OnThursday, September 28, 2006 in Ottawa, the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada held its first annual Family Policy Conference.
The one day session drew together Members of Parliament, senior Ministry staff, Non-Governmental Organizations and other groups and individuals.
Session I - Family in the 21st Century: What’s love got to do with it?
Paul Henderson - Maxim Institute
View Mr. Henderson's presentation here
Listen to Mr. Henderson's remarks here: Part 1, Part 2 and Q&A
Session II - The Birth Dearth: Where have all the babies gone?
Dr. Ian Dowbiggin - University of Prince Edward Island
View Dr. Dowbiggin's presentation here
Listen to Dr. Downbiggin's remarks here and his Q&A here
Session III - “The Revolution in Parenthood – The Emerging Global Clash Between Adult Rights and Children’s Needs”
Elizabeth Marquardt – Institute for American Values
Read Ms. Marquardt's paper, The Revolution in parenthood, here
Listen to Ms. Marquardt's remarks here: Part 1 and Part 2
Olivia Pratten – Speaker and Advocate – Rights of Artificial Insemination Children
Louis DeSerres – Co-Founder, Preserve Marriage – Protect Children’s Rights
Listen to Olivia Pratten's remarks here
Listen to Lois DeSerre's remarks here
Session IV - Reflections on Child Care Institution
Dr. Jay Belsky – University of London, Birkbeck College
Listen to Dr. Belsky's remarks here: Part 1, Part 2 and Q&A
View Dr. Belsky's papers
Effects of Child Care on Child Development in the USA
By Jay Belsky, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, Birkbeck University of London
Child-Care Effect Sizes for the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development American Psychologist February-March 2006
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network
Early Child Care and Children's Development in the Primary Grades: Follow-Up Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care American Educational Research Journal 2005
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network with Deborah Lowe Vandell
Tables for the above report