• Image of the "50 Years of Families in Canada" timeline

Timeline: 50 Years of Families in Canada

Today’s society and today’s families would have been difficult to imagine, let alone understand, a half-century ago.

Families and family life have become increasingly diverse and complex, but families have always been the cornerstone of our society, the engine of our economy and at the centre of our hearts.

Learn about how families and family experiences in Canada have changed over the past 50 years with our new timeline!

Download the 50 Years of Families in Canada timeline.



  1. Pauline Webb 2016-09-14 at 14:59 - Reply

    Your 50 year family timeline post looks amazing, however I cannot read the fine print nor can I find a way to increase the font size without compromising the text (it all goes blurry in terms of the pixels). Do you have this available in another format so I can read it and show it to my Families in Canada students?
    Many thanks,
    Pauline Webb

    • The Vanier Institute of the Family 2016-09-14 at 15:53 - Reply

      Hello Pauline,

      It’s a hi-resolution image, so there shouldn’t be an issue with zooming in. Did you download the image first from the link at the bottom of the blog post? Let me know if that helps.

      Regardless, if you send me an email at publications@vanierinstitute.ca, I would be happy to arrange sending you a hard copy for your classroom.

      Kind regards,


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