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2019 Global Carework Summit

The Carework Network is organizing a 2nd three-day conference to bring together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe.

The Second Global Carework Summit

June 9-11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario

The Carework Network is an international organization of scholars and advocates who focus on the caring work of individuals, families, communities, paid caregivers, social service agencies and state bureaucracies. Care needs are shifting globally with changing demographics, disability movements, and climate change driven environmental crises. Our mission is to address critical issues related to carework, such as how identities influence carework; how inequality structures carework; how caring work is recognized and compensated; how state policies influence the distribution of care; working conditions of care; and whether and to what extent citizens have a right to receive, and a right to provide, care. Scholars and advocates working on issues related to elder care, child care, health care, social work, education, political theory of care, social reproduction, work/family, disability studies, careworker health and safety, and related issues are encouraged to submit proposals.

The first Global Carework Summit was held in 2017

The Carework Network welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines, advocacy and non-profit organizations, and public and private sector organizations. We also encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students. We invite proposals for papers, fully-constituted panels, or workshops.

Authors and organizers should submit a proposal of their paper, panel, or workshop by email to: (by e-mail only) no later than December 1, 2018.

  1. Individual paper submissions should include title, names and contact information for author(s), and an abstract of 300 words maximum;
  2. Fully constituted panel proposals should include a general title/theme, contact information for the organizer, and title, author, contact information, and abstract (300 words maximum) for each paper.
  3. Workshop proposals should include a title/theme, 300 word abstract, and names and contact information for all participants.

Decisions regarding acceptances should be made by January 31, 2019.

Presented by the Carework Network in collaboration with:

  • Gender, Migration & The Work of Care of the Centre for Global Social Policy

and the

  • Changing Places: unpaid work in public spaces Project” at York University, Canada

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Co-sponsored in part by :

  • Department of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Center for Women & Work, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • The College of Liberal Arts, Rollins College
  • Centre for Aging Research and Education, York University
  • Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut


Questions about the Global Summit may be directed by email: