Family Leaves

Whether you are a student, post-doctoral fellow, staff or faculty member, the Family Care Office can help you as you plan to take a leave for family reasons. You may be caring for a new child or need to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death. Select your group category from the options listed on the sidebar, to find out more about policies that may apply to you and about available resources.

Employment Standards

The Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out rights of employees and requirements that apply to employers in most Ontario workplaces. If you are protected by the ESA, you may have the right to take time off from work for pregnancy, parental, family caregiver, critical illness, and family medical leaves. For further information about these leaves and whether or not you are covered by ESA, then please refer to the Ministry of Labour website.

Employment Insurance

If you will be caring for a new child, a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death, or for a critically ill child or adult, you may be eligible for Employment Insurance benefits. For further information, visit Service Canada.

Book an Appointment

Email us or call 416-978-0951 to book a confidential appointment with a staff member at the Family Care Office to discuss your particular situation.