Families Count 2024: new resource on family structure now available

Families Count 2024 is now available


Programs and partnerships

Collaboration and partnership are central to our approach. We engage and work with organizations and people from academia, the charitable sector, government, labour, and diverse communities to support family wellbeing. This allows us to leverage our respective strengths, enhance our capacity, and extend our reach.

Our approach

The Vanier Institute’s work is guided by a core set of values, including:

Diversity and inclusion

Recognizing and fostering the contributions, presence, and perspectives of different groups of people


Developing and sharing rigorous, non-partisan, knowledge-based information and resources that are informed by evidence


Working with diverse organizations and individuals to leverage talents and resources for greater reach and impact

Current Projects, Partnerships, and Collaboration

Reimagining care/work policies

A research program committed to expanding possibilities
for policies, practices, and meanings of care/work for families in Canada.

Our appreciation to Statistics Canada

We gratefully acknowledge the role of Statistics Canada in supporting Vanier Institute’s work, especially Families Count 2024. Not only did they provide the high-quality data used to inform most of our understandings of family structure in Canada, but they also gave generously of their time by reviewing the chapters in which Statistics Canada data are presented.

Their helpful feedback supported the accurate interpretation of key statistical concepts used to describe change and stability in the structure of families in Canada over time.

Vanier resource centre

Our growing library of articles, summaries, and interviews provide accessible research and knowledge on wide-ranging topics about families in Canada.