John-Paul Boyd, M.A. LL.B. shares study findings about polyamorous families in Canada and explores the topic in Canada’s legal landscape.
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.
In moving away from the “traditional” breadwinning father figure to embrace caring roles, modern dads are reshaping the work-family relationship.
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 […]
When a new baby joins the family, family members often shift their focus from their multiple responsibilities to care for their children. Those first few days, weeks and months are a special time for […]