"Cardus Family is a unique and important voice in Canada, highlighting important data and research to strengthen the family as an institution, and thereby the society at large." Brad Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia

Want to Connect?

Peter Jon Mitchell

Program Director, Family (Acting)

Read Full Bio

The Latest from Cardus Family

More Money for Canadians With Kids
REPORT July 18th

The Canada Child Benefit program is popular and offers families choice, but does have its flaws, reports Peter Jon Mitchell. They won’t be so noticeable this week, he notes, as payments to parents go up.

The Pros and Cons of Canada’s Child Benefit
REPORT July 17th

The Canadian government has used many policy approaches to support families over the years. 

The latest, the Canada Child Benefit, comes with its own set of perks and pitfalls. Peter Jon Mitchell, Acting Program Director of Cardus Family, and Cardus Communications Officer Rachel DeBruyn offer a guide to its history and contributions, which is being featured on the Institute for Family Studies blog. 

Explore Our Research Programs