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Dads Play a Greater Role at Home: Family Life Benefits
June 2015

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 8.1 million increasingly diverse dads are taking on a greater role in their children’s lives. This evolution in fatherhood has had positive impacts inside and outside the family home. Read more on our blog.


Timeline: 50 Years of Families in Canada
May 2015

Today’s society and today’s families would have been difficult to imagine, let alone understand, a half-century ago. Families and family life have become increasingly diverse and complex, but families have always been the cornerstone of our society, the engine of our economy and at the centre of our hearts. Learn about how families and family experiences in Canada have changed over the past 50 years with our new timeline!



Families in Canada Conference, June 2015
April 2015

On June 10 and 11, 2015, the Vanier Institute of the Family will host the Families in Canada Conference 2015 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. This historic event will enhance our understanding of families and family life in Canada by mobilizing research, building knowledge networks, fostering connections and inspiring minds from across the country. Registration is open, but space is limited – register today!


Sleep, Family Meals, Family Formation (Transition Vol. 45 No. 1)
March 2015

This issue of Transition explores the three pillars of health: sleep and its effect on families and family life; nutrition, as seen from the perspective of the family meal; and exercise, in the context of physical activity incorporated into electronic gaming thanks to modern consoles.