Family Research Consortium

Building on the momentum of the Families in Canada Conference 2019, the Vanier Institute of the Family developed conference outputs to strengthen national family research capacity with a collaborative and interdisciplinary focus; cultivate connections among individuals and organizations that study, serve and support families; and develop rich and holistic approaches to measuring and monitoring the well-being of families, in all their complexity and diversity.

To leverage these important conversations, the Vanier Institute created the Family Research Consortium to connect researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds – including scholars, analysts, pollsters, demographers and others from the research and knowledge sectors – with those who serve and support families.

The purpose of the Consortium is to translate, interpret, mobilize, disseminate and activate knowledge on and about families in Canada. The Consortium compiles and curates evidence about families and family life, fostering collaboration and partnerships, and inspiring innovation.

A consortium is defined as “an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments or any combination of those entities with the objective of pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.” The common goal of the Family Research Consortium is to optimize family well-being in Canada.

As Canada has committed to supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – which includes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to family well-being – the Consortium will generate and mobilize research and evidence that can be used to support strategies, policies and programs and to assess their progress and effectiveness.

Stay up to date on the Family Research Consortium by completing the expression of interest form.