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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, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Maclean’s


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

Dr. Jim Kellner, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Community Health Sciences & Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Chair of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force’s Pediatrics Network

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, 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)

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

Send us your questions: Please email so we can try to answer your question during the live webcast.

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