Indigenous Child Welfare Research Group

What and who: a monthly discussion group of graduate students, faculty and researchers as well as professionals.

Purpose: to build empirical knowledge on topics related to Indigenous child welfare and to facilitate knowledge translation of Indigenous child welfare research.  

Goals: there are three core research activities the ICWRG is engaged in:

  • Discussion: share knowledge, ask questions and provide peer support on various topics related to Indigenous child welfare, e.g.,  Indigenous research methodologies.
  • Collaboration: collaborate with group members on various types of research projects to broaden the knowledge base on Indigenous child welfare in Canada and the United States.
  • Dissemination: facilitate knowledge translation and dissemination including submitting articles to peer-reviewed journals, attending professional conferences and conducting workshops on topics related to Indigenous child welfare.

When and where: meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) in Montreal, QC. Members can also connect by videoconferencing or teleconferencing.

What is required of members: regular attendance at monthly meetings as well as to provide peer support and/or collaborate with group members on various research projects.

Please contact Jennifer Nutton for more information: jennifer.nutton [at]

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