The UTM parenting group is inviting other members of the community to join in this positive parenting workshop. Participants will learn about the importance of setting limits, implementing appropriate consequences and offering choices to children. A time to refresh your parenting skills, learn new information and make connections with other parents/caregivers in your community.
Workshop presented by Venay, a Public Health Nurse with the Region of Peel Family Services.
Facilitator: Kasia Pytlik, M.S.W. student, Family Care Office
Some children navigate life with confidence and ease, while others are anxious, full of self-doubt. In this workshop you will learn:
- How to assess the state of your child’s resilience, and gain ways to improve it.
- Learn why not to say ‘good job’ and what to say instead.
- Everyday tools that will help equip your child to withstand peer pressure, cliques, and bullying, while laying the groundwork for self-confidence, resilience and success.
Facilitator: Doone Estey, BA, MA. Doone is a Principal atÂ Parenting Network Inc. and an Adlerian Parent Educator. She is in demand as an international expert on parenting, giving keynotes, school and corporate talks and media appearances at leading organizations. She recently presented at the ONSAP (Toronto), NASAP (Chicago and Philadelphia), CCC Alliance (New York City) and le club b (Toronto) conferences. Doone is a co-author of Raising Great Parents, How to be the Parent Your Kids Need You to Be.
This workshop will address important information on how to reduce online risks to children and families. Topics include:
- What are IM’s, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Spam and Viruses?
- What is my child doing online and who is he or she talking to?
- What strategies do online predators use to gain access to children?
- What precautions can I take to protect my children while they are online?
Facilitator: Judy Engle, Jewish Family and Child
Join other student parents to learn about the services and resources available to students with families on campus, get advice on how to adjust to the University life, and start creating your support networks by making new friends.
All department administrative staff involved in the recruitment of tenure stream and teaching stream faculty are welcome to attend this Faculty Relocation Service (FRS) Information Session.
In this session, you will receive:
- An overview of the services provided by the Faculty Relocation Service including how to arrange for appointments for prospective faculty
- A description of other campus relocation services available to new faculty including Faculty Housing, Dual Career Connection, and banking services
Do you have questions about community resources in the Peel region that you or your aging relative may be able to use? Join Marion Strode, Case Manager and Acting Client Services Manager for the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) for Peel as she will provide:
- an overview of the elder care services offered through the Peel CCAC including the process for long term care placement
- information on caregiver stress and the resources that are available in the community to help the caregiver of an aging relative
All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
This is a workshop for family caregivers who are coming to the difficult realization that their elderly loved one may no longer be able to live in their current home and may have to relocate to a care facility.
Join, Esther Goldstein, social worker and author of Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living®, as she explores:
- How you discuss relocating with your loved one
- The emotional aspects for both the caregiver and the loved one
- The options for lifestyle choices from in-home supports to a facility
- Retirement homes and long-term care homes
Are you returning from a maternity leave or taking care of young children and are thinking of a different work arrangement? Perhaps you are caring for an aging relative and realize you just don’t have enough time in the day to handle all your responsibilities. Attending this session will help staff understand:
- The different types of flexible work arrangements that may be possible for a staff member
- How an appropriate flexible work arrangement might be put in place (a case study example will be used)
- How you would proceed to request a flexible work arrangement for yourself
Understanding the different flexible work arrangement options, will help you to determine if a flexible work arrangement might be possible in your current work environment, and if it might assist you deal with a current family concern.
Please note this workshop is not intended for managers or supervisors who are dealing with requests for a flexible work arrangement.
Facilitators: Teresa Scannell, Career/Work-Life Consultant; Kaye Francis, Manager, Family Care Office
This workshop will provide information about learning disabilities in children by addressing: what a learning disability is, common signs, assessment, and the impact of a learning disability and support services available. Participants are encouraged to send their questions or concerns to email@example.com ahead of time and/or to bring them to the workshop for discussion.
In this session, a representative from Service Canada will provide an overview of Canada’s Pension Plan and Old Age Security. She will review eligibility requirements, the application process, and what your entitlements are. This session would be of benefit to those who may be retiring shortly or for individuals who may be caring for an aging relative who is entitled to these benefits.
By the end of this session you will understand how Canada’s retirement income system is structured, what an individual is entitled to through CPP and OAS and what you need to do to receive these benefits.
Facilitator: Fernanda Soukas, Citizen Services Specialist, Service Canada