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Families, Mobility and Work Atlantic Canadian Symposium

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University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Ave

Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

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Are you working with families that are separated due to employment in oil and gas, construction, trucking, health care, forestry, the military, fishing, agriculture, education, tourism, or some other type of work? Or are you part of a family impacted by this type of employment?

If so, join us at the Mobility, and Work Atlantic Canadian Symposium on May 15-17, 2018 at the University of Prince Edward Island in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI. This event will facilitate dialogue and sharing between those studying, serving and supporting families who are experiencing work-related mobility with a focus on leading and emerging policy and practices at home, at work, and in the community.

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Tuesday May 15, 2018
5:30 - 6:00 Registration
6:30 - 8:30 Opening Pleanary and Welcome Reception (hot & cold hors d'oeuvres)

Wednesday May 16, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 Additional registration
9:30 - 4:30 Presentation, panels, discussions (breaks and lunch provided)
6:30 - 8:30 Conference Dinner

Thursday May 17, 2018
9:00 - 3:30 Presentations, discussion groups, reflections and closing (breaks and lunch provided)

For further details of agendas and information please visit: https://familiesandmobility.upei.ca

Themes for discussion will include:

In the Home:
1. What role does work-related mobility play in family planning, conception/fertility, and parenthood?
2. How is parenting and child care, caregiving and elder care, or care for persons with disabilities, impacted by employment-related geographical mobility? How are these care relationships impacted by extended absence due to mobility for work?
3. How does coming to Atlantic Canada for temporary work impact international labour migrants and their families who reside in their place of origin?

In the Workplace:
4. How are labour and professional organizations and employers accommodating family status in response to extended absences?
5. In what ways do precarious employment or atypical work schedules combine with work-related mobility to impact the familial and individual well-being of mobile workers?

In the Community:
6. How does mobility impact the communities that mobile workers live in/leave from and work in/go to? How does this reverberate back to impact their families?
7. How are diverse health care professionals, community service providers, educators, spiritual advisors/faith leaders and others, responding and adapting to best meet the needs of families affected by extended commuting for work?

The Symposium is being organized by the SSHRC-funded Tale of Two Islands and On the Move Partnership research projects and in collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family, the University of Prince Edward Island and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Funding for this event has been received through a SSHRC Connections Grant.

For more information please contact familiesandmobility@gmail.com

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