– Related Projects

Changing Places: unpaid work in public spaces
The focus of this project is on changes and continuities in self-care and family care work with the move from home to residential care. The project seeks to identify the conditions that support unpaid work that is rewarding and meaningful for both families and residents.

More information on the project here.

Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY)
This research project is evaluating promising programs, practices and policies being used in residential long-term care facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Janice Keefe, director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, is the principal investigator. Tamara Daly is a co-lead of Stream 2 – Mapping Care Relationships. Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Susan Braedley and Jacqueline Choiniere are members of the research team (Stream 2).

Healthy Ageing in Residential Places (HARP) (ended March 2017)
This project is in collaboration with Ottawa’s Bruyère Research Institute seeks to identify healthy ageing strategies for long-term residential care that allow staff and residents to live better, and perhaps longer, more fulfilling lives.

For more information on the HARP project click here.

Invisible Women (ended March 2015)
Gender and the Shifting Division of Labour in Long-Term Residential Care Facilities 
This study aims to better understand if and how residents’ care and workers’ occupational health and safety are affected by a shifting division of labour due to the utilization of informal carers, with an overarching theme of this study exploring how gender affects this shift.

For more information on the Invisible Women project click here.