It is not unusual to encounter non-traditional family models in Canada. Single parents, unwed parents, divorced parents, blended families, and families with same-sex couples are all a part of Canadian society.
Though each household has its own traditions and practices, nowadays it is more common for both men and women to be a part of the workforce. Accordingly, men and women often both contribute to household chores, parenting, and the preparation of family meals.
Many women have entered into careers traditionally seen as “masculine” and into roles of management and authority. Conversely, some men have entered into roles and careers traditionally considered the domain of women, such as nursing, childcare, or becoming a stay-at-home parent.
In Canada, men and women are considered equals. Gender-based violence is not tolerated.