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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, Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI), Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Operations (VPAO) and the Faculty of Arts.

The network has now grown to over 250 faculty and staff members from all units and every employee group across the university. 

Our advisory board collaborates to organize and plan events based on the needs of our community. All Ryerson faculty and staff are welcome to join us.

Advisory board

Jerome Camacho
Director, Member Relations

Mariam Hashemi
Founder, Past Chair, Executive Director, Strategic Operations

Josie Lee
Director, Administration and Finance

Julien Meyer
Director, Operation and Communications

Rose Sandino
Director, Internal Affairs

Darline Hasrama
Administrative Coordinator

What we do

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 also used as a human resources recruitment tool and featured in new employee training.

Stay informed about our activities and events

Resources

Barbara Coloroso joined the Ryerson Parent Network in 2019 to share her thoughts on parenting in the 21st century. She is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, and bullying. She is also the bestselling author of four books including Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline. 

Read the article Parenting 101: How to be the best caregiver for your children for a summary of what she addressed.

Get in touch 

To get in touch with the Ryerson Parent Network, please email rpn@ryerson.ca.

Image gallery: An Immigrant Parent in a Diverse City with Mohamed Lachemi 

On April 3, 2018, President Lachemi joined the Parent Network to talk about his experience of being an immigrant parent in a diverse city.