Leaves for Postdoctoral Fellows (CUPE 3902, Unit 5)

Staff members at the Family Care Office are available to meet with you individually to discuss your particular situation.

Maternity Leave

Please refer to your collective agreement for the maternity and parental leave policies that will govern your leave. Your collective agreement can be accessed on the Human Resources and Equity website. If you have any questions about the University policy, you can contact the Family Care Office.

Parental Leave

Please refer to your collective agreement for the parental leave policies that will govern your leave. Your collective agreement can be accessed on the Human Resources and Equity website. If you have any questions about the University policy, you can contact the Family Care Office.

Compassionate Leave

Upon request, an employee shall be granted leave without loss of pay for up to one (1) week to attend to an ill relative, spouse, or close associate, at the employee's request once per contract year. Unpaid compassionate leaves under this article may be granted during the same contract year. Your collective agreement can be accessed on the Human Resources and Equity website.

Additional Leaves

There are unpaid, job-protected leaves that you may be able to access if you are caring for a seriously ill family member. Employment Insurance (EI) benefits may be available for some of these leaves.

Family Caregiver Leave

Family Medical Leave and EI Compassionate Care Benefits

Critically Ill Child Care Leave and EI Special Benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children

 

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.

Information Package

Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave packages are available from the Family Care Office. Each package contains the following:

  • Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Checklist
  • University of Toronto Notification of Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Form
  • Information on Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Benefits provided by Service Canada
  • U of T Benefits Information
  • U of T Family Care Office Workshop Information on Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Planning and Choosing Child Care That Works for Your Family.
  • U of T Child Care Bookmark

To request one of these packages, contact the Family Care Office at 416-978-0951, or email family.care@utoronto.ca. All calls are completely confidential.

Additional Assistance

Maternity/Parental/Adoption/Primary Caregiver Leave Workshops

If you require further information about the completion of your notification of leave form, on-line application for Employment Insurance, child care or combining work and family life, please feel free to contact the Family Care Office at (416) 978-0951.