Workshops

Online Chat for Student Families

Date Time
July 20, September 18 10:00 - 11:00 am
October 17, November 10 2:00 - 3:00 pm
August 15, December 8 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Online (link will be emailed)

Get the information you need from the comfort of your own computer/phone. A Family Care Advisor will be available to chat and answer questions on:

  • Child care & child care subsidies
  • Schools & children programs
  • Integrating study and family (and work as well)
  • Any other questions about being a student parent and a student partner at U of T

All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required.

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Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar

Session Date
Faculty Mondays, August 14, October 2, December 4
Staff Tuesdays, August 15 FULL, October 3*, November 7, December 5

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm (*October 3rd session will run from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

Please register early. Registration closes 1 week prior to each workshop.

Becoming a parent is one of the most monumental experiences in a person's life. Unfortunately, children do not come with foolproof instructions!

Combining a career and family life presents special challenges. This workshop adopts a highly practical approach to preparing faculty, staff and librarians for maternity / parental / and adoption leave, and for a successful return to work. While you may attend the seminar at any point during your pregnancy or adoption process, the ideal time is about three months prior to the arrival of your child. Topics will include:

  • Forms and more forms - a guide to government maternity / parental benefits & U of T policies
  • Planning your return to work
  • Resources on campus and in the community that will make your life easier
  • Do we really need all that equipment? - a guide to baby paraphernalia
  • Helping older children and pets to adjust
  • Enjoying it all!

Please register early, space is limited! All University of Toronto staff and faculty are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

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Choosing Childcare That Works for Your Family

Date: Wednesday, August 16; Friday, November 3
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313

A practical session to help you choose the child care option that will best meet the needs of your family. At this session you will:

  • Find out what are the childcare options available
  • Learn what factors to consider when looking at options, choices, and caregivers
  • Learn how to find a childcare centre and individual caregivers
  • Learn about the latest changes in the system
  • Find out about the financial assistance available and waiting lists

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

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Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Rm 5150

The Family Care Office welcomes new and current student parents to Orientation 2017!

Start building your support networks and learn how to be proactive and prepared so you can successfully navigate your degree while caring for others:

  • Meet other student parents and university staff
  • Learn about services and resources available on campus
  • Discover strategies and insights from current student parents on how to adjust to university life.

Childcare and lunch will be provided. Details will be available shortly.

Registration required. To register, please call 416.978.0951 or emailĀ family.care@utoronto.ca.

All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partner/spouse are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.