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Quebec Family Week
2022-05-09

Quebec Family Week

This year’s theme: Stepping Up for Families

The institutions that families rely on to foster children’s growth and well-being —schools, community organizations, health and social services systems, and the like — have been showing signs of wear and tear for some time now. Throughout the last two years, the pandemic has put families to the test, stretching them to their breaking point and placing additional strain on these already-fragile establishments. The consequences of this precariousness are becoming increasingly and alarmingly visible. The elderly are more and more isolated, support networks are as exhausted as parents are, and children are paying the price. 

Now that a post-pandemic future is in sight, it’s time to commit to stepping up for families. 

Stepping up for families means recognizing the value of incorporating them into Quebec’s public policies, where they are often overlooked. A vision that acknowledges the vital part families play in education and in instilling the importance of helping others is inevitably good for society as a whole.   

Stepping up for families means taking action toward creating and promoting a healthier, more harmonious balance between home and work. It’s understanding the diversity of families’ realities and being aware that their needs are constantly evolving.  

Stepping up for families means recognizing that their financial burden must be shared, through public programs and policies that are responsive to their needs.  

Stepping up for families means working together to support informal caregivers in a way that is worthy of their own invaluable contributions. 

Stepping up for families means pledging to create exemplary family support systems in Quebec, guided by the core values of equity, kindness and community stewardship. 

Stepping up for families means building the Quebec of tomorrow. 

From May 9 to 15, 2022, the Réseau pour un Québec famille is inviting people across the province to participate in Quebec Family Week to support families in coping with post-pandemic challenges and make sure they have what they need to thrive. By helping families fully embrace the crucial role they play in society, we all stand to benefit. 

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