Families Count 2024: new resource on family structure now available


Families Count 2024 is now available

Advancing family

The Vanier Institute of the Family is a national, independent think tank committed to enhancing family wellbeing by making information about families accessible and actionable.

Reports / April 30, 2024

Families Count 2024: Family Structure

Family Structure is the first section of a larger report that will also explore family work, family identity, and family wellbeing.

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Policy and issue briefs / May 23, 2024

Issue Brief: Families, Disability, and Wellbeing in Canada

An overview of the wellbeing of families with disabilities in Canada

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Research summaries / June 20, 2024

Research Snapshot: Children’s Digital Play as Collective Family Resilience in the Face of the Pandemic

Highlights of a study of how digital play helped foster children’s agency, creativity, and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What we do

Share research

We mobilize credible and accurate information about families in Canada

Collaborate and

We work with diverse organizations and people to support family wellbeing

Build family science capacity

We invest in building skills and experience among family scholars

Resources and tools

Collaborations 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 divers communities to support family wellbeing. This allows us to leverage our respective strengths, increase our capacity, and extend our reach.