Canadian Family

How Canada's Revamped Universal Child Care Benefit Affects You

Tea Nicola | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Parents
Tea Nicola

There's been much hype and commotion since the federal government rolled out its revamped Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) last month. Dubbed 'Christmas in July', the change distributed nearly $3 billion to Canadian families, regardless of income, with children aged 17 and under.

6 Apps to Help Parents Manage a Busy Household

Karin Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Karin Campbell

There are so many amazing benefits to being a parent, but not a single one of them involves free time. Whether you're juggling summer camps and activities or thinking about how you're going to manage life when the school year starts again, the time of a parent is always spent on the go.

Critics Bust Conservatives' 'Typical' Canadian Family Myth

CBC | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

The middle-class income of a Canadian family of four, with both parents working, appears to have stalled, at least according to the "typical"...

We Don't Value Fathers Enough And It's Harming Our Kids

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Ike Awgu

Sunday, June 15 is Father's Day -- the one day of the year when the mainstream media and much of the public pretend to actually value fatherhood and the role of a father in the modern family. For the remaining 364 days, the role of fathers in the family is discounted, downplayed, taken for granted or seen as optional. Fathers are attacked by a court system that unfairly and disproportionately refuses them custody of their children. Attacked by the media that all too often, and wildly out of proportion to reality, portrays them as bumbling, villainous or incompetent.

The Modern Canadian Family? Foster Kids, Stepfamilies, Single Moms And More

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The nuclear family is no longer the norm in Canada.The mom-pop-and-three-kids-under-one-roof model that typified Canadian households of 50 ye...

Start Your Kid's Canadian Music Education Early

Canadian Family | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

Your kids may be well-versed in Justin Bieber and Drake, but what about Neil Young, Rush and Bryan Adams? Help them expand their music collection with...