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UTM Child Care Grant Application Now Open
Date: September 20, 2021

The application period for UTM child care expenses incurred during summer term 2021 is now open for eligible UTM undergraduate and graduate students. Complete the application form. Deadline: October 29th, 2021.


Are you a student with family obligations? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Maria Jardim, Family Care Advisor
Date: August 12, 2021

Are you a student with family commitments and wonder how the university can help you? Questions could be on diverse topics such as balancing your studies and family obligations, childcare, schools and other family issues. Book your appointment here to speak with a Family Care Advisor.


HeLTI Canada Study
Date: August 12, 2021

Are you planning to have a baby in the next 3 years? Or already have a baby (0-12 months) and planning a second child? HeLTI Canada is currently conducting a study to evaluate whether a technology-based type of care can improve the health of families before pregnancy (preconception), during pregnancy, and into early childhood and prevent the development of chronic diseases. This study may have the potential to benefit children and families worldwide. They are currently recruiting women living in and around the Greater Toronto Area, Niagara region, Ottawa, or Edmonton and surroundings, who either have no children or have a child between 3-12 months of age and are planning a pregnancy within the next 3 years. If you’re interested in becoming a participant, contact: HeLTICanada@smh.ca or 1-877-344-0464.


Experiences of Families: A Research Study
Date: May 4, 2021

This study titled “United we stand, divided we falter: Advancing a Family-Centred Agenda for Research on Caregiving” led by Dr. Charmaine Williams (P.I.) and Dr. Toula Kourgiantakis (Co-I), hopes to broaden the way to understand how family members cope with mental illness as one of many caring and caregiving tasks in families. The research hopes that sharing families’ stories will contribute to more responsive services, policies, and new resources for families. If you know a family who may be interested or if you are someone living with mental health concerns or a family member of someone with mental health concerns, contact Alexa Kirkland.


Family Care Office: Service Update
Date: February 12, 2021

Our campus office is open as of September 22, 2021. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except for Tuesdays we will be open until 6 p.m.  We will continue to predominately be providing our services remotely through phone and videoconferencing.  However, if you are student who wishes an in-person appointment, please contact us by phone or email to set-up an appointment.   We encourage all other individuals to contact us by phone or email to set-up a virtual appointment. We remain dedicated to ensuring our services remain accessible and uphold our commitment to confidentiality and privacy. Please note that we will not be taking drop-in appointments at this time.  To access support, we request that individuals e-mail family.care@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-0951 to book an appointment. For more information, please visit our website at https://familycare.utoronto.ca/ All information regarding the University’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus can be found on the University of Toronto website.

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