Fikasfest

Festival Fika(s)

PARENTAL LEAVE AND EQUITY CONFERENCE – MODELS FROM QUEBEC AND SWEDEN – March 12

Parental leave and Equity CONFERENCE – Models from Quebec and Sweden
As part of the Papas / Swedish Dads exhibition by Johan Bävman

VENUE : Place des Arts – Georges-Émile-Lapalme, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC H2X 1Y9

TUESDAY, MARCH 12th – Free – From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., including a 10-minute discussion with the audience at the end.
The discussion will take place in English and French with spontaneous translation by the host.

Johan Bävman’s photographs of at-home fathers during their parental leave, presented in the Swedish Dads exhibition at the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme Exhibition Hall, is sparking discussions: what are the parental leave models in Quebec and Sweden? How are they unique? How are they used? How did the sharing of parental leave evolve and how is it determined today? What about work-family conciliation?

Guests:
Hélène Mercier, Journalist – Talk host
Johan Bävman, Swedish Dads exhibition photographer
Michel Leblanc,President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Valérie Harvey, Sociologist

Read their biographies here.

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This talk is produced by Place des Arts and is made possible thanks to the support of the Place des Arts Foundation and the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa. It builds on the Papas / Swedish Dads exhibition produced by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and presented by the FIKA(S) FESTIVAL, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa.