Too many incredible employees are leaving the workforce because employers are not prepared to support them during their transition to parental leave and return to work. We are here to change that. Now you can access everything you need to feel prepared and confident during your parental leave for free.
The hard truth is that, oftentimes, your employer doesn’t even know the answers (or doesn’t have the space or time to figure it out…).
We want to give you the confidence and knowledge you need so you can protect yourself when taking parental leave.
You don’t have to settle for less. We help you protect your paycheck, your title, and your time.
We are a team of women who have been EXACTLY where you are now.
Not only do we have lived experience, we have built our businesses around supporting people in this transition.
We bridge the gap between employees and companies to make the transition seamless between parental leave and return to work.
We give you the knowledge you need. And knowledge is power.
Look, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t need this course to exist. But we aren’t there yet, because no one teaches us these things. Employers are wildly uneducated on parental leave legislation. It’s just not their wheelhouse.
Luckily, it is our exact wheelhouse. Let us give you the knowledge you need about your rights so you can advocate for yourself in the workplace.
The truth is, we’ve been working on this for years. This is the program we needed and now we want to take everything we have learned, everything we have advocated for, everything we’ve got, and give it to you.
We truly believe we are stronger together.
Yes, you have rights, and yes, this is something you can gently work through with your employer.
If you have ever wondered EXACTLY what to say to your employer, now you don’t have to. We take away the guesswork and offer specific scripts and email templates to send to your employer. You can formally notify your employer of your leave, notify them of your planned return date, discuss the ins and outs of your return, etc using our well crafted scripts.
Our videos teach you everything you need to know about your rights while pregnant and while on parental leave. We tackle when you should tell your employer, how to pick a return date, EI sickness benefits, job loss while pregnant, what to do if you don’t have enough hours for protected leave and so much more. And in case you get stuck under a sleeping baby, we have audio and transcripts for you!
Think of us as your curated Google for parental leave. We have collected the best resources for getting you up to speed on parental leave legislation and rights. From checklists to book lists to podcasts to coaches to government website links, you can learn anything you need to advocate for yourself in the workplace. This also includes our own written content by our collection of experts and advisory board.
We created My Parental Leave because we know how hard it is to maneuver the ins and outs of parental leave.
Our goal is that no one has to do it alone anymore.
We are stronger together.
And together, we can change the working world to create a better life for all parents.
Hopefully we can help answer them!
Quite a bit. There is so much legislation that regulates what is and isn’t allowed. And we are working VERY hard to create even more legislation around parental leave. That’s why we are the best at what we do. We are at the forefront of policy change.
Yes! Shortly after launching My Parental Leave as a paid course, we realized that the people who need this information most may not have the financial resources to invest. So, with the help of donations from the Moms at Work community and beyond, we are proud to be able to offer three months access to the My Parental Leave course for free so that all Canadian parents can have the information and support they need to feel prepared for the transition to working parenthood.
This course is for all parents and we have designed it to speak to all parents!
The truth is, the majority of parental leaves are currently taken by women. And women are disproportionately affected by biases in the workplace.
BUT, things are shifting. More and more men are taking parental leave either as a primary caregiver or in tandem with their partner.
All parents need to be aware of their rights in the workplace before, during, and after their parental leave.
We recognize that everybody’s situation is unique. My Parental Leave is a course that provides you with a ton of information. If you need additional support, we have coaches specializing in career transitions, return to work as well as parenting and sleep. Check out our coaching services here.
We are constantly updating the content as legislation changes. You will always have the most up-to-date information as it comes in.
Thanks for asking! To help us maintain free access to My Parental Leave, you can make a donation here. Funds go to keeping the course materials up-to-date, admin and website costs and for our ongoing outreach efforts to ensure every Canadian parent knows how to access this free resource.