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U of T honoured as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2016

March 2, 2016

U of T named one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for the fourth consecutive year!

Why is U of T a Family-Friendly Employer?

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers.

Kaye Francis, the University’s Family Care Office Manager, noted the award underscores the Office’s day-to-day mission. “Our work with students, staff, and faculty involves providing resources, referrals, and educational programming on family-related life events or concerns.”

U of T’s recognition comes in part from a number of initiatives including:

  • Workshops for staff such as Developing Your Career While Raising a Family;
  • Employment and career counselling assistance for partners of new faculty who are relocating to the Greater Toronto Area to assist them with the transition; and,
  • The annual Bring Our Children to Work Day where children of U of T staff and faculty visit their parents’ campus for a day filled with presentations, tours, and job shadowing

Francis says that the award also speaks to the University as a place that recognizes the ever-shifting work-life demands experienced by faculty, staff, and students: “It emphasizes that U of T values family, and it is always striving to have policies and resources in place that will address family issues.”

Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers is an annual competition run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in partnership with the Globe and Mail. For more information about U of T’s Top Employer Awards for 2016, visit:

U of T’s Top Employer Awards for 2016

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