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June 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Here’s to You Dad!

Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

It’s Father’s Day,  and Statistics Canada  points out some interesting “Dad” facts:

There are some places in Canada  with “dad” names:

  • Ashdad, Ontario
  • Bagdad, New Brunswick
  • Dadens, British Columbia
  • Village-des-Pères, Québec
  • Pointe-au-Père, Québec

The average age of  fathers at the time of birth of their first child in 2011  was 28.3 years.

More Dads are taking parental leave.  In 2015  the number  was 30%  up  from 27.1% in 2014.

In 2011 there were  1,527,840 lone-parent families in Canada, and  21% were headed  by a male.

More Dads are  taking part in household work with 76% in  2015 saying they were  taking on household chores, up from  51% in 1986

In 2015, 1 in 10  families had Dad as the stay at home parent,  that’s up  from the 1 in 70 recorded as the stay at home parent in 1976

 

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