Francine de Montigny, Ph. D.
Francine de Montigny, Ph. D.

Director of the Centre d’études et de recherche en intervention familiale (Centre for Studies and Research on Family Health Intervention) Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health


Giving birth, losing a child, immigrating and experiencing mental or physical health problems are crucial points in the life of a family. I have devoted myself to trying to gain a better understanding of such families’ experiences, and I believe that, by supporting them, those who are close to them and the professionals with whom they are in contact, we can make a difference in the paths they take. As a professor of Nursing Science at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, I share these discoveries with students and colleagues here and elsewhere. Since 2010, I have held the Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health, which has made it possible to undertake many activities, including establishing laboratories in Gatineau and at St. Jérôme. For further information on my work, please see the video produced for the 2011 Prix Florence (Florence Award, video in French only).

This website is a showcase for our work. The various sections provide information for both students and professionals working with families, as well as for parents themselves. Together, we can make a difference with respect to the families with which we are in contact.

I hope you enjoy your visit!


Projet COCON « Continuité du soutien professionnel et social en contexte de COVID-19 »

Une chercheure brésilienne réalise un séjour de recherche au CÉRIF

Francine deMontigny nommée sur le comité de direction de l’International Stillbirth Alliance

A family.

Project STORIES looking for parents and their teens

Brief - Supporting families after a perinatal death

DVD “Helping Men in Distress"

When the storm hits

Fatherhood Research Bulletin - February 2016

Building a toolkit of family nursing teaching resources

A Father is for Life - May 2015

impact June 2015

At the Heart of Families Labs

Colour my Family

Do you know what Fathers Friendly Initiative within the Families is?

Francine de Montigny receives the 2014 Merit Award from the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ)

Get right now the DVD Involved Fatherhood: Discovering Life.