Family Care

Family Care logo: shows three flowers and the Martlett

We provide resources and support to all student caregivers at McGill.


We believe that families take many forms, and that what works for one family might not work for another. As such we encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular situation and any ways we might be able to help! 


Collective Kitchens

Student parents make food together during Collective Kitchens!

These events happen once a month. They are a collaboration between the Family Care Program and Midnight Kitchen.

Families come in to cook for a two hour period and leave with a bunch of food to take home! We take care of childcare (and Adult care if requested).

Families go home with Tupperware full of healthy vegan food for the week. This program is totally free.

Babysitting Club

People hang out during the Student Parent orientation in the fall.


A new club will be forming at SSMU in the coming years to help match student volunteers with families who need part-time babysitting or care for other family members. If you would be interested either in volunteering or accessing this service, please sign up here with your information! This will help us apply for club status. 

Monthly Study Sessions @Thomson House

Poster for Study Saturdays: depiction of a mother and herchild walking to school.

Study Sessions are a collaboration between the Post Grad Students' Society and the Students' Society of McGill University. Parents come in on Sundays for a quiet study space and children are occupied by volunteers for the day. Midnight Kitchen provides the lunch for the day.

McGill Family Care Site

A Student parent hangs out with her smiling baby!

Make sure to check out the JBSCE Subcommittee on Family Care website for centralized information about childcare, schools, elder care resources and more! It's a good place to start if you have questions to address with us.

Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


Upcoming Events

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