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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.


Visit the new Vanier Institute blog!
March 2015

Understanding families and family life has always been and will continue to be important to the Vanier Institute of the Family, to the country and to Canadians. This year, the Vanier Institute is celebrating half a century of studying how families in Canada interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic and cultural forces. Although families change throughout the years, one thing remains constant: the importance of families to the fabric of society.

As families change, so must any organization that endeavours to tell their stories. Building on 50 years of research and education, we are increasing our online presence in the digital world to provide insight into the real world of families in Canada.

Through our blog, we will inform, inspire and involve you. We will post a variety of articles, reports and reviews, as well as opportunities to partner and collaborate. We will share resources, discuss ideas and mobilize knowledge in real time. We will highlight the stories behind the statistics about families and family life, across the country and around the world.

Visit the new Vanier Institute blog


Families in Canada Conference, June 2015
February 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 that 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!