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Get Life Management Workshops on Your Co-Curricular Record!

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Guest Post: By Emma Helfand-Green (Family Care Office Blogger and Master’s student)



Life gets a little hectic sometimes. Balancing work, school and family responsibilities can be a challenge. That’s why the Family Care Office (FCO) has created the Life Management Series; a workshop series designed to empower students to find a better balance between their academic pursuits and caring for others.

Workshop topics range from procrastination and stress management to self-discovery and advocacy and offer a welcoming environment for you to connect with other students. Students who complete four workshops over two academic years will receive a Life Management Certificate and Co-Curricular Record recognition. The Co-Curricular Record is designed to help students find opportunities at U of T beyond the classroom and to have their skills and experiences captured on an official document.

The series launches on Wednesday, October 15 at 12:00pm with Procrastination, followed by a session on Stress Management on November 26. Visit our website for registration details.

Speaking of the Life Management Series, have you heard about any of the other great programs that we provide? The FCO offers tons of services and supports to students and staff with family responsibilities ranging from workshops and support groups, to mentorship and one-on-one support, and our in-house library filled with a large collection of materials on family care topics. You can connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for upcoming events and browse our blog posts for interesting articles on all things family!

If the Family Care Office and the Life Management Series have sparked your interest, consider joining us for the Student Parents Group on Tuesdays throughout the semester. This relaxing and casual lunch group (free lunch is provided!) gives you an opportunity to share your experiences as a student parent with others in an inclusive setting and learn about community resources.

I hope you will consider joining us at one of our exciting upcoming events and feel free to stop by our office, in the Koffler building, to find out more!


Written by Emma Helfand-Green, Family Care Office Blogger

Emma is in her first year of the Master of Public Policy program in the School of Public Policy and Governance at UofT. She recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, studying psychology and political science. When she is not blogging for the Family Care Office, you might find Emma volunteering at the Hart House theatre, working hard (or hardly working) at the Robarts Library, or spending quality time with her cat, Goose. – See more at: Family Care Blogger

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