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.

 

Diary Methods for Examing Work and Personal Life Over Time

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  • 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...

  • Tuesday, April 28

    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. read more...

  • Tuesday, April 7

    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. read more...

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    Projects

  • International Year of the Family Speaker Series

    2014 is the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family – a good time to take stock of what families need, what we are doing well, and what we can do better so that all of us benefit. Join us this year for the International… read more...

  • 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… read more...

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