Families in Canada are becoming increasingly diverse, according to data released today by Statistics Canada. The 2016 Census release on families, households and marital status provides an overview of the current “family landscape” in Canada as well as broader trends over time.
In addition to analytical products such as highlight tables, infographics and a video overview of families in Canada at Confederation and today, three short Census in Brief articles focus on the evolution of families and family life from coast to coast to coast:
Learn about modern family living arrangements in Canada:
- Sharing a Roof: Multi-generational Homes in Canada (Transition article)
- Family Living Arrangements: All Under One Roof (Fascinating Families)
- Living Apart, Together: LAT Couples in Canada (Fascinating Families)
Learn about children, diversity and family relationships in Canada:
- Polyamory in Canada: Research on an Emerging Family Structure (Transition article)
- It Takes a Village: A Snapshot of Child Care in Canada (Fascinating Families)
- Strength in Diversity: Positive Impacts of Children with Disabilities (Transition article)
- What’s in a Name? Defining Family in a Diverse Society (Transition article)
- Indigenous Families in Canada (fact sheet)
- 50 Years of Families in Canada (fact sheet)
Learn about same-sex couples in Canada:
- Same-Sex Couples Raising Children (Fascinating Families)
- Family Diversity in Canada 2016 (infographic)
The Vanier Institute shares evidence-based, evidence-informed and evidence-inspired stories and research findings, working with organizations such as Statistics Canada to explore modern families through diverse resources and publications. Read more about our relationship with Statistics Canada by reading their blog post Learning about Canada’s diverse families through Nora Spinks from the Vanier Institute of the Family.
To arrange an interview, contact Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks at 613-724-8500 or 613-228-8500, ext. 219, or by emailing email@example.com.
Learn more about the evolution of families and family life in Canada with the following resources:
- A Snapshot of Population Aging and Intergenerational Relationships in Canada (Statistical Snapshot)
- A Snapshot of Women, Work and Family in Canada (Statistical Snapshot)
- A Snapshot of Men, Work and Family Relationships in Canada (Statistical Snapshot)
- A Snapshot of Grandparents in Canada (Statistical Snapshot)
Published on August 2, 2017