Today is Mother’s Day and Statistics Canada has put together some numbers and info about “Moms” in this country.
- 9.8 million — the total number of mothers in Canada (including biological, adoptive and stepmothers) in 2011.
- 1.32 million of those mothers were right here in B.C. in 2011
There are a number of places in Canada that celebrate Mom:
- Motherwell, Ontario
- Grandmother’s Bay 219, Saskatchewan
- Rosemère, Québec
- L’Anse-des-Mères, Québec
- Grand-Mère, Québec
- Notre-Dame-des-Mères, Québec
- Mammamattawa, Ontario
- Mumford, Ontario
In 2010, women spent, on average 421 minutes with their family every day. That’s up from 403 minutes per day in 1986.
In 1851, a woman was most likely to have at least 6 children ( average was 6.56). In 2011, that number had dropped to an average of 1.61
In 2011 more than half a million people in Canada (537,000) reported that they had adopted children
In 2011, there were just under 1.528 million lone parent families in Canada, and of that number, 79% were female lone parent families.
Many like to say “Thanks Mom” with flowers, and in 2015, greenhouses in Canada produced 324.3 million cut flowers to help share that message.