Memorial University of Newfoundland Satellite Event
Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus
Rooms B2007, B2007a, B2007b
Signal Hill, St. John’s, NL A1A 1B3
On March 27 and 28, 2019, Memorial University of Newfoundland will be hosting a satellite event for the Families in Canada Conference 2019!
REGISTER TODAY! (Select the satellite event location in the registration form.)
Geographical mobility and immobility are integral parts of daily life that affect us all. One of the key challenges for families is managing the diverse and divergent responsibilities of individual family members related to work, school, community involvement, recreation and other activities.
This can be particularly complex for some families, such as those who need to travel far from home for often prolonged periods in order to access education, work or health care (such as with many Indigenous people living in Newfoundland and Labrador); people who need to move frequently as part of their job and career (e.g. military, police); families living with disability; families new to Canada; families experiencing violence; and more.
Memorial University’s Families in Canada Conference 2019 satellite event will focus on Families and Mobility, where catalytic conversations will be fostered and facilitated among diverse delegates, including mobile workers, immigrants, First Nations, Inuit, military personnel, veterans, public safety personnel, survivors of domestic violence and people with disabilities, as well as those who study mobility and families among these groups, and those who serve and support them.
By bringing together this wealth of knowledge, this event will spark conversation on commonalities and divergences in the mobility experiences of these groups to inform public policy, and will inspire new areas of research and collaboration to help improve the lives of those who are most affected by the challenges and opportunities created through mobility.
The satellite event at Memorial University will be co-hosted in collaboration with the On the Move Partnership, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment, Military Families Resource Centre and the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation.
Space is limited – don’t miss this exciting opportunity!