Preparing Healthy School Lunches and Snacks

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 WAITLIST
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Rm 313

Preparing healthy school lunches and snacks for your child can be easy if you have a few ideas up your sleeve. Join us to:

  • Find out how to maximize nutrients in your child’s lunches and snacks.
  • Discover ways to increase the chances of your child eating what you packed.
  • Learn how to become more efficient with your lunch/snack packing and spend less time in the kitchen!
  • Explore different lunch/snack container options and find out which will work best for your child.

Facilitator: Aviva Allen is a kids’ nutritionist and mother of two school aged boys, specializing in helping parents address picky eating and other feeding challenges. Aviva is also the founder of Healthy Moms Toronto, a network of over 19,000 moms across the GTA with an interest in living a healthy lifestyle.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so that we can accommodate your needs.

Family Event: Strolling with the FCO

Location Date and time (2019)
St. George campus Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Meet at the Family Care Office, 214 college Street, Room 103

Explore the city with other U of T parents and kids! Enjoy walking excursions to parks, museums, and local neighbourhoods. Find new places to play while connecting with other parents of young children.

Join us to explore St. George campus with other U of T parents and kids! Find new places on campus to play and chill out while connecting with other parents of young children.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

Register

Robarts Family Study Space Open House

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Robarts Library, Family Study Space, 130 St. George Street, Room #9-002

Explore Robarts Family Study Space, a secure, child-friendly, sound-proofed room in the Robarts stacks! Children are welcome and refreshments will be provided. See the Robarts library website for full details about the Open House.

About the Study Space: current students, faculty members, visiting scholars, and staff at the University of Toronto who have children 12 years old or under are eligible to use the space.

Expectant Parents Group (Fall Session)

Date: Mondays (please see dates below)
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Rm 313

A group for U of T expecting parents and their partners to:

  • Gain insight into various aspects of pregnancy including nutrition, emotional and physical changes, labour and delivery, and post-partum issues such as feeding your baby.
  • Find support and access resources.
  • Meet guest speakers, exchange ideas and experiences with other expectant parents regarding various aspects of pregnancy and life with baby.

Fall 2019 Session dates:

Session Title Date
Equipment & Gadgets You Will Really Use Monday, September 16
Pregnancy Changes & Concerns Monday, September 23
The Birthing Experience Monday, September 30
Feeding Your Baby & Caring for Yourself Monday, October 7

Expectant parents who are U of T students, staff, faculty and their partners/spouses both are welcome to attend. Pre-registration required. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs.

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Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities 2019

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: St. George Campus, O.I.S.E, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5250

The Family Care Office invites incoming and current students with family responsibilities to Orientation 2019!

Start building your support networks and learn how to be proactive and prepared so you can successfully navigate your degree while caring for others:

  • Meet other students with family responsibilities and university staff
  • Learn about services and resources on campus
  • Discover strategies and insights from current student parents on how to adjust to university life

Vegetarian Lunch Available. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges or dietary restrictions so we can accommodate your needs.

Final Schedule/Agenda
9:30 – 10:00 am Registration and Coffee; Childcare Drop-off if needed
10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome and Overview of FCO’s Services
10:15 – 11:15 am Themed Tables on topics relevant to Students with family responsibilities, including academic supports and life beyond the classroom
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Student Parents Panel Discussion: Hear from student parents about how they manage their family life, school and work at the U of T
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch & Networking

All incoming & returning U of T students with family responsibilities are welcome. Registration required.*

Please note that partners of students with family responsibilities are welcome to join at 11:30 am – 12:15 pm for a separate Meet & Greet event.

Limited childcare available.

To register yourself and/or your child, please email family.care@utoronto.ca or call 416.978.0951.
*At the time of registration, please let us know if your partner will be attending the Meet & Greet. Children are welcome to come with student parents’ partners for the Meet & Greet event at 11:30 am and to stay afterwards for lunch.

Online Chat for Prospective and Current Student Families

Dates:

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Friday, October 25, 2019, 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’s programs
  • Balancing study and family (and work too, if that is your case)
  • How to get connected with a peer mentor
  • Other issues that student parents have to deal with

All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required.

December 2019

Faculty Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar
Monday, December 2 • 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Online Chat for Current and Prospective Student Families
Monday, December 2 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm

UTM Individual Appointments with a Family Care Advisor
Monday, December 9 • Between 10 am – 4 pm

UTSC Individual Appointments with a Family Care Advisor
Tuesday, December 10 • Between 10 am – 4 pm

November 2019

UTM Individual Appointments with a Family Care Advisor
Friday, November 1 • Between 10 am – 4 pm

Staff Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning Seminar
Monday, November 4 • 12:00 – 2:00 pm

UTSC Individual Appointments with a Family Care Advisor
Wednesday, November 6 • Between 10 am – 4 pm

Baby & Toddler Talks: Toilet Learning (Webinar)
Thursday, November 7 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Choosing Childcare That Works for Your Family
Friday, November 8 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Appointments with a Counsellor from the Alzheimer Society
Friday, November 15 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Event: U Can Move & Swim Meet
Saturday, November 16 • 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Pregnancy and Parental Leave Planning Seminar for Postdoctoral Fellows in CUPE Local 3902 (Unit 5)
Wednesday, November 20 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Elder Care: The Role of the LHIN for the Caregiver (U of T Scarborough)
Friday, November 22 • 12 – 1:30 pm

Elder Care: Dementia 101 (University of Toronto Mississauga)
Monday, November 25 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Elder Care: Understanding the System
Thursday, November 28 • 12:00 – 2:00 pm