Law, Work and Family Care: A Symposium

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Join LEAF at the Law, Work and Family Care Symposium on February 17th and 18th, 2017 at York University in Toronto, ON.

About the Symposium:

This symposium brings together academics, lawyers, social scientists and policy makers to examine how law currently addresses the intersection between work and family care, and how it might be reshaped to better accommodate the realities and aspirations of 21st century families and workplaces.

When:

February 17th, 2017
8:45am – 4:45pm

February 18th, 2017
8:45am – 12:30pm

Where:

Osgoode Hall Law School
Ignat Kaneff Building, Room 1014
York University

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada

 

Sponsors:

symposium-sponsors Speakers and panels will address such topics as:

 

  • Framing the social program we are trying to solve
  • Identifying current family care deficits
  • Legal update on family status discrimination, care-giving and the Canadian workplace
  • Current government/policy responses to the family care crisis
  • Employers that “accommodate” and employers that don’t: mapping the current workplace scene
  • Care issues for aging workers
  • Working time and family life: looking at the intersection between family law and workplace law in Canada
  • Building security for precarious workers in the home-based care sector
  • The implications of Canada’s social policy architecture for gender, work and care
  • Legal and policy guidance supporting collaborative searches for family status accommodation in the workplace law
  • Is there a requirement of “self-accommodation”, and what are its implications?
  • What is family for purposes of family care?
  • Foster-parents, truth and reconciliation and kids in care
  • Non-standard and precarious work: the limitations of human rights law
  • The gendered nature of family care, and its implications for equality in the workplace
  • Challenging employer hegemony over work time and work scheduling
  • Thinking about alternative Legal frameworks: what can we learn from other countries?

 

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Lisa Addario, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Kevin Banks, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Stephanie Bernstein, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Kate Bezanson, Brock University
  • Gillian Calder, University of Victoria Faculty of Law
  • Anna Chapman, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • Richard Charney, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Marcella Daye, Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Manoj Dias-Abey, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Fay Faraday, Faraday Law: Visitor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Janet Fast, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta
  • Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, British Columbia Law Institute
  • Lyle Kanee, Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Donna Lero, Department of Family Relations and Nutrition, Unviersity of Guelph
  • Kendra Milne, West Coast LEAF
  • Sheila Osborne-Brown, Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Elizabeth Shilton, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Queen’s University Faculty of Law; McMurty Visiting Clinical Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Nora Spinks, Vanier Institute of the Family
  • Mathilde Valentini, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Allison Williams, CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health, McMaster University
  • Sue Yeandle, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield

Organizing Committee

Elizabeth Shilton, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, Queen’s University Faculty of Law; McMurty Visiting Clinical Fellow, Osgoode Hall Law School; Sara Slinn, Osgoode Hall Law School; Sheila Osborne-Brown, Canadian Human Rights Commission; Marcella Daye, Canadian Human Rights Commission; Kim Stanton, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.

Register Online:
http://events.queensu.ca/symposiumonlawworkandfamilycare

Click here to visit the Symposium Brochure & Registration Page