Are you juggling your courses while acting as a caregiver? Reach out and access support! There are resources available to help you during your time at McGill.

Access Support

Start off by getting familiar with the McGill Family Care website, which has loads of information on family care geared towards the McGill community.

If you have specific concerns, speaking with someone directly can be the best route. At McGill, a Family Resources Coordinator that connects student caregivers to resources city-wide. They can be contacted at or 514-398-5645.

Breastfeeding Spaces

If you are enrolled in a graduate program at the School, you have access to a Nursing Room at Thompson House – a quiet spot with rocking chairs and blankets. If not, you can visit the SSMU Building student lounge on the ground floor – it’s breastfeeding friendly! Did you know you can also go to Union for Gender Empowerment Office in room 413 of the SSMU building to breastfeed at any time? Just ask the Family Resources Coordinator for the code.

Take Care of Your Health and Manage Stress

Did you know you may be eligible for accommodations due to the specific challenges caregiving brings? You can consult this guide to see what you might qualify for during your time at McGill.

MACES has worked to bring you the best Health and Dental plan possible – you can add your dependants under the plan if you qualify for an additional small fee.

Have fun!

Above all don’t forget to have fun and connect with other parents at McGill. There’s tons of events happening that are great for families. Check this site for a full list.

MACES has offered family-friendly yoga, among other kid-friendly activities, so don’t miss out next time one rolls around! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.