U of T Pregnancy Care Group
The University of Toronto Pregnancy Care Group is a ULife student group who are passionate about journeying with fellow students so they can thrive in an educational environment.
Who we are
The UTPC is a ULife student group that is dedicated to journeying alongside pregnant and parenting students and providing the support they need to continue with their education and thrive in their daily lives. Our vision is to create an educational environment that is accepting and supportive of both pregnant and parenting students. To help make this vision a reality, we are affiliated with the Pregnancy Care Centre (PCC), an organization with established connections and resources from which the UTPC is able to benefit.
Why we exist
Over a year ago we learned that there were no campus groups that specifically aimed to support pregnant students. Therefore, in September of 2018 we came together as a small team to form the UTPC, which became an official ULife group in the winter of 2019. Our aim is to address the lack of resources and support needed for students to continue with their education while pregnant or parenting and attain their goals.
We are here for you. You are not alone.
Free and Confidential Services
- Free pregnancy tests
- Information about options
- Confidential emotional support
- Support with adoption plans
- Prenatal classes
- Connections to on-campus and off-campus (community) resources
- Assistance in creating a parenting plan while you continue with your education
Compassion. We are compassionate toward all students and will support their decisions and choices during their pregnancy.
Community. We seek to foster a community in which pregnant students can form meaningful connections to fellow students and thrive in their academic and daily lives.
Commitment. We are committed to serving pregnant students and partnering with them to meet their social, emotional, spiritual, and material needs throughout their pregnancy.
Will having a baby be expensive?
Don’t have an Ontario health card or health coverage? Don’t have readily available finances? We understand your concerns for obtaining and paying for medical and other relevant services. We are committed to helping you find the resources you need. Book a meeting to find out more about your options.
What can I expect if I make an appointment?
Once you text or email to make an appointment, a UTPC team member will respond by setting up an appointment time and place to meet that works for you. We will listen to learn how we can best support you.
You can expect a non-judgmental atmosphere where you will be able to receive practical help, accurate information and emotional support to make informed decisions throughout your pregnancy.
Since you are not medical professionals, how can I trust the information provided to me?
UTPC is committed to providing accurate information with the support of the Pregnancy Care Centre. Since 1984 the Pregnancy Care Centre has served over 6000 pregnant and parenting individuals. The resource booklets we provide to students about pregnancy related options have been peer-reviewed by Canadian physicians for accuracy in order to empower people to make an informed decision about their pregnancy.
I am scared. What are my next steps?
The possibility of pregnancy is often new and unknown; it is completely normal to feel scared. There are probably many emotions you are feeling with the possibility of pregnancy. We are here to support you. Here are some initial first steps:
- Take a pregnancy test. We offer free urine based pregnancy tests and will be there with you. You will find out the result in 1-2 mins.
- Talk to someone. We are here to listen to you and help you figure out the next step. We will be there with you every step of the way if you want us to be.
Know your options. We will provide you with accurate information on each of your options so that you have all of the information to make an informed decision.