Family Research Consortium

The Family Research Consortium connects 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 to compile and curate evidence about families and family life, foster collaboration and partnerships in family research, and inspire innovation in the field of family well-being.

Caregiving & Work Project

The Caregiving & Work Project explores Canada’s aging population,shrinking labour force and the limited resources and supports for family caregivers. The Caregiving & Work Project is a collaborative partnership between the Vanier Institute, the University of Alberta, the University of Guelph and the Université du Québec à Montréal. An employer survey, manager interviews and community round tables form the basis of the data gathering and knowledge sharing.

Connecting Working Caregivers Catalyst Project

Three-quarters of Canada’s 8.1 million family caregivers are engaged in the paid labour force, and despite their adaptability and flexibility, many experience consequences to their employment as a result of managing multiple roles. The Connecting Working Caregivers Catalyst Project aims to explore the role that assistive technologies (AT) can play in reducing both employment consequences for caregivers and downstreaming costs to employers and other stakeholders.

eQuality Project: Partnership (2015–2022)

To better understand the impact that digital media and commercial data practices has on young people, the University of Ottawa is partnering with Vanier Institute of the Family, 14 other organizations and 21 researchers and assistants across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong for the eQuality Project.


Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative

The Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative is a collaborative effort seeking to bring awareness to some of the unique experiences of military families. The goal of the initiative is to build awareness, capacity, competency and community through knowledge mobilization.

On the Move Partnership

From daily commutes that take hours to jobs that take workers from home for days, weeks, months or years, the phenomenon of employment-related geographic mobility (E-RGM), or extended commuting, is widespread in the Canadian workforce. To understand this reality and how it affects households and communities, and influences and impacts Canadian prosperity, the Vanier Institute of the Family is collaborating with 40 researchers from 17 disciplines and 22 universities across Canada and around the world through the On the Move Partnership.