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Please note that the Father Involvement Research Alliance is no longer an active organization.

FIRA was formed in 2003 as a pan-Canadian alliance of individuals, organizations and institutions dedicated to the development and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement, and the building of a community-university research alliance supporting this work.

Through its various partnerships, FIRA worked from 2003 through 2009 to:

  • generate ideas and directions for research activities
  • design dissemination strategies aimed at sharing the knowledge with practitioners, academics, policy makers and the general public
  • promote evidence-based strategies for policy development, practice and systemic change which supports father/child relationships and the positive influence of fathers
  • link to and engage a broad range of interested individuals, organizations and institutions
  • elicit the concerns/issues of Canadian fathers from the standpoint of fathers, mothers and children themselves

FIRA's Community University Research Alliance (CURA) project ran from 2004 to 2009. The FIRA Steering Committee, which came together specifically to apply for funding and administer the aforementioned project, ceased operations in 2009. For several years after that, researchers continued to produce publications and other documents based on FIRA'a CURA project and this website continued to add new information and article until the spring of 2015.   Read more about FIRA's activities.

A guide to navigating the FIRA site can be found here.


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