Who We Are

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.


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  • Friday, September 4

    Workers Need Support or Challenges Become Obstacles: Study

    Workplace challenges can help employees excel and learn. But without the right support and resources, some challenges may harm performance and even affect employee health, according to a new study by Professor M. Gloria González Morales from the University of Guelph. read more...

  • Thursday, June 18

    Paternity Leave

    This year for Father’s Day, CFWW’s Dr. Donna Lero spent time reflecting on the changing role of fathers. Many fathers are beginning to take paternity leave along with their partners. The reasons for extending leaves to fathers are mainly due to: greater gender equality, the changing roles of men and women at home and in the workplace, and the desire of fathers to spend time with their children in a full-time capacity. read more...

  • Friday, May 8

    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. read more...

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