Allow me to introduce Virginia. She is a graduate from the University of Ottawa and we are fortunate to have her as our Family Leave Project Researcher and Exhibit Developer for the summer. Virginia is hard at work looking into how different forms of paid leave, such as maternity leave and parental leave, came to exist in Canada. She is researching how unions across the country fought to have paid leave as part of their collective agreements, how the types of leave have changed since their establishment, and how far we could still go to ensure that parents are able to take the time to be parents to their children without fear of losing their jobs or the means to support their families.
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