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Pan-Canadian Families in Canada Conference at UPEI

W.A. Murphy Student Centre at UPEI
W.A. Murphy Student Centre at UPEI - UPEI

UPEI will host the “Think BIG! Exploring Issues and Opportunities to Promote Family Well-being on Prince Edward Island” event in the W.A. Murphy Centre’s McMillan Hall, today and tomorrow.

This event is part of the Vanier Institute of the Family’s pan-Canadian Families in Canada Conference 2019 (#FAM2019) ( that will be taking place in Ottawa and simultaneously at seven co-hosting university partners across the country.

The UPEI event is open to people who study, serve or support families locally and nationally.

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At UPEI, panelists will explore six themes, including early childhood development—the first five years; the importance of strong families in the development of youth; evolution in forms of families; changes in family structures; the impact of socioeconomic and cultural changes on families; and challenges facing family members when a family ends or experiences significant loss.
The conference will also include the opening keynote and panel of the national conference today via livestreaming, as well as the closing panel and conference summary on March 28. There will also be a reception, panels at UPEI and a roundtable discussion.

On March 29, the symposium is about grandparents raising their grandchildren and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance at the symposium is included in the registration fee for the conference.

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