Bring Our Children to Work Day

sons and daughters at work

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Appointed staff, faculty and librarians at the University of Toronto are invited to bring their children, in grades 5 to 8, to join them at work on Bring Our Children to Work Day on Thursday, May 2, 2024.

The University of Toronto 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, faculty and librarians.

We have organized the UTSC Bring Our Children to Work Day event in such a way that the children who are participating will be exposed to different facets of the workplace environment at the University. Job shadowing, workplace activities and career-related departmental tours are just a few of the activities the children will participate in.

In Advance of Bring Your Children to Work Day

  • You will need to download and submit the Parental Permission Forms along with your child's registration. 
  • After submitting the registration, you will receive an email confirming if your child has been registered or waitlisted. An additional consent form will be required for those registered. 
  • You will need to send a letter to your child's school Principal.

Please note that copies of these forms are also available from Human Resources Services, Room BV526E.

Additional References

'Before you come to UTSC' checklist:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Running Shoes
  • Light Jacket or rain gear for walking outside

* Valuables and mobile devices are best left at home for the day.