Workshops

Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar

Session Date
Faculty Mondays, August 14
Staff Tuesdays, June 20, August 15

Time: 12:00 - 2:00 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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Online Chat for Student Families

Date Time
July 20, September 18 10:00 - 11:00 am
June 19, November 10 2:00 - 3:00 pm
August 15 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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Elder Care: Geriatrics 100 (U of T Mississauga)

Date: Tuesday, June 27
Time: 12:000 - 1:30 pm
Location: Room 3129, Davis Building, U of T Mississauga

An introduction to some of the cognitive and emotional changes your older relative may experience and the resources available to you. In this session we will discuss the following:

  • Dementia, depression and delirium: All of these illnesses can share very similar symptoms yet the treatment for each is vastly different. What are these illnesses? What are their symptoms? How can I be sure my older relative is properly diagnosed?
  • Learn about the vast array of community services and health professionals that can both assess and treat your relative. For example, how do I find a geriatrician or a memory clinic?  How can I make sure my older relative is not neglected if he/she is a patient in a hospital emergency room?

Facilitator: Zoe Levitt is an Elder Care Consultant with a Masters' Degree in Social Work. She has been working with the elderly in their homes and in hospitals for more than 20 years.

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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Maternity and Parental Leave Planning Seminar for Postdoctoral Fellows in CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 5)

Date: Wednesday, July 5
Time: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Housing Conference, Room 203

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

This workshop adopts a highly practical approach to preparing Postdoctoral Fellows represented by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5, for maternity and parental leaves, and for a successful return to work. 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!

Facilitator: Magdalena Rydzy, Family Care Office

Please register early, space is limited! All University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellows represented by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5, 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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