Friday, March 27, 2009

Family Care Office - Upcoming Events

Please register for these events at 416-978-0951, or, or at

Saturday Drop-in for Student Families
March 28 (this coming Saturday!), between 10:00-1:00 pm, at the U of T Family Resource Centre (at the Early Learning Centre), 7 Glen Morris St., Basement.
Bring your children and meet other student families! Get to know another space on campus for students and their kids, and explore the Family Resource Centre wonderful resources! U of T families with children up to 5 years of age are welcome. Registration is not necessary!

Parenting for Dads
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 to 1:00 pm - call 416-978-0951 for location
Free pizza lunch provided
Nobody gives you training to be a father and kids certainly don't come with a user's guide or an owner's manual. Meet other fathers at U of T to discuss parenting issues, find support, share experiences and ideas. This is an ongoing group open to faculty, staff and students with meetings scheduled on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are informal but involve a variety of discussion points. Fathers are invited to participate as much or as little as they wish. Facilitator: Richard Skinulis.

Financial Survival for Student Families: Getting Out of Debt
Thursday, April 2, 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Call 416-978-0951 for location
Advanced registration required.
By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:
* Learn to navigate the credit rating system.
* Identify specific debt management strategies and tips, including creating a realistic budget that incorporates saving for debt payment, ten rules of money management, dealing with creditors and collectors, and consumer rights.
* Share and discuss resources that will help to better position themselves financially while in school.
Facilitator: Mark Tsipilevich, Education Coordinator, Credit Counselling Canada

Caregiver Support Group
Friday, April 3, 12 noon to 1pm. Call 416-978-0951 for location
This discussion group is for those who are caring for an elderly, gravely or terminally ill person, relative or friend, to exchange ideas, offer support and share experiences. Facilitator: Lynne Gallagher, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Free Movies for U of T families — Madagascar (on a big screen!)
Saturday, April 4, 3:30 pm, at the Robert Gill Theatre, 241 College St., 3rd Floor (St. George St. entrance).
They're cute. They're cuddly. They're deranged.
At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

No food or drinks allowed in the theatre. Children are to be supervised by an adult.

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