Monday, October 4 2021 | 2:00 pm EDT

A month after children in Canada went back to school, Canadians have many questions about their safety, the plans for vaccines, and the cumulative impacts of the pandemic on the mental and social well-being of our children. The Royal Society of Canada and the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force are partnering to host a free, virtual town hall available to all Canadians to share the latest insights and likely next steps.


Shannon Proudfoot

Moderator | Shannon Proudfoot

Ottawa Bureau Chief, Maclean’s

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Jim Kellner, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, Professor, Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Member, CITF Leadership Group, Leader, CITF Pediatric Network

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Caroline Quach-Thanh, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Infection Prevention, Professor in the Depts of Microbiology, Infectious diseases & Immunology and of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal/CHU Sainte-Justine, Co-Chair of the Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG)

Curtis Brown, PhD

Superintendent at South Slave Divisional Education Council and President, Canadian Association of School System Administrators

Tracy Vaillancourt

Tracy Vaillancourt, PhD

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention, Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa