Intergenerational Relations and Societal Change

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 […]

Language, Labels and “Lone Parents”

Victoria Bailey

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 […]

My Caregiving Journey

Katherine Arnup, Ph.D.

Today is National Carers Day (also known as National Family Caregiver Day), an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the valuable work that caregivers across the country perform for their loved ones, and to raise […]

Work–Family Conflict Among Single Parents in the Canadian Armed Forces

Alla Skomorovsky, Ph.D.

The demands of military life can be particularly stressful for military families due to deployments, relocations, foreign residency, periodic family separations, risk of injury or death of the military member, and long and […]

(Still) Eating Together: The Culture of the Family Meal

Paul Fieldhouse

For most Canadians, eating is a daily event so routine, so ordinary that it is taken for granted. But it is also a central part of social relationships and cultural rituals, as well as […]