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
The Centre's core strengths include strategic
research, policy analysis and best practices development.
Ongoing projects with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab.
One day in 2014, while standing at the office printer, Amy Ellard-Gray and Thomas Sasso, two PhD candidates in the Department of Psychology, started talking about their research. In spite of having offices next to each other for years, this was the… read more...
The purpose of this project was to obtain current Canadian information to assess the extent to which workplaces provide a variety of flexible work arrangements, leave policies, and information and supports that can enable… read more...
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… read more...
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The objective of the proposed research is to examine the relations between work life and personal life over time in order to understand how change and time shape the dynamic interplay among the roles in our daily lives (worker, caregiver, friend,… read more...
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Workplace challenges can help employees excel and learn. But without the right support and resources, some challenges may harm… read more...
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Thursday, June 18
This year for Father’s Day, CFWW’s Dr. Donna Lero spent time reflecting on the changing role of fathers. Many fathers are… read more...