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Families in Canada Conference, June 10 and 11, 2015
January 2015
The Families in Canada Conference 2015, which coincides with the Vanier Institute’s 50th Anniversary, will mobilize research, identify knowledge gaps, build connections, inspire minds and enhance our understanding of families in Canada. Learn more by visiting the conference website. #FAM2015


Demographics, Ageism, Family Violence (Transition Vol. 44 No. 4)
December 2014
In the 1980s, the Vanier Institute developed a functional definition of family, centred on what families do. This issue of Transition revisits how the definition was arrived at and looks at how families manage money, aging and caregiving, intimate partner abuse and intergenerational and long-distance relationships.

In memory of Carol Matusicky
December 2014
One of the most dedicated and authoritative Canadians ever to speak on behalf of families in this country passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, in the arms of her own family.