Transition Magazine

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Transition magazine imagesTransition is a quarterly magazine published by the Vanier Institute of the Family that explores the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Canada. Produced in English and French, Transition features contributions by field experts and academics, a column of recommended reading called “Off the Vanier Bookshelf” and a “Facts and Stats” page to keep readers updated on a variety of family-related topics.
Transition has been one of the Institute’s key resources for over 40 years, read by researchers, educators, students, journalists, family service workers, policy-makers and parents interested in the stories and statistics behind families, family life and family experiences, expectations and aspirations across the country.

Paper copies of Transition are available by subscription; digital copies are free to download from our website. We are now offering a free subscription to the electronic version of Transition magazine. Simply complete this form to receive a digital copy delivered to your inbox. Transition will continue to be available to download for free from this page. 

Individual copies and back issues are available for $10 per copy and can be ordered online. Back issues published in 2001 and after are available online.


Sleep, Family Meals, Family Formation
Vol. 45 No. 1 (2015)
50 Years: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Vol. 45 No. 2 (2015)

Family, Privacy, Community and Care Modern Fatherhood, Aging, Caregiving

Vol. 44 No. 1 (2014)

Vol. 44 No. 2 (2014) Vol. 44 No. 3 (2014) Vol. 44 No. 4 (2014)

Military Families, Communications and  Media and More Prolonged Parenting, Modern Families and More Youth Online in Canada, Multigenerational Living and More Uniqueness, Bias and Inclusion

Vol. 43 No. 1 (2013)

Vol. 43 No. 2 (2013)

Vol. 43 No. 3 (2013)

Vol. 43 No. 4 (2013)


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