Does Canada Work for all Generations?

UNICEF ranks Canada among the very worst industrialized countries when it comes to investing in families.

  • Household incomes have flat-lined
  • Housing prices have skyrocketed
  • The generation raising young kids does not access its share of economic growth


Dr. Paul Kershaw argues, “We all need a New Deal for Families if we want Canada to work for all generations.”


The YMCA of Greater Toronto and the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs are pleased to co-present Dr. Kershaw’s discussion and views about his report Does Canada Work for all Generations?



About Dr. Paul Kershaw

Dr. Paul Kershaw is a farmer morning and night.  By day, he is an academic, public speaker, media contributor and volunteer.  In these latter roles, he is one of Canada’s leading thinkers about family policy, receiving two national prizes from the Canadian Political Science Association for his research.  “Armed with a laptop and a raft of statistics.”   At the University of British Columbia, in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, Kershaw is the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) Scholar of Social Care, Citizenship and the Determinants of Health.

Seating is limited, so please register:

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Location: Central YMCA

Address: 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto ON, M4Y 2V5 (see Google Map)

Time: 6:30pm– 9:00 pm

Schedule of Events

6:30-6:45 -- Sandwiches and refreshments

6:45-7:30 -- Dr. Kershaw’s presentation

7:30-7:45 -- Q&A

7:45-8:00 -- Break

8:00-9:00  -- Have Your Say- Group Discussion about implications and actions that can be taken

Admission: Free

Free Childcare, Wheelchair Accessible, Drinks & Snacks


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