Forum - Partners in Public Policy: A New Deal for Families
When: February 2, 2012, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
There is a generational crisis in Canada. Today’s parents are spending more time in the labour market than any generation before them; yet average household incomes have flat-lined over the last 40 years. Meanwhile, housing prices across
the country have nearly doubled – creating a primary source of wealth for Boomers but a worrisome (or unthinkable) level of debt for young families. And, there are not enough quality, affordable child care services to help families balance
caring and earning. The solution? A New Deal for Families with young children.
Panelists will share the story of how this solution has evolved from inquiry, to research and action, as well as insights into the roles we can all have in further advancing the momentum.
Posted:Jan. 18, 2012, 2 p.m.