Transition Magazine

Transition is a magazine for and about Canada’s families. Published four times per year by the Vanier Institute of the Family since 1970, Transition is widely read and well-respected by researchers, educators, students, journalists, family-service workers, doctors, lawyers, parents and many others interested in family issues. Accessible, thought-provoking and visually appealing, the magazine presents a balance of insightful views and timely information. Each issue features guest articles by North American experts on family life and the trends and policies affecting Canadian families today.

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.


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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