Families Count 2024: new resource on family structure now available


Families Count 2024 is now available


Addition of new members

How families grow

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Surrogacy and adoption
  • Foster children
  • Stepfamily formation

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Articles / June 30, 2020

Uncertainty and Postponement: Pandemic Impact on Fertility in Canada

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