Fatherhood Matters in the Early Years will give an opportunity to focus on supporting and engaging fathers with relevant and effective services, programs, or resources. Our goal is to help provide fathers with the knowledge and support needed around the healthy development of children.

Feb 28 (Day 1)

8:30      Registration and breakfast

9:00      Welcome

9:15      Dr. Theresa Tam (Chief Medical Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada)

9:30      Keynote: Dr. Stuart Shanker

10:30    Reflection discussion

10:45    Break

11:00    Workshop series A

12:15    Lunch

1:15      Dads panel, hosted by Ed Gough (Young & Potential Fathers  - Toronto)

2:15      Break

2:30      Workshop series B

4:00      Adjourn



Evening networking social hosted by The Movember Foundation
7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Movember Foundation is the leading global charity for men’s health committed to helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives.  Join the networking and social event to hear more about the great work being done with priority populations such as fathers, young boys, Indigenous communities and workplace mental health.
(no charge to attend, but there a cash bar will be available)



Mar 1 (Day 2)

8:30      Breakfast

9:00      Welcome - Mr. Matt Jeneroux (MP Edmonton Riverbend)

9:15      Keynote: Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis

10:15    Reflection discussion

10:30    Break

10:45    Workshop series C

12:15    Lunch

1:15      Canadian Father Involvement Survey - Dr. Kevin Shafer (Department of Canadian Studies, BYU)

1:45      Knowledge sharing forum

3:15      keynote: Dr. Andrew Howlett

3:45      Future directions discussion

4:15      Wrap up

4:30      Adjourn