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.
||Date and time (2019)
|Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 am
Meet at the Meeting House, 201 Winchester Street
|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 have fun at the Riverdale Farm in August, meet other U of T families at the Meeting House (see attached map)!
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.
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.
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:
|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.
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.
|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.
- Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 am
- Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 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
- 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.
If you are an international student partner in Ontario, International Student Connect (ISC) is the place for you. For details, see our web page on International Student Families.
Woodsworth College has a number of scholarships to assist sole-support undergraduate parents. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 noon. Students with other colleges will be considered for the June Straker Award. For full details, visit the Woodsworth College Scholarships page.
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