MJW Centre @ Merrymount

The Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount will be closed until further notice.

Situated in the heart of the community, Western' s Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount has one goal: Setting children and families up for success. We do this by supporting early childhood research and practice in real world settings.



A Message to the Public



During this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we know families are being challenged to live with uncertainty and stress. With this in mind, Ph.D. Students in School and Applied Psychology have created family friendly resources in English and French to help families better understand how to cope and be resilient during this time:

In the News

Read more about the partnership.The Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre is celebrating three years of a strong collaboration between Western’s Faculty of Education and...

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Read more about the new website.Refreshed website. Refreshed look. Remaining the same – helping the community’s children through world-class research, educational opportunities and services...

By the Numbers

8 childhood development research studies are being facilitated through the MJW Centre.

Over 120 families have participated in research studies at the MJW Centre.

Over 160 children/families associated with Merrymount have received psychological services through the MJW Centre.

Thank you to our generous supporters which include:

  • Dr. Mary J. Wright
  • The Lillian Meighen And Don Wright Foundation
  • Faisal Rehman
  • Hobgoblin Foundation
  • Gordon and Louise Thompson