Events Calendar

Queen's University Queen's University

Coronavirus COVID-19 update:
Calendar events may yet be impacted by evolving COVID-19 guidelines.
Find more information: Queen's COVID-19 Information

Events Calendar Header


Events Calendar

Admin Menu

SESSION 3 Queen's Int'l Institute on Social Policy - BUILDING BACK BETTER: Forging a post-pandemic social contract

Thursday, August 27, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

BUILDING BACK BETTER: Forging a post-pandemic social contract that works for all

A weekly series of on-line moderated discussions between August 25 and September 10, 2020

Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy is thrilled to celebrate 25 years of leading social policy discussions of national importance.  Under the overarching theme - Building Back Better: forging a post-pandemic social contract that works for all - the 2020 Queen’s social policy conference will explore how Canada and other OECD countries can rethink and reset critical building blocks of social policy in light of the fault lines exposed by the current crisis.

Session 3 - Spotlight on those at risk of being left behind

What do we know about the differential impacts of the crisis on those who are often marginalized: women, precarious and contingent workers, new immigrants and refugees, people of colour, persons with disabilities? What do we know about the efficacy of different social protection systems and emergency policy responses across the OECD? How do we best protect equality of opportunity?


  • Heather Boushey, President and CEO, Center for Equitable Growth
  • Laura Gardiner, Research Director, Resolution Foundation
  • Carrie Bourassa, Director, Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Rene Morrisette, Assistant Director, StatsCan

Moderator:  Denise A. Cole, Deputy Minister, Ministry for Seniors & Accessibility, Ontario

Chris Cornish
  • If this event listing appears to have errors or inaccuracies, please notify the event's Contact (see above).