Tonino Esposito

Canada Research Chair in Social Services for Vulnerable Children

Tier 2 - 2015-05-01
Renewed: 2020-05-01
Université de Montréal
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Research involves

Identifying long-term child protection service trajectories, the effects of out-of-home placement on children’s well-being, and the influence of socioeconomic vulnerabilities on child protection service outcomes.

Research relevance

This research will improve the well-being of vulnerable children and their families by improving our understanding of the quality of child protection services.

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.