken)
(ARTIST AND PANELLIST)

Spoken Word Artist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Deb Benard
Family Caregiver

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

Alisha Bowie
Aging Out Program Manager,
Adoption Council of Canada

Carl Cadogan
CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region

Vidal “Johnny” Chavannes
Student, Jack Miner Public School

CMWC Uplands
(ARTIST)

Part of the Canadian Military Wives Choirs (CMWC)

Cate Cochran
Producer, CBC Radio

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ontario)
Associate Scientist, Strategic Initiatives
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)

Dandelion Dance
(ARTIST)

Performance Company

Ann Douglas
Author, CBC Radio parenting columnist

Kieran B. Drachenberg
Student/Activist
Nunavut Arctic College

Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Minister of Families,
Children and Social Development

Nicola Fear
Director and Professor of Epidemiology,
King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London

Rayne Fisher-Quann
Executive Director, March for Our Education

Emily Glossop
Recreation Therapist, CHEO; Chairperson of the Board,
Abilities Centre Ottawa

Mary Gordon, CM, ONL
Founder/President, Roots of Empathy

Naguib Gouda
Principal, Naguib Gouda Consulting

Anne Hollonds
Director, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Jack Jedwab, PhD
President/CEO, Association for Canadian Studies/
Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

Norah Keating
Director, Global Social Initiative on Ageing

Jan Kestle
President and CEO,
Environics Analytics

Zayn Khamis
Sales Execution, Kraft Heinz

Dr. Chaya Kulkarni
Director, Infant Mental Health Promotion, Hospital for Sick Children

Martine Lagacé, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

JC (Jean-Charles) Lalonde
Youth Justice Worker, Youth Services Bureau

Yeonjung Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Donna S. Lero, PhD
University Professor Emerita, Department of Family Relations

Rachel Margolis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario

Todd Nicholson, MSc
Five-Time Paralympian
Abilities Centre Ottawa

Edy-Claude Okalla Bana, PhD
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist,
Registered Psychotherapist,
Humaine Harmonie

OrKidstra
(ARTIST)

Ottawa-based social development program

Christian Paradis
Acting Director, Families and Care Division, Social Policy Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada

Liping Peng
Mental Health Worker, Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Rachael Pettigrew, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of General Management and Human Resources, Bissett School of Business,
Mount Royal University

Parminder Raina, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University

Farhat Rehman, MSM
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS), Ottawa Chapter,
Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Bryan Smale, PhD
Professor and Director, Canadian Index of Wellbeing, University of Waterloo

Valerie Steeves, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Mark Stolow
CEO/President, Canadian Caregiver Network/Huddol

Lesley A. Tarasoff, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dat Tran
Executive Chef, Manotick Place Retirement Community

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, PhD
Professor and Director, Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University

Katie Christine Wellard
Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa

Hadi Wess
Founder/President, Syrian Youth Council of Ottawa

Lisa Wolff
Director, Policy and Education, UNICEF Canada

Tai Young
Easter Seals Ontario Ambassador, WE Day Junior Co-Host

ABOUT THE EVENT

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 events co-hosted by university partners across the country.

This is more than just a conference. It’s a national, pan-Canadian catalytic event where individuals and organizations that study, serve and support families will focus on this year’s theme – 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? – to create a Family Well-Being Index, Family Researchers Network, Social Policy Monitor and more!