1. Sherrie Nicholson

    I’m old so my 3 kids were born pre-fmla, so I received 60% of my pay for 6 weeks as anyone else would on disability and it was right back to work after six weeks. Joy….

  2. veronica

    OMG this is barbaric! I’m not a teacher, but in Ontario every full time employee is entitled to 1 year of paternity leave. This 1 year leave can be divided between the mother and the father in whatever percentage works best for the couple. While on leave, I believe you receive the same amount as you would if unemployed. Many workplaces, and I’m sure the Ontario Teacher’s union has negotiated this, top up the benefit so that the employee is receiving 100% of their salary while on leave.

    So finances are not (usually) a barrier to having a baby. It’s finding the day care spot for going back to work that is the headache in Ontario…..

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