Students with children
- The Family Care Office provides free confidential information, guidance, referrals and advocacy for students, staff, faculty and their families.
Our campus is family-friendly and offers many services, programs and resources for students with children and other family responsibilities.
Family Care Office
The Family Care Office is the central contact point and source of free and confidential help for students with family issues. The Office provides guest speakers and workshops, as well as information about and referrals for child-care, elder-care and other family matters.
Family Resource Centre
The Family Resource Centre gives parents, caregivers and their relatives a place to spend time with their children and gather with other families from the U of T community.
Our campus has several licensed not-for-profit child-care centres that are staffed by qualified early childhood educators and give priority to U of T parents. Most centres also escort junior and senior kindergarteners to and from nearby Huron Public School. There is a wait list for spaces, so apply early:
- Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre — located at 370 Huron Street for children 3 months to 5 years of age (416-946-0875)
- U of T Child Care on Charles Street — located at 35 Charles Street West for children 18 months to 5 years of age (416-415-2604)
- Early Learning Centres — located at 7 Glen Morris Street for newborns to children 5 years of age, and 252 Bloor Street West for children 2.5 to 5 years of age (416-978-6725)
For information about child-care subsidies call City of Toronto Children’s Services at 416-392-5437.
There is limited family housing available at Charles Street Family Housing, so apply as early as possible through their website.
In addition to OHIP and UHIP coverage, you can apply for family health insurance within 30 days of registering at U of T.
There are several support groups for parents on campus:
- New College and Woodsworth College run single parent support groups.
- The Family Care Office operates a student parent discussion group, as well as a father’s group and a caregiver group.
The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education offers a number of programs for children throughout the year, including:
- Track and field
- Summer camp
- Family drop-in programs at the Athletic and Varsity Centres