Reimagining Care/Work Policies

Sophie Mathieu is the Senior program specialist at the Vanier Institute of the Family, where she is responsible for building partnerships with different organizations, researchers, advocates and policy makers with an interest on family wellbeing. Dr. Mathieu holds a PhD in sociology and she is an expert on gender inequality, Québec family policy, childcare and parental benefits. She has published numerous academic papers in French and English both nationally and internationally on the “demotherization” of care work, the transformation of the Québec childcare model and on inequality in the uptake of parental benefits in Québec. Sophie is strongly committed to the process of knowledge mobilization to wide audiences, and she has published more than 15 op-eds on childcare and parental benefits since 2020. Dr. Mathieu is a member of all three research clusters.