The Childcare Fund is a fund in the amount of $260,000 per year. It is meant to offset the childcare costs for members with childcare responsibilities.
Have childcare responsibilities, defined as guardianship or parenting (regardless of custody arrangement or legal standing)
Have children under the age of thirteen (under 13 years old) and/or children with disabilities/additional needs (intellectual, psychiatric, physical, social, sensory) under the age of eighteen (under 18 years old)
The benefit is per employee regardless of the number of children involved
Members may choose to opt out of this benefit; if they opt out the money will be re-allocated to other eligible members
This benefits applies to all members regardless of leave status, including but not limited to parental leave, long or short term disability and research leaves. Neither the union nor the employer shall choose the childcare provision arrangements.
Deadlines: Sept. 30th, Jan. 31st, May 31st