The Multiple Births Families Association of Ottawa-Gatineau (MBFA) is thrilled to be hosting the 2021 Multiple Births Canada (MBC) Conference. The MBC Conference is a chance for multiple birth families across Canada to connect, learn, and share. It is an annual event that MBC Chapters look forward to and many travel far and wide to get to. This year’s conference has been moved to an online platform due to the pandemic and we hope that this gives even more people an opportunity to participate in the 2021 conference. We look forward to meeting again in person in 2022!
We have put together an incredible lineup of online speakers, workshops, Chapter exchanges and more that we hope you will participate in. Scroll down to see dates and times for all the events or click on the links below for information and to sign-up for each event.
Medical Advancements in Regards to Multiples, with Dr. Jon Barrett, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University (Oct 5 @8PM EDT)
Inequality within the Employment Insurance System, with Stephen Moreau, partner at Toronto law firm Cavalluzzo LLP, and Christian Martin, a parent of twins, who challenged parental leave inequalities in 2005 when his partner got pregnant with twins (Oct 13 @ 8PM EDT)
The Psychology of Parenting Twins, with Ruth Simon, licensed psychoanalytic psychotherapist and parent of adult twins (Oct 20 @ 8PM EDT)
Growing Up Twins, with Donna Scott & Cynthia Deroche, monozygotic adult twin sisters (Oct 2 @ 2PM EDT)
Twins Working Together, with Diana Sneddon & Elaine Taggart, monozygotic adult twin sisters who now work together as Real Estate agents (Oct 6 @1PM EDT)
Art Therapy and Neurodiversity, with Julia Vlaming, registered psychotherapist (Oct 7 @ 8PM EDT)
Parent Like a Triplet, with Kari Ertresvag, author of “Parent Like a Triplet” (Oct 16 @2PM EDT)
Breastfeeding Multiples, with Karen Kerkhoff Gromada, registered nurse and lactation consultant (Oct 18 @2PM EDT)
Art Therapy and Siblings, with Julia Vlaming, registered psychotherapist (Oct 19 @8PM EDT)
Chapter Exchanges for MBC Chapter Executives:
Also not to be missed is MBC’s Annual General Meeting and Making A Difference Awards (MADA) night on Saturday, October 2nd at 8:00 p.m.! It’s time to get excited and sign-up for all the online events.
The MBC 2021 Online Conference is FREE to all MBC members. Members of any Chapter of MBC or direct members can sign up for as many events as they would like completely free using the code that was sent by e-mail in the MBC newsletter.
Not sure if your local parents of multiples organization is a current Chapter? You can check at this link: www.multiplebirths.ca/chapters. If you are not a member of an MBC Chapter and would like to join as a direct member of MBC for $10 annually, you can sign up here https://www.multiplebirths.ca/join-us. Non-members are also welcome to participate for a small fee per session.
If you have any questions about the 2021 MBC Conference or for additional information, please follow the 2021 MBC Online AGM & Conference page on Facebook or email email@example.com.
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