Strengthening Your Step Family

Gather with other step parents to discuss the experiences specific to blended families and how to navigate the challenges and find your place in parenting.

Learning outcomes:

  • Examine the dynamic of blended families and how you can build a cohesive blended family that connects, communicates and cooperates.
  • Adding another parent and/or children can be disruptive to a family.

This course will focus on ways to integrate two families effectively, improve communication between all family members, learn to work with the personalities of each person in the household and deal with conflicts that can arise between two (or more) homes.


The Peel Family Education Centre (FEC) has been offering peer-support parenting courses, workshops, meet up groups and book clubs throughout the region of Peel since 1974. All of their Parent Educators are certified with FEC in adult-learning and Adlerian Psychology principals to offer evidence-based parenting skills and strategies to parents, along with lived experience and peer-support.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.