Multi-National Work-Family Research Project
(Project 3535)

Dr. Donna S. Lero

E-mail: [email protected]

Donna S. Lero is the inaugural holder of the Jarislowsky Chair in Families & Work, and leads the research agenda Workplace Policies & Family Supports at the Centre. Donna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, where she teaches courses in child development and family-related social policy. Donna is a leader in research on childcare and on work and family issues, in part resulting from her role as Director of the 1988 Canadian National Child Care Study.

Donna's numerous publications include topics such as single-parent and dual-earner families, and a variety of childcare and work/family issues, including You Bet I Care! (factors affecting the quality of child care in centres and family child care homes), A Matter of Urgency (a study of child care centres and efforts to include children with special needs), reports on Parental Work Patterns and Child Care Needs, Parents' Access to Workplace Benefits and Flexibility, and the Work/Life Compendium: 150 Canadian Statistics on Work, Family and Well-Being.

Dr. Lero provides consultation and support to others through her role on task forces and advisory committees at the federal and provincial levels, and is well known as a speaker at national and international conferences.