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  • Mothering and DisAbility

    Mothers have much in common. They share the joys and challenges of raising children, and love being appreciated for their efforts, not just on Mother's Day. However, mothers are also as diverse as we can imagine - younger or older, parenting alone or with a partner, employed or not, and from all races, cultures, backgrounds, and family structures (adoptive, blended, nuclear, etc.). We sometimes forget that some mothers also live with a disability or chronic health condition that can make mothering no less rewarding, but even more challenging.

    May 8, 2015
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  • The Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being welcomes the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab

    This year, University of Guelph psychology graduate students Thomas Sasso and Amy Ellard-Gray started the Sexual and Gender Diversity Research Lab. The mission of the research lab is to provide a supportive learning environment for students and faculty who are interested in conducting sexual and gender diversity research.

    April 28, 2015
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  • Celebrating National Family Caregiver Day

    The Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being and our partners are proud to raise our voices in recognition of the millions of Canadians - family, friends and neighbours - who take on a caring role to support someone with a diminishing physical ability, a debilitating cognitive condition or a chronic life-limiting illness.

    April 7, 2015
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  • Fact Sheet: Combining care work and paid work

    Issues related to combining paid work and caregiving are explored in a new Fact Sheet developed by Dr. Janet Fast, University of Alberta, Dr. Donna Lero, CFWW; Richared deMarco (Employment and Social Development Canada) and Heloisa Ferriera and Jacquie Eales (both University of Alberta).

    January 18, 2015
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  • Work and Family Commons: the online repository for work and family research

    Work and Family Commons (WFC) is the open access subject matter repository of the Work and Family Researchers Network created to gather and preserve the intellectual output of the work and family research community and to offer immediate, permanent and free online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, worldwide.

    November 27, 2014
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  • ChildCare 2020 National Conference and Research Day

    ChildCare 2020 is the first national child care policy conference in a decade and the fourth such conference in Canada’s history. The main goal of the conference is renewed action on early learning and child care.

    November 12, 2014
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  • Episodic Caregiver Support Initiative releases a new research report

    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.

    October 22, 2014
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  • International Year of the Family: Dr. Meghan McMurtry presenting on "Pain in Children"

    This talk will explore the science of ouchies - in particular, what happens when children and teenagers have important needle procedures such as immunizations and blood draws. Cutting edge research on the best way for caregivers to help children when they are afraid and in pain will be reviewed and some of the findings may surprise you! Family/clinician-friendly tips and resources will be provided.

    September 29, 2014
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  • The Canadian Human Rights Commission Webinar Series

    The Canadian Human Rights Commission is hosting a 4-part webinar series on Family Status, Caregiving and Human Rights.

    September 15, 2014
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  • Supporting Caregivers of Persons with Episodic Disabilities

    Dr. Donna Lero and Dr. Denise Whitehead had the pleasure of presenting their poster on "Supporting Caregivers of Persons with Episodic Disabilities" at the international Work and Family Research Network Conference in New York City on June 20th, 2014. This year's theme was "Changing work and family relationships in a global economy." This poster is part of a collaborative research project of the Episodic Disability Support Initiative which includes the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR). The poster is available for viewing and can be printed on legal size paper.

    July 5, 2014
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