Location & Hours
Date: September 6, 2023

The Family Care Office is located at 215 Huron Street, 6th Floor, Suite 603. We are open 9 am - 5 pm Mondays through Fridays, and by appointment until 6 pm on Tuesdays. The physical office is closed from 12 - 1 pm on Friday, September 29. Email - Phone - 416-978-0951.

Congratulations Fran !!!
Date: August 1, 2023

The Family Care Office congratulates Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, on her upcoming retirement! Since joining the U of T in 1995, Fran has worked to make U of T a family-friendly place to work and learn. Fran leads the Family Care Office & Faculty Relocation Service and the Early Learning Centres. Fran will be retiring effective January 1, 2024. Fran, you will be incredibly missed, as a mentor, a leader, a colleague and a friend, by your Family Care Office colleagues. We, along with countless others, have benefited from your years of incredible service and commitment to families at the University of Toronto. Thank you! Read the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture article about Francesca Dobbin’s contributions to U of T and upcoming retirement.

Calling all Student Parents: We want to hear from you!The FCO and Innovation Hub wants to hear from you!
Date: June 26, 2023

Are you a student who is also a parent? Do you want to share your experience navigating parenting while studying at UofT? Please join the FCO Student Advisory Committee for 2023/2024. The Family Care Office annually accepts applications for their Student Advisory Committee: The application deadline for 2023/24 has been extended to October 6, 2023. Our Student Advisory Committee meets 3 times during the academic year (usually in November, January and then in March). This committee has been useful as a way for our office to hear directly from students about our services and programming. It has also been an opportunity for students with family responsibilities to provide feedback on their experiences as U of T students. For more information or to submit application, visit our Students webpage. In partnership with Family Care Office, the Innovation Hub is interested in hearing how student parents navigate their multiple roles and responsibilities while studying. We are looking to hear perspectives and understand student needs to better inform future services and programming for student parents at U of T. Participants will receive $35 in TBucks after attending the session as a thank you! Session Dates: Feedback sessions are hosted virtually through Zoom and in-person. Sessions require registration and participants can choose one of the following options:

  • Tuesday, October 10th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 12th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Monday, October 16th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 18th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 19th: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
For additional details, check out the Innovation Hub's blog. Should you have any questions, contact:  

UTM Childcare Grant
Date: December 7, 2022

The UTM child care grant application is now open for eligible child care expenses incurred during May - Aug 2023 by UTM graduate or undergraduate students paying fees.  Please note the deadline for applications will be end of day on October 20, 2023. Additional information about the grant maybe accessed here.