The Divorce Rate in Canada: Grey Divorce, COVID-19 and Woke 

divorce in canada statistics - Divorce Rates
  • 16.4% of divorcees had been married for 25 years or more.
  • 42% of divorces happened in marriages that had lasted between 10 and 24 years
  • Before Covid-19 it was the Gray Divorce and now the Woke movement
  • Any marriage is susceptible to facing certain problems that may define their relationship
  • Abrupt change in daily routines has forced couples to rethink and redesign their day-to-day lives.

COVID-19 pandemic put a sharp stop to daily life

Silver Divorce and Canada’s Divorce Statistics

Are Canadian divorce rates increasing or decreasing?Ken Maynard ADFA, Acc.FM

As of  September 2021, Canadian divorce rates have been relatively stable, with slight fluctuations year over year.

What is the average length of marriage in Canada before divorce?Ken Maynard ADFA, Acc.FM

The average length of marriage in Canada before a divorce is approximately 14 years.

Where can I find reliable divorce stats for Canada?Ken Maynard ADFA, Acc.FM

Reliable divorce stats for Canada can be found on the Statistics Canada website, which provides comprehensive divorce rate statistics.

What are the current divorce rates in Canada?Ken Maynard ADFA, Acc.FM

As of  September 2021, the divorce rate in Canada is approximately 38%, meaning that 38% of marriages are expected to end in divorce before the 30th anniversary.

Why is the Divorce Rate Important to you?

Individuals going through a separation might be interested in divorce statistics for various reasons. Here are few:

  • Understanding Trends: Divorce statistics can provide insight into societal trends and patterns. These trends might influence an individual’s decision-making process or provide a broader perspective on the prevalence and outcomes of divorce.
  • Comparative Analysis: Statistics can offer a comparison point for individuals. For example, understanding the average age of divorce, the common reasons for divorce, or the average duration of marriages before divorce might provide some context to their situation.
  • Preparation: Understanding divorce statistics might help an individual prepare for divorce. For example, statistics about the length of the divorce process, the cost, or the likely division of assets could provide helpful information for planning.
  • Support: Recognizing that divorce is a common experience can offer emotional support. It can help individuals feel less alone and realize that many others have navigated the same challenges.
  • Policy Understanding: Divorce statistics can highlight how divorce laws and policies affect societal trends. This understanding might be necessary for individuals interested in advocacy work or those navigating divorce proceedings.
  • Counselling and Advice: For those seeking or offering advice related to separation and divorce – such as counsellors, therapists, and legal advisors – divorce statistics can provide a valuable backdrop for understanding the experiences of different demographics.

Divorce statistics can offer separating individuals a better understanding of their situation within a broader societal context, help in their preparation and decision-making, and provide some comfort through a challenging life even

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About the Author:
Ken Maynard ADFA, Acc.FM

I assist intelligent and successful couples in crafting clear and straightforward separation agreements, ensuring a smooth transition towards a secure future. This is achieved in four meetings or less, sidestepping the excessive conflicts, confusion, and costs often associated with legal proceedings. You have the option to collaborate with me via video conference or in-person with a DTSW associate at any of our six Greater Toronto mediation centers, located in Aurora, Barrie, North York, Vaughan, Mississauga, and Scarborough.

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