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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
June 25, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Peter Dunn

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.5226

Office Location: FSW-314

Academic Background
BA (Massachusetts), MSW (Toronto), Advanced Diploma in Social Work (Toronto), PhD (Brandeis).

Dr. Dunn teaches courses at the MSW and PhD levels related to social policy, research, poverty in Canada and alternative interventions. His research interests include disability policies, social housing, poverty issues, gender concerns and alternative social interventions including holistic healing. He completed a report for Statistics Canada on the needs of seniors who are disabled. Then Dr. Dunn finished three SSHRC funded national research projects about: provincial government disability policies, the impact of Independent Living Centres and the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities. More recently he undertook a national survey related to disability policies and practices of Canadian Schools of Social Work with the Disability Caucus of the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. As part of this initiative the Disability Caucus sponsored a forum and developed a film as well as a resource package about best practices related to disability inclusion in Schools of Social Work. At present Dr. Dunn is coordinating the quantitative component of a CURA funded project related to the social exclusion of lone mothers in Canada.