Transition Magazine

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Transition magazine imagesPublished quarterly by the Vanier Institute of the Family since 1970, Transition magazine 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 over the decades, 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.

Starting in January 2016, Transition magazine will become a fully digital publication, accessible free of charge through our website – the December 2015 issue will be the final print edition.

Transition may be changing format, but it will continue to combine stories and statistics with rich and timely articles from leading thinkers who study, serve and support Canada’s families. Its articles and resources will continue to offer variety of unique perspectives from contributors with diverse backgrounds, disciplines and professions.

We will still publish under the Transition banner, but in its new format we will publish more frequently throughout the year, and in addition to articles, reviews and fact sheets, we’ll share new kinds of resources including videos, audio podcasts and more. Articles and resources will be more searchable and easier to share with friends, family, colleagues and organizations online and through social media.

We’re excited to expand our reach and diversify this publication as we move to a digital format. Don’t hesitate to contact us with suggestions to make this resource more valuable to you and your colleagues, friends, family, and anyone else with an interest in understanding Canada’s families.

Individual copies and back issues are available for $10 per copy and can be ordered by contacting Customer Service. Back issues published in 2001 and later are available online.

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Sleep, Family Meals, Family Formation
Vol. 45 No. 1 (2015)
50 Years: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Vol. 45 No. 2 (2015)
Family Law, Parenting and Diversity
Vol. 45 No. 3 (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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