Note from the Editor


From the Editor:

     Due to the number of excellent submissions that we have received over the past year, it was decided that we would publish three issues of the “Canadian Journal of Family and Youth” during the spring and summer of 2020. The first issue (Vol 12, No 1) and the third issue (Vol 12, No 3) includes journal articles written by academics from a variety of different post-secondary institutions. A few were received from Nigeria, while others came from Uganda, Iran, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Poland. Still other papers were submitted from academics who were located closer to home - the University of Ottawa, Ryerson University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto and the University of Regina. There was also a submission from those who work with Statistics Canada data in Ottawa.
     Our second issue (Vol 12, No 2) is a special issue that highlights student perspectives on Canadian life. The topics that students chose to write about provides an opportunity to see what family issues are of importance to those who are in the initial years of their academic careers. In addition, the research that they have undertaken and their ability to pinpoint areas of concern, certainly adds to the discussion of parenting, particularly with regard to how diverse parenting practices are viewed by society (in both historical and contemporary terms).
     I am sure that our readers will find all of the above noted articles very interesting to read as they delve into a number of different issues and offer diverse perspectives on how to resolve, or at least, make suggestions for change or work towards social and familial improvement and youth support. Whether the topics relate to school discipline, romance and attraction, marital problems and divorce, drug abuse, single parenthood, the use of contraceptives, or Indigenous family/educational life and cultural and ethnic differences, all of the articles provide unique insights into the family and youth issues that are relevant across the globe today.
     I would like to thank all of the individuals who submitted their work to the “Canadian Journal of Family and Youth.” We are now in our twelfth year of publication and it is personally very satisfying (if not thrilling!) to see how many people, both nationally and internationally, have helped to make this academic journal a success.
I encourage everyone to think about submitting their work to the journal. To those who have been published, please think about submitting again. And also, feel free to invite your colleagues or students to submit their work as well. Not only are we interested in receiving full length journal articles, commentaries and book reviews, but we also enjoy receiving and reviewing short stories, reports and studies, poetry or any other family and youth-related research materials.

Best wishes for 2020,

Sandra Rollings-Magnusson,
Editor, CJFY