Families Count 2024: new resource on family structure now available


Families Count 2024 is now available


Producing, consuming, and distributing goods and services

Earning and sharing resources

  • Earning income
  • Providing food, shelter, and transportation
  • Paying for childcare

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In Conversation: Barb Neis on Families and Work-Related Mobility

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Food is at the heart of family life. A biological necessity for our survival and well-being, food is also much more than that. What we choose to eat is often more than just a matter of personal preferences and whims; in many instances, what we eat reflects our cultural, community and family identities. Sometimes, our […]

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Infographics and factsheets / January 30, 2018

Modern Family Finances: Income in Canada (January 2018)

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Physical maintenance and care of family members