U of T’s ‘Bring Our Children to Work Day’: April 23, 2015

March 24, 2015

The U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day (St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses) will take place on Thursday April 23, 2015.

U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day is based on a program that began a number of years ago in the United States by Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® – “a program dedicated to helping … children explore their future opportunities at work, at home, and in their community.”  Many workplaces in Canada, including the University of Toronto, will host events for the children of their staff and faculty in 2015.

On the St. George campus the activities of the day include:  an official welcome in the morning, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, the departmental tours, lunch, and job shadowing.  Be sure to look over the event schedule for the
St. George program, UTM program, or UTSC program.

“We know that our faculty and staff spend a very significant amount of time each week on their ‘U of T’ work.  U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day provides an opportunity for their children to gain an understanding of what that work is and why it is so important to the University.  These enthusiastic and inquisitive young folks can also experience the depth and breadth of our programs and the diversity of our community, and hopefully be encouraged to come here to study one day!”

Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity

“As a top employer, the University strongly supports U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day.  This event reinforces the sense of community we have here and it is a wonderful opportunity for the children to see this workplace in action.”

Rosie Parnass, Executive Director, Organizational & Leadership Development, & Work Life Support

“U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day is one of several university-sponsored events that reflects the university’s commitment to creating a family-friendly work environment for all its employees.”

Francesca Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services

Who can attend?

Children of University of Toronto Staff and Faculty on the St. George Campus, currently in grades 4 – 7, are invited to participate. For staff and faculty at UTSC or UTM, please register via the UTSC or UTM sites.

How do I register?

Registration will begin Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Please refer to the applicable campus site for more information:

  • St. George program
  • UTM program
  • UTSC program

The sponsors

U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day is sponsored by the following:  Office of the Vice-President Human Resources & Equity, Office of the Vice-President & Provost, the Quality of Work-Life Advisor, Organizational Development & Learning Centre, Family Programs & Services, and Camp U of T.