Families Matter

The Vanier Institute of the Family has partnered with Dr. Heidi Cramm of Queen’s University on the Families Matter partnership development project. Other partners on the grant are the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR) and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT).

Research Focus

To collaborate with a range of research, policy and front-line partners to develop required research and training infrastructure in Canada that will focus and accelerate family research with the lens of occupational risk and requirement.


A $199,628 grant was received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), through their Partnership Development Grant, which supports the development of formal partnerships between academic researchers, businesses and other partners that will advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.

Project Timeline

The project runs from 2021 through 2023.

Vanier Institute’s Role

Research partner

Project Lead

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ontario)
Associate Professor, Queen’s University

Project Collaborators and Partners

Alyson Mahar, PhD (University of Manitoba)

Deborah Norris, PhD (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Joy MacDermid, PhD (Western University)

David Pedlar, PhD (CIMVHR)

Nicholas Carleton, PhD (University of Regina, CIPSRT)

Paul Charbonneau (The Vanier Institute of the Family)

Denise Dubois, PhD (Queen’s University)

Nicola T. Fear, PhD (King’s College London)

Nick Jones, PhD (University of Regina, CIPSRT)

Vanier Lead

Norah Keating

Learn More

More information is available in the Vanier Institute’s project announcement and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s funding announcement.


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