Each dad is unique and plays a key role in the lives of his children. We have a great opportunity to celebrate them all during Quebec Paternity Week, from June 14 to 20, 2021.
There are stay-at-home dads, separated dads, working dads, and gay dads. There are those who take prenatal classes with mom and those who accompany the children on school outings. There are complicit dads, authoritarian dads and hen dads. In fact, there are as many role models of fathers as there are fathers themselves. In Quebec, the place of fathers with their children has evolved enormously and tends towards equality with that of mothers.
The role of the father is no longer limited to that of breadwinner. Like mothers, they are concerned about the education and well-being of their children, take part in homework and extracurricular activities. While the realities are different for everyone, many are those who participate in daily chores, arrange their schedule to drive the children to daycare and juggle between customers and the boss when it comes time to go to the doctor with the little one.
By listening tochildren, by spending time with them, by being interested in what is happening in their lives and above all by giving them lots of love, today's dads occupy a central place in the lives of children.
A role to value, a place to recognize
If Quebec, with certain Scandinavian countries, is probably one of the places where fathers are most present for their children, Raymond Villeneuve, director of the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité, is aware of the work that remains to be done at the level of public policies which are lagging behind. According to him, fathers are more or less present if not almost absent from existing laws, measures and programs.
It is precisely to promote paternal involvement and to adapt the services offered to the family, with a view to equality between men and women, that Quebec Week was set up. paternity.
Celebrating Fatherhood, June 14-20, 2021
Quebec Fatherhood Week mobilizes more than fifty partners across Quebec. It aims to offer thematic activities to the general public and a space for discussion on contemporary fatherhood.
Organized by the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité, this event was born out of local initiatives in Lanaudière, in particular the Semaine de la paternité en Matawinie, which began in 2009.
The 9th edition of the event, which takes place from June 14 to 20, 2021 under the theme Becausethat every parent counts!, invites you to reflect on the place of fathers in Quebec public policies and the services offered to the family. Are the realities and needs of fathers fully integrated and considered at this level? That's what we'll all find out together during the week leading up to Father's Day!
Throughout the week, many content will be offered to you daily to put fathers in the spotlight and proudly affirm that every parent matters!
Here are the different topics covered on a daily basis:
- June 14 - Quebec fathers and their relationship with public policy
- June 15 - Parental Insurance
- June 16 - Support for fathers in difficulty
- June 17 - Perinatality
- June 18 - Adaptation of family services
- June 19 - Work-family balance
- June 20 - Together, let's celebrate paternal commitment
For more information, see the campaign calendaror follow the Facebook page of the Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité.