Dr. Monica Chi Eaton

Associate Professor of Social Work

Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4324

Email: mchieaton@redeemer.ca

Office: 208E

Programs: Applied Social Sciences, Social Work


Ph.D. (2021), Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University

M.S.W. (2008), Social Work, University of Toronto

B.A., Hons. (2006), Sociology and Psychology, University of Toronto


  • Social Work Practice with Families (APS-245)
  • Social Work Practice with Groups and Teams (APS-351)


Dr. Monica Chi Eaton joined Redeemer University as an Associate Professor of Social Work. She holds a PhD in Social Work and her thesis was titled “Faith-Inspired Praxis of Love”. Her primary area of research interest is in exploring the implications of faith, love, and praxis within the helping profession. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is a practicing psychotherapist whose practice focuses on family work, parenting, and couples counselling. With over 10 years of experience as a Social Work academic and clinician, Dr. Chi Eaton brings a practical and holistic approach to her teaching at Redeemer University.

Research Interests

  • Praxis of love 
  • Reciprocal relationships
  • Intentional communities
  • Hospitality 
  • Nonviolence

Recent Publications 

Chi, M.Y.E. (2020). Towards the integration of faith, love, and praxis. Social Work & Christianity, 47(2), 5-27. https://doi.org/10.34043/swc.v47i2.58

Chi, M.Y.E. (2018). Loving relationships and a praxis of love. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 22(3), 195-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2018.1547176 

Chi, M.Y.E. (2018). Faith-inspired praxis of love: A framework for helping. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 37(4), 414-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2018.1511389

Karki, K., Chi, M., Gokani, R., Grosset, C., Vasic, J., & Kumsa, M. K. (2018). Entering precarious job markets in the era of austerity measures: The perceptions of MSW students. Critical and Radical Social Work, 6(3), 291-310. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986018X15388224539606

Wallwork, A., Tremblay, L., Chi, M., & Sockalingam, S. (2017). Exploring partners’ experiences in living with patients who undergo bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery, 27(8), 1973-1981. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s11695-017-2594-9

Chi, M., Tremblay, L., Wallwork, A., & Boyce, J. (2015). Living with bariatric surgery patients: Partners’ perspectives. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 39, S29-S29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.119

Kastanias, P., Chi, M., Hawa, R., Taube-Schiff, M., Van Exan, J., Wang, W., & Weiland, M. (2015). How can I prepare my patient for bariatric surgery? Practical tips from orientation to operating room. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 39, S13-S13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.060

Sockalingam, S., Cassin, S., Tremblay, L., Warwick, K., Robinson, S., Ortiz, J., & Chi, M. (2013). Moving beyond assessment: Novel psychoeducation and psychosocial interventions in bariatric surgery. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 37(2), S251.

Fuller-Thomson, E. & Chi, M. (2012). Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with ADL limitations: Profile and factors associated with institutionalization. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(9), 3264-3279. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph9093264