Families Count: Profiling Canada’s Families IV

Through the use of easy-to-read charts and tables and commentary, Families Count identifies trends, successes, and challenges facing Canada’s families today.


The name has changed but readers will still find a wealth of information on families in Canada – in all of their diversity – and on the range of factors influencing their well-being.

Through the use of easy-to-read charts and tables and commentaryFamilies Count identifies trends, successes and challenges facing Canada’s families today. The new electronic format will ensure broad accessibility for all those with an interest in families.

This is the most recent edition of the Vanier Institute’s popular data book on families in Canada. The Vanier Institute of the Family has been producing this essential resource since 1994.

The Vanier Institute of the Family

Publication Date
October 4, 2010

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Here’s what people are saying about Families Count

“An encyclopedia of Canadian family trends and statistics”
– Post Media News

“This is one resource that I must have on my shelf. Whether writing a paper, giving a talk or responding to media queries, it is the one place where I can get reliable information literally at my fingertips.”
– Kerry Daly, Ph.D., Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph