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Activities of the Chair

  • October 3-5, 2013: Conference

Theme: An Identity to Build, an Intimacy to Live: A Challenge for Families


Conference Program

Conference and Workshop abstracts

  • April 2-3, 2012: Conference

Recreating Spaces of Trust with Vulnerable Children and Teens

Youth are our number one resource, yet in Canada, 1 in 5 youth suffers from mental health disorder. Recreating Spaces of Trust with Vulnerable Children and Teens is a 2-day conference that addresses the needs of counsellors, teachers, professionals, and parents to care for young people who may be struggling with mental health issues such as bullying, eating disorders, family discord, dealing with cyberspace, and suicidal ideation, among others. Led by professionals, the lectures and workshops of this conference will share research and guidance in dealing with youth in difficulty and will seek ways to create healthy spaces to deal with and heal issues affecting teenagers and children today.

  • November 3, 2010: Glasmacher Lecture – Prof. Dr. Em. Roger Burggraeve: "The Flesh Becomes Word: The Constitutive Meaning of the Sexual Body for Marriage and Family."
  • Poster
  • October 22, 2010: Doctoral Seminar - Prof. Dr. Em. Roger Burggraeve: "Ethical Paradigms for Deviant Intimate-Relational Behaviour." 
  • May 6-8, 2010: “Family’s Many Faces” – Interdisciplinary colloquium on the family.
    In collaboration with the Institut de pastorale des Dominicains (Montréal) 
  • November 16, 2009: Public lecture entitled "Life Stories and the Desire for Shalom"
    by Prof. Ruard Ganzevoort
  • February 12, 2009: Aimer c’est choisir [Love is a choice]
    An evening of information and sharing on marriage preparation (in French)
    1. (Se) Préparer au mariage : une action sensée? [Preparing for marriage: A sensible thing to do?]
      by Prof. Karlijn Demasure, holder of the Chair in Christian Family Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa

    2. Du contrat à l’alliance [From contract to covenant]
      by Sister Micheline Beaulne, Director, Centre des services à la famille, Ottawa

    3. La fédération nationale des services de préparation au mariage et ses avantages [National federation of marriage preparation services and its advantages]
      by Mme Francine Beaulieu-Roy, Development officer and trainer, Fédération nationale des services de préparation au mariage, Montréal
      • Today's couples and preparation for the sacrament of marriage
      • National federation of marriage preparation services and its advantages

    • « Oui, je le veux ! » par correspondance : une alternative [Marriage preparation by correspondence: an alternative]
      by Danielle Brisson, Co-ordinator, Marriage preparation correspondence course, Saint Paul University, Ottawa

  • March 9, 2009: Mark 6, John the Baptist, and Divorce: Incongruous Layers of Tradition?
    Open class lecture by Dr. Florence M. Gillman, Professor of Biblical Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego

  • March 27, 2009: COLF Conference:Participation in the Catholic Organization for Life and Family’s second Seminar on the Family