Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin and Brenda Tole reflect on their experiences with the mother-child unit at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women.
Relationships of care and support help oil sands workers to manage their multiple responsibilities at a distance.
As families evolve, so does the family home. Our living spaces shape, and are shaped by, changing social, economic, cultural and environmental trends.
Debates about what to do with Canada’s “spanking law” (Criminal Code, section 43) have an interesting and active history, but it is still on the books today.
Donna S. Lero, Ph.D.
In order to better understand families’ experiences and aspirations, it is crucial to understand the context in which families and their individual members live. Families are society’s most adaptable institution, constantly reacting […]
Col (ret’d) Russell Mann
A few decades ago, military families in Canada lived apart from the rest of society. They went to military schools. They practised their faith behind the barbed wire fences of military installations. […]
A central component of the Vanier Institute's research over the past 50 years has been the functional definition of family used by the Institute since the late 1980s.
Lone parent, single parent, one-parent family, independent parent, non-married parent, alone parent, autonomous parent: the words or terms used to identify, or self-identify, adults who parent independently are diverse and subjective, and they have evolved over the […]