The Vanier Institute of the Family respects your privacy.

Personal information

The Vanier Institute does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals through this website unless it is provided voluntarily and knowingly, such as on the Vanier Institute newsletter subscription or donation forms.

Most of the Vanier Institute resources and publications are available for download free of charge and do not require your personal information to do so.

Any and all personal information you voluntarily provide is protected under the provisions of Canada’s federal privacy legislation.

Aggregate information

The Vanier Institute does collect non-personal and aggregate information from website visitors as follows:

The Vanier Institute automatically logs information about visits to this website in the normal course of establishing and maintaining Web connections. The Vanier Institute servers record statistical information such as visitors’ IP addresses, time and duration of visits and webpages visited.


Like many (perhaps most) websites, the Vanier Institute uses “cookies” to obtain non-personal information from online visitors. Cookies are small data files that your web browser places on your computer when you visit a website. Although most browsers accept cookies automatically, they can be configured to not accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

The Vanier Institute does not extract personal information in this process, nor does it provide this information to third parties. Cookies allow the Vanier Institute to speed up the navigation process and to make the website experience more efficient; they also help it to measure the traffic on the website so that the Vanier Institute can assess the effectiveness of its education and outreach efforts.

Personal information exceptions

If you choose to provide personal information in order to sign up for the email newsletter, make a purchase, become a supporter or make a donation, the Vanier Institute will only use that information as follows:

Newsletter subscribers

The email newsletter is used to send updates about Vanier activities, publications, events and ways you can support the Vanier Institute, including, but not limited to, making a donation or becoming a supporter. If you sign up for the newsletter, the Vanier Institute will not share or disclose your email address to any third party. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

Keeping your information secure

The Vanier Institute has taken steps to keep all information received from online visitors as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. All personal information you provide is stored in a secure database; your credit card information is used only to process your order and it is not stored beyond the point at which your payment is approved. All online payments are processed securely and protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

Feel free to touch base

Do not hesitate to email the Vanier Institute if you wish to: