What’s in a Name? Defining Family in a Diverse Society

A central component of the Vanier Institute's research over the past 50 years has been the functional definition of family used by the Vanier Institute since the late 1980s.

What Does the Term “Military Family” Mean?

CIMVHR, the Vanier Institute and researchers from Canada and abroad explore definitions of “military family” being used across four countries.

Institutionally “Chosen Families”: Supportive or Counterproductive?

Chloe Brown examines the role of “chosen families” among students living on campus.

International Day of Families 2018 Focuses on Families and Inclusive Societies

On May 15, International Day of Families provides an opportunity to recognize the role families play in the lives of individuals, communities and society at large.

2016 Census Release Highlights Family Diversity in Canada

The 2016 Census release on families, households and marital status provides an overview of the “family landscape” in Canada.