What’s in a Name? Defining Family in a Diverse Society

A central component of the Vanier Institute's research over the past 50 years has been the functional definition of family used by the Vanier Institute since the late 1980s.

Work and Family: The Impact of Mobility, Scheduling and Precariousness

Elise Thorburn shares research on how workers manage family responsibilities in the context of high mobility and erratic work schedules.

New Resource: What Does the Term “Military Family” Mean?

CIMVHR, the Vanier Institute and researchers from Canada and abroad explore definitions of “military family” being used across four countries.

Institutionally “Chosen Families”: Supportive or Counterproductive?

Chloe Brown examines the role of “chosen families” among students living on campus.