Will my child be negatively impacted by my divorce?

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

This introductory webinar will explore how parents can effectively cope with the separation and divorce process while buffering their children from conflict. The webinar will then be followed with a question and discussion period.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is an Associate Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts custody evaluations, he is a parent coach for separated families and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Registration required. Current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome. 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.

Why do I keep spinning my wheels since my divorce?

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

This introductory webinar will explore how adults get stuck in negative emotional cycles and how they can get traction on the right path by dealing, feeling and healing from the separation and divorce. The webinar will then be followed with a question and discussion period

Facilitator: Michael Saini is an Associate Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts custody evaluations, he is a parent coach for separated families and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Registration required. Current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and their partners are welcome. 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.

Winter Crafts & Watch Party: Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Join Hart House and the Family Care Office for a winter celebration! We will be making season-related crafts and watch the online Santa Claus Parade together on CTV or CTV2.

All U of T students, staff and faculty families are welcome to attend. Please register at family.care@utoronto.ca with your name and children’s names.

Webinar: Managing Finances during the Pandemic and Planning for Afterwards (Evening Session for Students and Student Partners)

Date:  Monday, April 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 pm
Location: The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

Have you or your family been impacted financially by Covid-19? Are you worried that your income may be impacted in the near future? Worrying about our health along with our finances can be scary, stressful and can create a lot of stress on us and our families. Join us for a practical webinar on how to plan for emergency reduced income, deal with your bills as well as your creditors. You are not alone and we are here to help you!

Facilitator: Anne Arbour is the Financial Educator at the Credit Counselling Society, with over 25 years of experience in financial services and a passion to promote financial literacy in her community. Anne holds an MBA from York University – Schulich School of Business, and is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF).

Registration Required. U of T students and their partners are welcome to attend.

If you are registering from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, April 6th please email family.care@utoronto.ca to receive access instructions.

Women’s Wellness @ Student Family Housing: Healthy Eating

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Student Family Housing

Join Food Share in a community food workshop where the focus is on healthy eating within a budget due to an expected rise in food prices.  You will be introduced to Canada’s new Food Guide, mindful eating, how to plan meals for the week, how to change recipes to increase nutrition and decrease cost, how to store meals and prepare leftovers safely.

Facilitator: Courtney South, Food Share, is a Registered Dietitian and food justice advocate who is determined to increase food literacy within the community. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food at Ryerson University and completed a dietetic internship at Sick Kids Hospital. During her internship, she worked with families from around the world to provide paediatric nutrition counselling, and education.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email  family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.
Registration is open to all female identified students and student partners/spouses living in Student Family Housing.

Women’s Wellness @ Student Family Housing: Communication and Healthy Relationships

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Student Family Housing

Healthy relationships and families are key to our well-being. We look to our partners and families as a place of refuge and support, but they can also be a place of stress, especially if we are not communicating well. In this interactive workshop we will discuss how to:

  • Identify the ways that stress impacts our relationships and families;
  • Communicate clearly to promote understanding and teamwork;
  • Develop a plan to nurture your own self-care, which benefits your whole family.

Facilitator: Dr. Angela Koh is a passionate Solution Focused Brief Coaching practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience in education and leading learner-centred curriculum and workshops.  Dr. Koh participated in designing the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching’s flagship coaching certificate program and has delivered it worldwide.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email  family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.
Registration is open to all female identified students and student partners/spouses living in Student Family Housing.

Women’s Wellness @ Student Family Housing: Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Student Family Housing

Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence is a program for girls and women to heighten their sense of self-trust and awareness of their environment. This workshop offers information, resources and an opportunity to discuss and learn physical techniques around safety, including responses to the most common assaults. Attendees will learn effective blocks, strikes, body language and verbal self-defence.

Facilitator: Deb Parent has taught Wen Do to thousands of girls and women since 1987. She pioneered Dyke and Trans self-defence courses and is a senior instructor and board member with Wen-Do. Deb was on staff with the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre from 1980 – 2001. She is also the recipient of the 2007 City of Toronto Pride award and the 2016 Inspire lifetime achievement award.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email  family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.
Registration is open to all female identified students and student partners/spouses living in Student Family Housing.

Women’s Wellness @ Student Family Housing: Building Resilience Through Mindfulness

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Student Family Housing

Mindfulness is about being present and compassionate in the moment. In this workshop, you will learn practices on how to quiet your mind and focus on your breath, become more self-aware and aware of your surroundings and how to respond effectively to difficult situations rather than reacting to or avoiding them.

Facilitator: Marie Masse was introduced to an 8-week Mindfulness-based stress reduction program that changed her life. She completed her Mindfulness Studies at the University of Toronto and is currently devoting her time to teaching Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation to U of T students through Mindful Moments. She’s also working at A Mindful Society, the Canadian gateway into the national and international community.

TO REGISTER: Call us at 416-978-0951 or email  family.care@utoronto.ca and include the sessions you are registering for, your name, U of T status (or status of your partner/spouse), the names and ages of your children if you require free childminding.
Registration is open to all female identified students and student partners/spouses living in Student Family Housing.

Walk with Strollers

Dates: Fall 2018

  • Friday, October 26 – Riverdale Farm

Time: 10:00 am (meet at the Hart House Reading Room)

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

Presented by Hart House and the Family Care Office.

U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and their partner are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Register

What to Eat When You’re Expecting (or plan to expect!)

Confused by advice given by friends and family about caffeine, folate, sushi, iron, dairy and eggs during pregnancy? Worried about not gaining enough weight, or gaining too much?

Join us for a talk on healthy eating during pregnancy. Planning or expecting U of T students, staff, faculty and their partner are invited to learn about the essential nutrients during pregnancy and how to get them, and about some potentially risky foods you might want to avoid.

Facilitator: Robert Smith, Registered Dietitian, U of T Health and Wellness Centre

U of T students, staff, faculty, and their partner/spouse are welcome to attend.