Fascinating Families

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Fascinating Families is a series of fact sheets in short-article format that build on the Vanier Institute’s expertise in monitoring family trends and mobilizing available research on a variety of family-related topics. Fascinating Families highlights timely, family-related facts and uses a “family lens” to frame a brief discussion of the implications for families in Canada.

This feature is designed for the media, educators, students, social service professionals and anyone interested in understanding the strengths of Canadian families and the challenges they face. Hyperlinks to related resources and research are provided whenever possible. Editions prior to 2011 are available in our resource archive.

Fascinating Families, formerly a monthly publication, now appears as similarly structured articles in the quarterly editions of Transition magazine, available for download as stand-alone documents. 

Counting Sheep –
Sleep Patterns in Canada
April 2013