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About Gabriele

Gabriele Simmons is three years into her Women and Gender Studies undergraduate degree. When not obsessing over comma placement Gabriele can be found doing recreational modern dance, reading fiction, and energetically volunteering. You might know her from UofT's Early Learning Centre, where she's been a casual classroom support since September 2015.

Finding Age-Appropriate Movies

Hollywood seems to be less and less kid-friendly these days, which makes finding films that are appropriate for the entire family difficult. We know how impressionable our little ones are, which is why we as parents/guardians/childcare providers do our best … Continue reading

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Tax Resources & RESP Information

It’s coming up to be tax season, which for many people is a HUGE source of stress. This doesn’t need to be the case! There are endless free resources both online and in-person that can help you get your finances … Continue reading

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Black History Month Resources

February is Black History Month, so you’ll find fantastic Afro-specific programming in venues across the city. Take the time to learn about and celebrate the heritage, traditions, and cultures of Afro-Canadians with your family! Likely, your little ones will come home … Continue reading

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City of Toronto and Camp U ofT: Registration for Spring and Summer Programs 2017

It’s hard to believe that registration for City of Toronto’s spring and summer programs is just around the corner and that Camp U of T’s is already here! The best part is that children of all ages have access to … Continue reading

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Family Day Events Round Up

There’s nothing better than a day that’s scheduled especially for family fun! In consideration of this year’s Family Day- happening Monday, February 20th for those who don’t yet have it on their radar- we’ve made a list of 7 top … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Child’s Elementary School- Deadlines!

Choosing the right Kindergarten or Elementary School for your child can be an exciting decision. The Family Care Office recently held a panel discussion on the subject, where experts advised parents and guardians on how to pick the best schools … Continue reading

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PD Day Events in The GTA (January 20)

Haven’t got plans for your student’s January 20th PD Day yet? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are our 7 top picks for free and low-cost PD Day events across the GTA: Bata Shoe Museum If you’ve got the day off … Continue reading

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Starting Your Year Off Fresh

It seems like every time that January rolls around we promise ourselves to eat better, make more time for our family and friends, and to end our procrastination for good. Often times, the goals that we make are too lofty … Continue reading

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Financial Survival: Best Tips Contest

On January 25th, the Family Care Office and University of Toronto Student Union are hosting a Financial Survival Workshop and Fair! In advance of the date, we’re asking YOU to send us your best budgeting and saving tips. Send us an Email, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things to Do with Kids Over the Holidays

It can be overwhelming, having your little ones at home over the winter break. How to keep them entertained in this cold weather? How not to go crazy? Well, here are our top 10 things to do over the holidays that’ll … Continue reading

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