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Paid time off for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

On November 10th, 2017 the Toronto Star reported that survivors of domestic or sexual violence will soon be able to access 5 days of paid leave and an additional 15 weeks of unpaid leave. This outcome is a direct result of the momentum created by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, along with the efforts of many advocates across Ontario.

 

This amendment is the direct result of what we heard from advocates during the consultation process for Bill 148.” – Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour

 

Full Toronto Star article.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ontario Women's Directorate