The Vanier Institute of the Family exists to build public understanding of important issues and trends that are critical to the well-being and healthy functioning of Canadian families. It encourages a family perspective among policy-makers, institutions, service providers, employers and others whose work affects the lives of Canadian families.
The Institute conducts a program of secondary research based on original data from various sources and provides authoritative information about family and the position of family in society. The Canadian Family Data Service responds to direct inquiries as well as delivering up-to-date information through periodic publications and the Institute's quarterly publication Transition. Areas of research and information include AGING society, child-care, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE, FERTILITY, WORK and FAMILY, caregiving, learning, INCOME DISTRIBUTION and expenditures, and the media and family.
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