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.

New Resource: 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.

Infographic: Family Diversity in Canada 2016

For this year’s International Day of Families, we’ve created an infographic providing a “snapshot” of modern families in Canada that highlights some of the many ways families are diverse.

Governor General David Johnston at the Families in Canada Conference 2015

On June 10, 2015, His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston launched the Families in Canada Conference 2015 with opening remarks about families and family life in […]