In the NEWS - Compassionate Care Leave extended from 6 to 26 weeks starting Jan 3

Good News for Caregivers – helping Canadians find a balance between the workplace and family:

Compassionate Care Leave extended from 6 to 26 weeks starting Jan 3, 2016. Compassionate care benefits are paid to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death within 26 weeks.

Please see the links below for more information:

CBC News:
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/compassionate-care-benefit-expansion-1.3376763

Government Link – details of the Compassionate Care Benefit:
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/compassionate_care.shtml#Who