The Research Centre at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work provides an organizational infrastructure to link faculty scholarship with community research needs and graduate student research interests. Faculty members receive assistance with various aspects of their research projects including preparation of funding proposals, staffing, data analysis and financial management. The Faculty is committed to the research training of graduate students. To this end, we provide numerous research assistant opportunities for graduate students, who are involved in all aspects of research. A flexible organizational structure allows us to accommodate a broad range of faculty, community and government interests.
The Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR) was established in 1994 as the main avenue through which research was supported at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. CASR’s mandate is to conduct applied social research related to the effectiveness of social work practice interventions, programs, social policies, and resource allocation.
With the expansion of research in the Faculty, the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work was established. Representing research initiatives that are collaborations between faculty and the community, these comprise subcomponents. Components include research centres, collaborative research partnerships, and specific strategies for dissemination. One such dissemination strategy entails systematic reviews through the Campbell Collaboration. The Faculty of Social Work is one of the first Canadian partners.
Please Note: You can typically access online journal publications that are available on the FSW website if you are connected to a computer located on a university campus with access to an online academic publication network or if you are on a home computer that is connected to a university library. However, your ability to access particular publications will depend on the electronic journals or publications to which your university library has subscribed. If you connect to the FSW website from your home or another computer that is not connected to a university network you will be able to access unpublished online publications and published journals that are available to the public.