Faculty Relocation Service

From: Natasja VanderBerg, Acting Manager, Family Care Office & Faculty Relocation Service 
Date: July 4, 2024
Re: The Faculty Relocation Service

The Faculty Relocation Service (FRS)  provides assistance to prospective and recently appointed faculty on many aspects of relocating to the Greater Toronto Area.  

The FRS is located at 215 Huron St, 6th floor, Suite 603 while the Koffler Centre is undergoing renovations.  

We assist prospective and recently appointed tenure and tenure-stream faculty, continuing teaching stream faculty, and permanent-status stream librarians outside the GTA with aspects of relocating to Toronto and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to life as part of the University of Toronto is as smooth as possible. Consultations are confidential.  
The Faculty Relocation Service website provides ‘one-stop shopping’ for answers to questions on everything from housing assistance to child care options and from getting a driver’s license to equity offices at U of T.  

A key component of our service is a meeting with faculty candidates during their campus interview visits. In these confidential appointments, a faculty candidate has the opportunity to ask questions on topics such as immigration, housing, moving, banking, health care, child care, schooling, and family leave policies. Our 30-minute appointments include information on:  
• immigration, health care and benefits  
• housing, real estate, moving and banking concerns  
• services for children including planning for a child, child care, schools, camps, programs & special needs
• services for caring for family members, including older family members 
• a faith community, ethnocultural community and LGBTQ communities 

We meet with potential and recently hired faculty members virtually or in-person. 

If you are a Chairperson or Dean and have a new administrative staff member who is setting up the appointments with our office, they are welcome to contact us for an overview of our service. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to faculty.support@utoronto.ca

Natasja VanderBerg  
Acting Manager, Family Care Office & Faculty Relocation Service 
University of Toronto 

215 Huron St. 6th Floor, Suite 603 | Toronto, ON | M5S 1A2 
Tel: 416.978.0951 
Family Care Office website:  www.familycare.utoronto.ca