Improving child welfare services
Canada spends billions of dollars on child welfare services each year, yet we know little about the children and families involved, and even less about their long-term outcomes. This makes it hard to effectively evaluate and develop services that will truly benefit vulnerable children and their families.
Canada Research Chair in Social Services for Vulnerable Children, Dr. Tonino Esposito works to understand the long-term outcomes of child welfare services and the broader mechanisms of socioeconomic effects on child welfare engagement across Canada. This will help better understand the context and challenges that families involved with child welfare face, while monitoring the impact of policies and services.