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Family responsibility leave

Family responsibility leave is an unpaid job-protected time off work for up to 3 days per calendar year. This leave may be taken because of an illness, injury, medical emergency or urgent matter relating to one or more of the following relatives:

  • Your spouse
  • A parent, step-parent, foster parent, child, step-child, foster child, grandparent, step-grandparent, grandchild or step-grandchild of you or your spouse
  • The spouse of your child
  • Your brother or sister
  • A relative who is dependent on you for care or assistance

The 3 days of family responsibility leave do not have to be taken all at once. However, the University can count any part of a day taken off as a full day of the leave.

For more information, please visit the Family Responsibility Leave web page of the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Leave Management System

You must enter your leave in the FAST leave management system (on-campus access only) prior to your leave or if this is not possible, immediately upon your return to work.