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Service Update

Our office will be closed between 5:00pm – 6:00 pm on Tuesday July 26th, and August 2nd. During this time, please email family.care@utoronto.ca or call us at 416-978-0951 the following day. The office will also be closed August 4th, 5th and 8th.  Please contact family.care@utoronto.ca or call us at 416-978-0951.  All non-urgent email messages will … Read More

Wanted: Student Parent & Student Carer Peer Mentors

We are looking for student parents and student carers (caring for family members other than their own children) who have been at U of T for at least one year and can share their practical skills on how to better integrate studies and family life. Student mentors will receive Co-Curricular Record recognition. Training provided. Interested … Read More

Connect with other students with family responsibilities

Connect with other students with family responsibilities on your own time, ask questions of each other, share experiences! Click on this link to join the Family Care Office WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BjSO5OG3xSg8AqdPGEGCIv.  Please note, this group is not moderated by a Family Care Office staff member but is rather your opportunity to connect with other students with family responsibilities.

Are you a student who is becoming a parent?

There are many students on campus who successfully complete their programs of study while caring for a new child. In preparation, we recommend browsing our tip sheets which provide information on relevant policies and resources, and the information under Pregnancy & Adoption. We also suggest registering for one of our parenting workshops. Learn more.

Family Care Office: Service Update

Our campus office is open February 14, 2022. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m and Tuesdays until 6:00 p.m.  Please note that we will not be taking drop-in appointments at this time. We will continue to predominately be providing our services remotely through phone and videoconferencing. If you are … Read More

Childcare Spaces Available on Campus

Childcare spaces available at the following locations: Early Learning Centre: St. George Campus ELC UTM location has toddler and preschool spaces available. Please contact early.learning.centre@utoronto.ca for further information

Redefining Traditional: Making Higher Education Family-Friendly

Open to students across all post-secondary institutions, Redefining Traditional is an online community for student parents, their partners and supporters. This community aims to equip student parents with the tools needed to successfully navigate their multifarious roles, engage them to join a cross-institutional community of belonging, and support them by facilitating productive dialogue among advocates … Read More

Kids and Company: Kidco at Home

Kids and Company has created Kidco at Home, an online family resource centre to support families in keeping their small ones occupied and learning, along with some parenting resources for adults. You’ll find a variety of curriculum activities, virtual events, reading resources, webinars and more.

COVID-19 Activity Guide

The University of Toronto’s Early Learning Centre has created a COVID-19 Activity Guide with ideas for activities parents can do with their children during this time.

Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities Recording Available

If you missed the Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities in September 2019, you can view the recording of the presentation of the FCO’s services and the Student Parents Panel Discussion on YouTube.