Our new fact sheet brings together statistics from a variety of sources to examine family finances among Canada’s 5.8 million seniors.
To further explore the relationship between families and their homes, we’ve updated our House and Home fact sheet with new data that’s been made available since its initial publication.
Our new timeline explores the trends and social, economic and cultural contexts that have shaped fatherhood in Canada over the past half century.
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. […]
For this year’s International Day of Families, we’ve created an infographic providing a “snapshot” of modern families in Canada that highlights some of the many ways families are diverse.
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.
While mothers in Canada have always played a central role in family life, there’s no question that the social, economic, cultural and environmental contexts that shape – and are shaped by – motherhood have evolved […]
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 […]