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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.