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dr. janet lum Janet M.Lum

Ryerson University professor, Janet Lum, is the Co-Chair of the Canadian research network for care in the community (CRNCC). The CRNCC is is an international network of over 250 members including researchers, providers, citizen groups, community organizations, consumers and policy makers. Its goal is to lead the exchange of knowledge and research evidence about the crucial role of community support services within the broader continuum of health and social care. The CRNCC is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Ryerson University.

Janet is also involved in a number of multi-year, multi-university projects including a CIHR Team Grant on Community care and health human resources and a SSHRC funded project on Community support services at the margins: How community support agencies mediate the impact of health and social services restructuring. She was the academic lead on a United Way funded project studying the role of Community Service Agencies in providing community support services to help maintain the health and well-being of seniors in supportive and unsupported social housing and is currently conducting a follow-up study. As a research associate at the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research in Immigration and Settlement (CERIS), she investigates issues faced by ethno-racial minority seniors. She co-directs the graduate program in Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University.

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