Founded in 1965, the Vanier Institute of the Family is an independent, not-for-profit national research and education organization committed to advancing the well-being of families in Canada. The Institute’s on-going goals are to maintain a current and accurate foundation of knowledge about family trends and issues, to identify best and promising practices that enhance the circumstances and prospects of families, and to use this information and perspective as a basis for engagement with Canadians, including educators and researchers; business, labour, community and government leaders; service providers; media; and the Canadian public at large.
Research on employment-related geographical mobility is of great interest to the Vanier Institute of the Family. The Institute is keenly interested in understanding the diverse adaptations families make in order to accommodate mobility requirements of employment, and how these adaptations support, undermine or otherwise challenge family functioning. Investigating the diversityof experiences associated with workers on the move will provide an important basis for the consideration of possible family supports, whether in the areas of workplace practice, public policies or programs or community services and supports.
Partner representative: Nora Spinks, CEO, Vanier Institute of the Family
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