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.
The Availability, Accessibility and Effectiveness of Workplace Supports for Canadian Caregivers
The purpose of this project wasto 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 employees to successfully combine paid
employment and caregiving for adult or elder family members.