Updated: Jun 18
In May 2021, Dr. Jessica Ball, principal investigator of the Positive Father Involvement and Gender Equality project, gave a keynote address at the 4th Canadian National Fatherhood Conference.
The conference was hosted by Dad Central, Canada's only national clearinghouse for father involvement.
Dr. Ball's presentation, Missing the mark: How Canada is failing fathers and what we can do about it considers the current social conditions that prevent fathers from as involved as they would like to be with their children and home life. She also discusses how these barriers can be addressed, especially in a social service context, and how positively involved fathers can play a role in creating gender equality.
A summary of her presentation is available below.