The Centre for Families Work & Well-being

is an innovative, interdisciplinary research and educational centre responding to dramatic changes in family patterns, paid work, and broader economic and political structures.

Faculty, staff and graduate students work on projects relevant to individual and family well-being, the interface between work and family, and contextual factors that affect workplace productivity and community supports. Research topics include organizational health, caregiving and work, father involvement, social support and community development.

The Centre's core strengths include strategic research, policy analysis and best practices development.

Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative

The Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative (ECSI) was launched
in the fall of 2013 as a year-long project designed to explore the needs
of family/friend caregivers of individuals with episodic disability in
Ontario. Episodic disabilities are long-term conditions such as MS,
arthritis, HIV/AIDS, and certain mental health conditions that are
characterized by fluctuating periods of wellness and incapacity that
affect employment and the need for care and assistance from family
members/close friends and professionals.

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Diary Methods for Examing Work and Personal Life Over Time

Workplace Policies & Family Supports

Workplace Policies & Family Supports

Research in this area covers a range topic areas listed below.

Gender & Organizations

Gender & Organizations

Research in this area covers a range topic areas listed below.

Work and Disability

Work and Disability

Research in this area covers a range topic areas listed below.

Rural Work-Life and Organizations

Rural Work-Life

Research in this area covers a range topic areas listed below.

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Resources

Our online database pulls
research and documents from:

  • Centre for Families, Work and Well-being
  • Father Involvement Research Alliance
  • Rural Women Making Change
  • Rural Work Life