FCO ‘Becoming a Parent in Grad School’ session & call for peer mentors

Workshop: Becoming a Parent in Grad School

May 28, 12-1:30 PM (virtual)

Many students debate whether to have a baby during graduate school or wait until their lives and careers are more established. This session will help you make an informed decision about what it means to start a family during grad school, including:

  • A panel discussion featuring current and former graduate students who are raising children; you will hear firsthand about their experiences for integrating studies and careers while raising children.
  • Hear about programs and resources available for students who are starting a family: university and government leave policies; funding options for pregnancy/parental leave; and resources for new parents.

Presented by the Family Care Office (FCO) and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

Register for Becoming a Parent in Grad School 
University of Toronto students 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 make appropriate arrangements.

Become a Family Care Office peer mentor

Are you a student parent or student caregiver who is caring for a family member? Through its peer mentorship program, the Family Care Office aims to create the space for a supportive and knowledge-sharing community among students with family responsibilities. You are invited to become a peer mentor, for which you will receive training and will be part of a community of peer mentors throughout the year. Peer mentors receive recognition of their volunteer role on their co-curricular records.

Learn more about the peer mentorship program.

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