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2014


Family Aspirations, Finances, Work (Transition Vol. 44 No. 3)

Partnerships and Collaborations
By Nora Spinks
CEO, The Vanier Institute of the Family

Families and Work in Canada
By Nora Spinks and Nathan Battams
Nora Spinks is CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family. Nathan Battams is a researcher at the Vanier Institute of the Family

OFF THE VANIER BOOKSHELF – All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
Book Review
By Cindy Graham
Cindy Graham is a professional writer living in Ottawa

Canadian Family Finances: Summary of the 2013-2014 Report
By Nathan Battams, Nora Spinks and Roger Sauvé
Nathan Battams is a researcher at the Vanier Institute of the Family. Nora Spinks is CEO of the Vanier Institute. Roger Sauvé is President of People Patterns Consulting

Modern Women Without Children
By Cindy Graham
Cindy Graham is a professional writer living in Ottawa

Perspectives on Family: What Does It Mean to Belong?
By Sara MacNaull
Sara MacNaull is responsible for Networks, Projects and Special Events at the Vanier Institute of the Family

The Health Care Experiences of LGBT Seniors
By Laura Zuccaro
Laura Zuccaro is a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa

Facts and Stats – Modern Families 2014
 

15th Annual Family Finances Report
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.


Fathers in Canada – By the Numbers
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!


Modern Fatherhood, Aging, Caregiving (Transition Vol. 44 No. 2)

Stories and Statistics
By Nora Spinks
CEO, The Vanier Institute of the Family

Modern Caregiving in Canada
By Janet Fast and Donna Lero
Dr. Janet Fast is a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta and Co-director of the Research on Aging, Policies and Practice research program. Major themes of her research are the economics of aging, the paid and unpaid care work of family members, and related public policy.
Dr. Donna Lero is a Professor in the Department of Family Relations and is the Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work at the University of Guelph. She leads a program of research on public policies, workplace practices and community supports in the Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, which she co-founded.


INFOGRAPHIC – Post-Secondary Education in Canada

OFF THE VANIER BOOKSHELF – Retirement in Canada by Thomas R. Klassen
Book Review
By Nathan Battams
Nathan Battams is a researcher and writer at the Vanier Institute of the Family.

Modern Fatherhood: Paternal Involvement and Family Relationships
By Ian DeGeer, Humberto Carolo and Todd Minerson
Ian DeGeer, principal investigator of this article, is a PhD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Faculty of Social Work. Co-investigators Humberto Carolo and Todd Minerson are the Director of Programs and Executive Director, respectively, of White Ribbon, an organization focused on engaging men and boys to promote healthy masculinities and end violence against women.

Transnational Caregiving: Family Members in Canada Caring Across Borders
By Aru Sharma
Aru Sharma is a fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences student at the University of Ottawa.

A Little Support Can Go a Long Way: Reflections on Depression and Anxiety
By Christy Buttigieg
Christy Buttigieg is campaigning for mental health awareness.

 
Facts and Stats – Nutrition in Canada

 

International Day of Families (May 15, 2014)
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. 


This edition of By the Numbers focuses on mothers in Canada. How many mothers are there in Canada? What are the current fertility rates, and how have these changed over time? How are they keeping in touch with their families? Find out in our new fact sheet!

Family, Privacy, Community and Care (Transition Vol. 44 No. 1)

Strong Families, Healthy Communities
By Nora Spinks
CEO, The Vanier Institute of the Family

Putting the “F” in EFAP: The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health Supports
By Craig Thompson
Craig Thompson, MEd, MBA, has been a clinician, business developer, account manager and business leader in the field of EFAP and Disability Management for nearly three decades. Over this period, he has worked with thousands of employers and employees and their families with a purpose of improving their lives and enhancing workplace effectiveness.

OFF THE VANIER BOOKSHELF – Mogul, Mom, & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman by Liz O’Donnell
Book Review
By Sara MacNaull
Sara MacNaull is responsible for Networks, Projects and Special Events at the Vanier Institute of the Family.

To Share or Not to Share: Online Privacy and Publicity Among Canadian Youth
By Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy. He is the designer of comprehensive digital literacy tutorials and has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines as well as presenting MediaSmarts’ materials to parents, journalists, academics and government bodies in Canada and around the world. A collection of his short fiction, Irregular Verbs and Other Stories, will be published in June 2014.

Caring Canines: Therapy Dogs and Well-Being
By Paula Cayley
Paula Cayley is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog volunteer. Professionally, Ms. Cayley consults in the areas of health and productivity and is an active member of various administrative tribunals.

Marking a Moment in Time
By Nicole Kennedy
Nicole Kennedy is a Registered Early Childhood Educator as well as a graduate of Mohawk College and Charles Sturt University with an Honours BA in Early Childhood Studies.

Facts and Stats – Multiple Births in Canada