Grandparents' Day

Fall 2004 CSANews Issue 52  |  Posted date : May 15, 2007.Back to list

  • According to the General Social Survey of 2001, there were 5.7 million grandparents in Canada.

  • Only 2% of women and 1% of men aged 45 and under were grandparents.

  • In the age group 55 to 64, nearly two-thirds of women and just over one-half of men were grandparents.

  • In the age group of 65+, 80% of senior women were grandmothers and 74% of senior men were grandfathers.

  • More than one-half (53%) of all grandparents were retired, while 30% reported they were still in the labour force.

  • In 2001, over two-thirds (68%) of all grandparents were married, while 18% were widowed. An additional 10% were divorced or separated or had never been married, while 4% were living common-law.

    Source: Statistics Canada