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NORA SPINKS is CEO of The Vanier Institute of the Family. Throughout her career, Nora has been working with progressive organizations, and business, labour, government and community leaders to strengthen families, create productive and supportive work environments, and build healthy communities.

A renowned speaker, author and recognized thought leader, Nora provides insights to organizations across Canada and around the world. Building on her experience, while staying abreast of the trends and providing critical analysis and strategic thinking, Nora adds tremendous value to workplaces, communities, committees, executive teams, human resource professionals and practitioners, board of directors, research organizations and public policy forums.

In the Media 

Then Comes Marriage?

Believe it or not, estimates show almost half of marriage proposals occur on Valentine's Day, but deciding to spend a life solely with another is not all romance. On this Family Day, The Agenda looks at partnerships: why we marry, should we marry, and what makes a good marriage.

All You Need is Love?

How much preparation do couples need before they tie the knot? Is love enough or is more practical planning for the future a better bet? The Agenda discusses what goes into making the decision to legally bind - or not legally bind - two lives


Modern Families

The face of the traditional family in contemporary Canadian society is changing. It's something to think about as Ontario prepares to celebrate "Family Day". Nora Spinks from The Vanier Institute of the Family elaborated when she talked with Mary.


The Parent Report

Recent Experience

Keynotes and plenaries, 2011-2014
Partial List
ADP Canada
Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association
American Institute of CPAs
Association of Ontario Midwives
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
AstraZeneca Global
BMO Financial Group
Borden Ladner Gervais
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Brampton Civic Hospital
Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation Fundraiser
Canadian Association of Prior Learning Assessment
Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies
Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy Nurses (CAETN)
Canadian Association on Gerontology
Canadian Federation of University Women – Nepean Branch
Canadian Healthcare Association
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Canada Revenue Agency
Ceridian Canada
City of Brockville
Conference Board of Canada
EAP Association of Toronto
Early Childhood Development Association of PEI
Early Childhood Development Fall Forum
Emery Jamieson LLP
Family Day Care Services
Far Northeast Training Board
Financial Brokers of Canada
Grey Bruce Health Unit
Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada
Home Child Care Association of Ontario
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)
Human Resources Skills Development Canada
Independent Financial Brokers of Canada
Janssen-Ortho Inc.
Justice Canada
Lambton College Leeds and Grenville Interval House
London Children's Connection
McDonalds Corporation
McKenzie Lake Lawyers
Microsoft Canada
Ministry of Children & Family Development of British Columbia
Niagara Region Public Health
Ontario Association of Gerontology (OAG)
Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario Construction Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities
Ontario Nurses Association (ONA)
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Polycultural Immigration and Community Services
Private Adoption Professionals of Eastern Ontario
RBC Financial Group
Region of Waterloo
Scotia Bank
Seneca College (BCD Program)
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Social Justice Tribunals
St-David's & St-Martin's Catholic Church
The Conference Board of Canada
The Co-operators
The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA)
The Mediation Centre Inc.
The Providence Happiness Project
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network
Toronto Public Health
True Patriot Love
United Nations Expert Panel on Family Policy
University of Ottawa

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