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Virtual Event: Child Care in Canada Canadian Club of Toronto

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Women’s workforce participation has declined over the past year but the federal government’s commitment to big investments in child care aims to reverse that trajectory. We’ve been down this road before, why is Canada wide child care so difficult to achieve? What’s different this time? What could a system look like and how will it benefit children, parents and the economy? Join Canada Club Toronto to hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of Canada wide child care and early childhood education. This panel will be hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto and feature an introduction from CEO, Medhat Mahdy and will be moderated by Michelle Eaton, VP of Public Affairs at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and will include:

Dr. Emis Akbari, Professor and Program Coordinator, the School of Early Childhood, George Brown College
Dr. Kate Bezanson, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Brock University
Jean François Perrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Worker

Biography:

Dr. Emis Akbari, Professor and Program Coordinator, the School of Early Childhood, George Brown College

Dr. Emis Akbari is a professor and program coordinator at the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, and Senior Policy Fellow at the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at OISE at the University of Toronto.

She is a behavioural neurobiologist by training and specializes in early adversity.

She evaluates policy provisions at all levels of government within early learning and child care, and is the co author of The Early Childhood Education Report.

This report provides a snapshot of provincial and territorial preschool services and performance on quality criteria including access, investments, and learning environments in early education.

She is committed to evidence based changes in policy and its connections to improving child and family outcome.

Dr. Kate Bezanson, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Brock University

Dr. Kate Bezanson is Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University as well as a Faculty Research Fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy, GATE, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She works in the areas of social and family policy, gender, social reproduction/care, constitutional law, political economy, and federalism, and is co investigator on a 7 year, $2.5 million partnership grant investigating the best policy mix for Canadian families. She strives to bridge academic research with practicable policy approaches, and to translate this work for general audiences. Her analysis and commentary have appeared in Canadian and international print, radio and television media such as CBC, Globe and Mail, New York Times, National Post, and CTV.

Jean François Perrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Jean François Perrault joined Scotiabank on December 31, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His educational background includes Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Worker

Armine Yalnizyan is the Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Fu

Women’s workforce participation has declined over the past year but the federal government’s commitment to big investments in child care aims to reverse that trajectory. We’ve been down this road before, why is Canada wide child care so difficult to achieve? What’s different this time? What could a system look like and how will it benefit children, parents and the economy? Join Canada Club Toronto to hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of Canada wide child care and early childhood education. This panel will be hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto and feature an introduction from CEO, Medhat Mahdy and will be moderated by Michelle Eaton, VP of Public Affairs at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and will include:

Dr. Emis Akbari, Professor and Program Coordinator, the School of Early Childhood, George Brown College
Dr. Kate Bezanson, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Brock University
Jean François Perrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Worker

Biography:

Dr. Emis Akbari, Professor and Program Coordinator, the School of Early Childhood, George Brown College

Dr. Emis Akbari is a professor and program coordinator at the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, and Senior Policy Fellow at the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at OISE at the University of Toronto.

She is a behavioural neurobiologist by training and specializes in early adversity.

She evaluates policy provisions at all levels of government within early learning and child care, and is the co author of The Early Childhood Education Report.

This report provides a snapshot of provincial and territorial preschool services and performance on quality criteria including access, investments, and learning environments in early education.

She is committed to evidence based changes in policy and its connections to improving child and family outcome.

Dr. Kate Bezanson, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Brock University

Dr. Kate Bezanson is Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University as well as a Faculty Research Fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy, GATE, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She works in the areas of social and family policy, gender, social reproduction/care, constitutional law, political economy, and federalism, and is co investigator on a 7 year, $2.5 million partnership grant investigating the best policy mix for Canadian families. She strives to bridge academic research with practicable policy approaches, and to translate this work for general audiences. Her analysis and commentary have appeared in Canadian and international print, radio and television media such as CBC, Globe and Mail, New York Times, National Post, and CTV.

Jean François Perrault, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Jean François Perrault joined Scotiabank on December 31, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments.

Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His educational background includes Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Worker

Armine Yalnizyan is the Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Fu

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