Research Affiliates
Assistant Professor

Department/Faculty affiliation

Department of  Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
View Dr. Kelly's faculty web page

Department address

S108E-750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB  R3E 0W3 Canada

Contact information

Phone: 204-975-7737
Fax: 204-789-3905

Research interests

  • Politics of care, explored through qualitative studies of attendant services, home care and long-term care; and,
  • Canadian disability movements, in particular highlighting arts-based and radical mobilizing and the shifting landscape for non-profit disability organizations
  • Aging studies/cultural gerontology

Selected publications

Kelly, C. & I.L. Bourgeault. (2015). The Personal Support Worker Program Standard in Ontario: An alternative to self-regulation? Healthcare Policy, 11(2): 20–26.

Hande, M.J. and C. Kelly. (2015). Organizing survival and resistance in austere times: Shifting disability activism and care politics in Ontario, Canada. Disability & Society, 30 (7), 961–975.

Kelly, C.& I.L. Bourgeault (2015). Developing a common education standard for personal support workers in Ontario. Health Reform Observer, 3(1). Available:

Kelly, C.& C. Chapman. (2015). Adversarial allies: Care, harm, and resistance in the helping professions. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 26(2), 46–66.

Kelly, C. (2014). Re/Moving care from the Ontario Direct Funding program: Altering conversations among disability and feminist scholars. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 21(1), 124–147.

Referred books authored

Kelly, C. (2016). Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Referred chapters in books

Kelly, C. & M. Orsini. (in press). Introduction: Mobilizing metaphor. In C.Kelly & M. Orsini (Eds.). Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, Culture and Disability Activism in Canada. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Kelly, C. (2016). Care. In K. Fritsch, C. O’Connor & A.K. Thompson (Eds). Keywords for Radicals The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle. Oakland, CA: AK Press.