A Snapshot of Men, Work and Family Relationships in Canada

Our new Statistical Snapshot highlights the diversity among working men in Canada and the ways work and family intersect and interact.

Timeline: Fifty Years of Men, Work and Family in Canada

Our new timeline explores the trends and social, economic and cultural contexts that have shaped fatherhood in Canada over the past half century.

Modern Fathers Reshaping the Work–Family Relationship

In moving away from the “traditional” breadwinning father figure to embrace caring roles, modern dads are reshaping the work-family relationship.

Language, Labels and “Lone Parents”

Victoria Bailey

Lone parent, single parent, one-parent family, independent parent, non-married parent, alone parent, autonomous parent: the words or terms used to identify, or self-identify, adults who parent independently are diverse and subjective, and they have evolved over the […]

Dads Play a Greater Role at Home: Family Life Benefits

Nathan Battams

(Updated March 21, 2016)

As Canadians prepare to celebrate Father’s Day, modern fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers are redefining what exactly fatherhood means to families and society. Canada’s 8.6 million increasingly diverse dads are taking on […]