The Department of Economics was delighted to welcome the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, who is a friend, mentor and colleague of various members of the Department in addition to being the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. After having lunch with professors of the Department, Minister Duclos gave a talk entitled “Policy making for inclusive growth,” in which he discussed how research can contribute to the design of social policy. Three panelists from the Faculty of Social Sciences then discussed recent research and policy developments in three key areas. Economist Adam Lavecchia discussed social mobility and the impact of comprehensive student support programs; economist Catherine Deri Armstrong talked about family policy, in particular programs that subsidize childcare expenses; and psychologist Tim Aubry discussed the effectiveness of “Housing First” policies in reducing homelessness. Then the former Professor Duclos of Université Laval headed to a meeting with uOttawa President Jacques Frémont, Vice-President of Research Sylvain Charbonneau, and Dean Maurice Lévesque. Thank you Minister Duclos!