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Date and Location

March 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
T-102 Wappp Cason Conference Room


Supporting Caregiving for a Thriving Economy: Lessons with MP Karina Gould Photo

​​​Please join us for a conversation with the Honourable Karina Gould about public sector programs aimed at supporting families and their impact on key social and economic outcomes.

Minister Karina Gould is currently taking maternity leave from the Canadian Cabinet (the first person in history to do so), where she serves as the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. She previously was the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Minister for International Development and Minister of Democratic Institutions.

Minister Gould will be discussing Canadian social programs (childcare, school food and health care) and their impact on women, the economy and society. She will highlight why the Canadian Government made social programs a priority and how the government was able to sign agreements across the federated country, and look at the lessons Canada can learn from the United States and vice versa. This conversation will be moderated by Rachel Pulfer, Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. 

Please note that a Harvard University ID or any form of government-issued ID is required to enter Harvard Kennedy School buildings. Non-HUID card holders (invited guests and visitors) may enter through the Wexner courtyard door only.​

This event is co-sponsored by the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School; the Harvard Business School Race, Gender & Equity Initiative; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs' Canada Program; and the Harvard University Center for International Development.

Speakers and Presenters

The Honourable Karina Gould, Leader of Government in the Canadian House of Commons 



Additional Organizers

​Harvard Business School Race, Gender & Equity Initiative; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs' Canada Program.