Stakeholders of the Vanier Institute of the Family include people and organizations from across Canada and around the world who:

  • Study families, including…
    • Students and teachers (from high school to post-doctorate)
    • Scholars and academics
    • Demographers, pollsters, statisticians and researchers across many disciplines
  • Serve families, including…
    • Government and elected officials (federal, provincial and municipal)
    • People in public institutions (schools, hospitals and courts)
    • Policy makers (non-profit, public and private sectors)
  • Support families, including…
    • Community-based service providers/organizations (such as early learning and child care, services for children and youth, seniors’ services, shelters, faith organizations)
    • Peer support programs (self-help groups, clubs, groups)
    • Advocacy organizations
    • Human resources professionals and practitioners, employers/labour organizations
  • Fund those who study, serve or support families, including through…
    • Government grants and contributions
    • Government funding
    • Foundations and philanthropy


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