Organizing Committee and Sponsorship

This conference is being organized by university and community partners of the Father Involvement Research Alliance .


Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference Committee:

Kerry Daly, University of Guelph, Committee Chair
Jessica Ball, University of Victoria
Tim Paquette, National Program for Fathers
Linda Hawkins, Centre for Families, Work and Well-being, University of Guelph
Carol Matusicky, formerly of the BC Council for Families (retired)
Andrea Doucet, Carleton University
John Hoffman, Professional Writer
Fernand Lozier, the Public Health Agency of Canada
Gilles Forget, National Institute of Public Health of Quebec


Current Sponsors Include:

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
The Centre for Families, Work & Well-being at the University of Guelph
The Public Health Agency of Canada

Please join us in supporting this important event - for sponsorship opportunities please contact: Carolyn Pletsch, Conference Co-ordinator at



Related Information

Conference Objectives:

To provide a forum for the communication of current research results and key issues on father involvement from national and international perspectives.

To create opportunities to discuss the implications of father involvement research for policy, practice-based programs, community mobilization and future research.

To generate greater awareness and understanding of diverse father involvement practices in families, workplaces, communities and among fathers.

Contact Information

Carolyn Pletsch
Conference Co-ordinator

conference voicemail:
519-824-4120 x 58051

for help with registration:
Centre for Families,
Work and Well-being
17 University Avenue East
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1 Canada

(519) 824-4120 x53829

519-823-1388 use subject line:
Father Involvement Conference

Linda Hawkins
FIRA CURA Co-ordinator