Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work

In 2003 CFWW's Donna Lero was named Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work.

The Chair was endowed by the Jarislowsky Foundation, which was established by Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Stephen A. Jarislowsky. Mr. Jarislowsky is co-founder of Jarislowsky Fraser, one of Canada's largest private investment counseling firms. The Foundation has contributed to numerous initiatives in health, science, the arts and education including the endowment of (to this date) eleven academic chairs at Canadian universities in disciplines ranging from Business Administration and Public Sector Management to Environment and Health and History.

In 2003, the Foundation endowed the Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work at the University of Guelph, the first academic chair in Canada to address the healthy integration of work and family responsibilities as critical economic and social policy issues. The endowment has enabled Dr. Lero and CFWW to implement and expand a rigorous and policy-relevant program of research in the area of workplace policies and family supports, to develop courses and instructional resources and to promote best practices in private, public and non-profit sectors. The academic chairship has also helped CFWW  to increase public awareness of it's work, Lero says. "The contributions of Jarislowsky Foundation dovetail with other investments to increase the capacity of the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being to function as the premier facility for such work in Canada."

CFWW thanks the Jarislowsky Foundation for its ongoing support and for helping to sustain work and family balance as an important domain of academic and policy work.


Diary Methods for Examing Work and Personal Life Over Time

    Recent News

  • 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...

  • Find All Recent News