Fascinating Families 2017-08-02T10:27:40+00:00

Fascinating Families

Fascinating Families is a series of fact sheets in short-article format that builds on the Vanier Institute’s expertise in monitoring family trends and mobilizing available research on a variety of family-related topics. Fascinating Families highlights timely, family-related facts and uses a “family lens” to frame a brief discussion of the implications for families in Canada.

This feature is designed for the media, educators, students, social service professionals and anyone interested in understanding the strengths of Canadian families and the challenges they face. Issues prior to 2012 are available upon request.


Living Apart, Together: LAT Couples in Canada (December 2013)

Young Caregivers in Canada (November 2013)

Making Cents of It All: Financial Literacy in Canada (October 2013)

Working Seniors in Canada (September 2013)

Out of the Office: Workshifting and Remote Work in Canada (August 2013)

It Takes a Village: A Snapshot of Child Care in Canada (July 2013)

Disability and Employment in Canada (June 2013)

Time to Eat? Eating Patterns of Canadians (May 2013)

Counting Sheep – Sleep Patterns in Canada (April 2013)

Same-Sex Couples Raising Children (March 2013)

E-Connections: Using Technology to Keep in Touch (February 2013)

Grey Divorce (Silver Separations) (December 2012)

Family Living Arrangements: All Under One Roof (December 2012)

Blended Families: New Challenges and Opportunities (November 2012)

Student Debt: The Price of Going to School (September 2012)

Family Vacations: Rest, Reconnect and Recharge (July 2012)

Teen Pregnancy: Supporting Young Parents (May 2012)

Trying to Conceive: Infertility in Canada (March 2012)

Blending Family Traditions (January 2012)