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As part of the Institute’s recognition of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Family and our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we have embarked on a year-long national Families in Canada Listening Tour.
Families in Canada are seeing increases in wealth and earnings, but debt levels are also growing. The 15th annual report of the Vanier Institute’s Current State of Canadian Family Finances is an up-to-date and accessible guide to available data on the economic circumstances of Canadian families. The new report draws from a wide range of recent sources, including a array of Statistics Canada reports.
This edition of By the Numbers focuses on fathers in Canada. How many fathers are there in Canada today? What are the current parental leave rates? How much time is being spent with family members? Are participation rates in housework increasing? Find out in our new fact sheet!
This issue of Transition
looks at how the Vanier Institute documents stories and synthesizes data, at the impact of caregiving on caregivers and at the diversity of fatherhood and paternal involvement in Canada. It provides a demographic snapshot of post-secondary education today, reviews recommended reading on modern retirement and reports on caregiving across borders. Finally, it considers how family members in Canada provide support to others through periods of mental illness.
This issue of By the Numbers takes a look at blended families, aboriginal families, interracial relationships and many others with links taking you directly to the Statistics Canada source page.
The Family Futures book was released on May 15, 2014 as part of the International Day of Families celebrations at UN headquarters. Family Futures features contributions from heads of state, national government ministers and a variety of academics and civil society representatives, including the Vanier Institute of the Family.