Child Welfare Journal Club

What: A monthly lunch-time video-conference discussion group of child welfare- oriented academics, students and researchers who convene monthly to discuss, appraise, and report on child welfare research studies published in scholarly journals.

Who: Members include faculty and graduate students at McGill, the University of Toronto, the University of Windsor, and the University of British Columbia. Meetings are co-chaired by Delphine Collin-Vezina (McGill) & Barbara Fallon (U of T) with administrative support from Kristen Lwin (University of Windsor) and Alessia Petrella (University of Toronto).

Purpose: Our members increase their awareness of child welfare research trends and build analytical skills by critical analysis of substantive research. We scan the literature each month to pick up the latest research results and identify studies that stand out because of their methodological strengths and the practice or policy relevance of their findings. Selected studies are summarized and shared with the broader community of researchers and practitioners across Canada through the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (

When and where does the group meet? Online via Zoom

Meeting dates:

All meetings are held on Mondays from 12:05pm to 1:30pm.

  • October 17, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • January 16, 2023
  • February 27, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • April 24, 2023
  • May 15, 2023

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