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Fay Martin, MSW, PhD

Fay Martin has enjoyed a 40-year career working with at-risk children and families in a variety of settings across Canada. Her doctoral work (University of Bristol, 1998) analyzed narratives of 18-year-olds leaving child welfare care. She has a penchant for building new organizations and innovative programs, and has a strong orientation toward community development that continues to express itself in both her remunerated and volunteer life.

p4p_logoIn her volunteer life, she is active in Places for People, a project to create affordable rental housing, a member of the board of the Community Legal Clinic Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, the coordinating producer for the Conjurors of County Town, and member of Playwrights Workshop Minden.


Click here to download Fay's resume (PDF format).


Age-friendly Haliburton County. March 2010. (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Count Us In!: Charter & Template. June 2008. (PDF, 299 KB)

  • Count Us In! 2005. Pilot Inclusion Research project exploring health and social service delivery issues with marginalized women in East Downtown Toronto funded by Wellesley Institute, under direction of Ontario Women's Health Network.

  • Count Me In! 2004. An inclusion and health project funded by Health Canada and the Laidlaw Foundation. (Michael Fay)

Child's Play: Haliburton County Recreation Survey. 2003.
This survey was performed by Family Services to develop base-line information about the recreational behaviour of children in Haliburton County.
Graphical Presentation of Data (PPT, 2,461 KB)
Graphical Presentation of Data (PDF, 1,063 KB)
Interpretation of Data and Dissemination to Municipalities (PDF, 524 KB)
Full Results (PDF, 102 KB)

Twenty-four Tales of Transition. 1999. Unpublished. (PDF, 920 KB)

Martin FE. Tales of transistion: self-narrative and direct scribing in exploring care-leaving. Child & Family Social Work, 1998; 3(1): 1-12.

Tales of Transition: Gender Differences in how Canadian Youth Conceptualize and Manage Emancipation from Child Welfare Care. 1998. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Bristol.
Table of Contents (PDF, 15.6 KB)
Thesis (PDF, 524 KB)
Appendices (PDF, 76.6 KB)

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