Quick facts about Canada’s military families you may not have known:
There are over
active military family members living in
children under 18.
Every year in Canada,
families move due to postings.
41% of military
away on deployment.
41% of military personnel average 4 MONTHS away on deployment
44% of military spouses reported difficulty finding a family doctor after moving, compared to less than 16% of the general population
In the mid 1999s, 80% of military families in Canada lived on a base. By the mid-2010s, this had fallen to only 15%.
In 2017, two-thirds of military personnel experienced extended periods of time spent away from their family.
*Source: The Vanier Institute of the Family “A Snapshot of Military and Veteran Families in Canada” Statistical Snapshots, 2018.
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