It’s official: 4 out of every 10 Canadian marriages now end in divorce.
The unnerving statistic comes via the Vanier Institute of the Family’s “Families Count – Profiling Canada’s Families IV,” which was released on October 4 to coincide – some might say ironically – with the start of Canada’s National Families Week.
“National Family Week gives us occasion to celebrate the central place of families in our lives and to acknowledge the incredibly vital role families play in society,” noted Clarence Lochhead, Executive Director of the Vanier Institute. “Canada's families may be changing in some remarkable ways but in all their diversity they remain the cornerstone of our lives.”
A 40% divorce rate wasn’t the only statistical brush re-painting the face of Canadian married (and unmarried) life. Additional statistical findings include:
Families Count - Profiling Canada's Families IV also contains a wealth of statistical information on income, birth rates, age demographics and more. To read the report highlights, click here. To purchase a copy of the complete report, visit the Vanier Institute's website.