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Ryerson Parent Network

 

Who We Are

An employee-driven initiative, the Ryerson Parent Network was founded in 2014 and is supported in various capacities by the President’s Office, OVP-ECI, OVP-AO and the Faculty of Arts.

The purpose of the network is to build community for Ryerson parents and families by hosting events, sharing informational resources and providing opportunities for networking and informal mentorship. This socially innovative group promotes employee engagement, employee retention and employee satisfaction with creative and inclusive programming built from the ground up. The network is used as a human resources recruitment tool and featured in new employee training.

The Network has now grown to over 250 faculty and staff members from all units and every employee group: Sr. Admin, RFA, MAC, CUPE and OPSEU. An advisory board collaborates to organize and plan events based on community need. All Ryerson faculty and staff are welcome.

What We Do

This socially innovative group promotes employee engagement, retention and satisfaction with creative and inclusive programming from the group up. The mission of the network is to build community and provide opportunities for informal mentorship.


Stay in touch with the latest from our network


Advisory Board

Mariam Hashemi
Founder, Chair and Director of Strategic Operations, Faculty of Arts

Julien Meyers
Assistant Professor, School of Health Services Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

Josie Lee
Director, Administration and Operations, Office of the General Counsel and Board Secretariat

Celeste Richards
Director, Development for the Faculty of Community Services

Jerome Camacho
Head Athletic Therapist with Ryerson Athletics

 

 

Our Past Events:

An Immigrant Parent in a Diverse City (Mohamed Lachemi)

April 3 | JOR 1402 | 12-1pm | Lunch will be served | Space is limited

RSVP mariam.hashemi@politics.ryerson.ca

 

Parenting with Wit and Wisdom (Barbara Coloroso)

April 9 | POD 250 | 12 - 2 p.m | Lunch will be served | Space is limited

 

Are personality and birth order linked?

April 24 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | Lunch will be served | Space is limited

RSVP mariam.hashemi@politics.ryerson.ca

 

Junk food, parent's vice? Share thoughts about junk food and ideas for healthier snacks for kids. Recipes!

February 27 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Josie Lee

 

Hectic morning routines! Are there best practices for getting out the door, healthy eating & finding time for yourself?

March 2 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Celeste Richards

 

Parenting children with diverse abilities: share tips and experiences about IEP's, inclusion, therapies, funding...

March 6 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Salwa Saeed

 

Co-parenting: sharing of tips and resources for blended families

April 6 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP required | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Rebecca Dirnfeld

 

Children and school. How can we help our children deal with school? Teachers, bullying, motivation, homework...

May 11 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP required | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Julien Meyer

 

Is gaming an issue in your home?

May 29 | JOR 730 | 12-1pm | No RSVP required | Bring your lunch

Community member lead: Kim Kritzer

 

Swim your way to wellness! Learn how to swim during your lunch hour

Ongoing | RAC | Email neha.narang@economics.ryerson.ca

Community member lead: Neha Narang

 

Mindful Parenting Strategies: a healthier work life balance

November 6 | JOR 730 | 12-1:30pm | Lunch is provided | Space is limited

RSVP mariam.hashemi@politics.ryerson.ca

Resources

The Ryerson Parent Network has various resources for the community. To learn more, here are some resources:

Images from Our Latest Event

Below you can find images from our event An immigrant parent in a diverse city that occurred on April 3, 2018.

Get in touch

To join the email list or to get involved please email Founder and Chair, Mariam Hashemi at mariam.hashemi@politics.ryerson.ca