Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF)


Between December 2015 and May 2017, thirteen (n=13) undergraduate and graduate pre-service youth work students participated in learning experiences (i.e., workshops, coursework, community visits, lived experience engagements) designed to enhance literacies in mental health. The aim of the research was to explicate the process of mental health literacy enhancement and application to youth work practice using grounded theory methodology.


A monthly discussion group of graduate students, faculty and researchers as well as professionals from university affiliated organizations. Aimed at building empirical knowledge on topics related to Indigenous child welfare and to facilitate knowledge translation of Indigenous child welfare research. 

For more information click here.

Classified as: Indigenous Child Welfare Research Group, CRCF events

Some CRCF members decided to join together to create a Huddle - a gathering of people who wish to define next steps, and envision how to transform the energy shown at the Women’s Marches into local and national action. During monthly meetings held on the first Thursday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Centre for Research on Children and Families, Huddlers identify social issues they are concerned about and develop strategies to act on. Members can also connect by videoconferencing or teleconferencing.



The Trans Youth and Families Journal Watch, aka TYF Watch, is a joint initiative between CRCF and McGill University Sexual Identity Clinic (MUSIC). Every month, we gather together on a Wednesday at lunch time (12:15 - 13:15) in the CRCF conference room to discuss the most recent peer reviewed journal articles on transgender topics.

If you are interested in transgender research, come join us!

Classified as: Research Watch

Research Watch, a periodical review of research articles published in the leading child welfare journals, is a joint initiative of the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) and the CRCF. Faculty and graduate students from the Universities of McGill and Toronto meet on a monthly basis to review recently published child welfare studies. The most relevant and well-designed studies are summarized and disseminated through the CWRP's list of over 2,500 subscribers across Canada.

Classified as: Research Watch