Women’s Wellness – Connecting with Others and Ourselves

Women’s Wellness is open to all women –  trans and cis – and nonbinary people who want to participate in programming that centers women’s experience who live in 30 or 35 Charles Street, University Family Housing. 

Take time out of your busy schedule just for you! Enjoy a breakfast and a weekly interactive session with on-site childminding provided. Raffle prizes each week! The Women’s Wellness series is an opportunity to pause and pay attention to your physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

The 2023 series weekly interactive sessions will be:

  • Thursday February 16 Connecting with Others and Ourselves
  • Thursday February 23 Find Your Slow: A Gentle Writing Workshop
  • Thursday March 2 Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence
  • Thursday March 9 Boundaries, Nervous Systems and Communication 101

To register, please email family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner), and the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.

Organized by the Family Care Office, in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, University Family Housing, and the Community Safety Office.

Connecting with Ourselves and Others

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: Breakfast begins at 9:30 am, childminding drop-off at 9:45 am and the workshop will run from 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: Activity room at 30 Charles Street West

This opening session will begin with yoga. Yoga will be followed by an opportunity to meet one another as well as some Family Care Office’s peer mentors (upper-year student caregivers and parents). Peer mentors will share their experiences of:

  • Meeting others and forming community at U of T and in Toronto
  • Living in Toronto and supporting a family on a budget
  • Navigating Toronto’s childcare, schools and children’s programs

Bring your questions! If your questions are not answered during the session, FCO advisors will gather the questions and will address them over the weeks of the series.


Mindful Moments  yoga instructor and Family Care Office peer mentors. Mindful Moments works to support students’ holistic wellbeing: body, mind, spirit and heart. Through mindfulness meditation and yoga classes, Mindful Moments aims to provide programming where students can learn new skills, develop life-long healthy habits and learn about themselves.