This webinar will highlight the key findings of the joint research project of UNESCO and the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network. Chaired by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Former Governor General of Canada & Former Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Since the outbreak of the contagion there has been a considerable decline in the numbers of immigrants coming to Canada. Opportunities for renewing Canada’s commitment to immigration have emerged, and questions around the sustainability of Canada’s complex migration policies have been highlighted. With this objective in mind, the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network and Metropolis Canada will be holding a virtual summit on the critical issues confronting Canadians.
This online conference will have a national scope and provide educators a unique opportunity to connect with history and social science teachers from across the country as we face the many challenges of teaching in the COVID-19 era.
In this time of social strife and pandemic, Canadians need to unite more than ever to overcome our challenges and differences. Stories of Hope: A Celebration of Canada, will bring together online over two dozen voices with inspiring stories.
The online conference will feature some of Canada’s leading experts assessing anti-racist policies and practices as well as present new data on perceptions about systemic racism on the part of Canadians with a special focus on the views of the country’s racialized communities and Indigenous Peoples.
During this online conference, new data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented, problems resulting from the lack of data will be discussed and participants will share insights as to how well Indigenous peoples and communities are managing through this crisis and in their ongoing efforts to ensure capacity, preparedness and resilience.
In this online conference, new data on the state of mental health in Canada will be presented and some of the country’s leading mental health experts will provide insights into how well Canada is managing the crisis and speak to best practices as we go forward.
North America’s economic success is very closely tied to the movement of people and goods across secure borders. The spread of COVID-19 has seen unprecedented measures aimed at curtailing cross border travel as well as a virtual halt to international migration.
This virtual press conference will share insights from the survey of over 1,000 youth from across Canada, highlighting the significant implications of the COVID-19 crisis on the lives of Canada’s young people.
Hear how families are responding to being “safe at home,” how they are impacted by the government’s response measures, and how those who serve and support families are adjusting and adapting.