Compassionate Care Leave
How much compassionate care leave can I take?
An employee can take up to 28 weeks of unpaid leave to provide care and support to a member of the employee's family who has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition carrying with it a significant risk of death within 28 weeks. Family includes:
● spouse/common-law spouse
● mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law
● aunt, uncle, niece, nephew
● foster parent, ward or guardian
● or any other person who the employee considers to be like a person described as family
Who can I contact for more information?
Hazel Walsh (Office Coordinator)
Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2000
Telephone: (902) 368-5550
Toll Free: 1-800-333-4362
Fax: (902) 368-5476