New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers

New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers   Friday, June 5, 2020 By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin The Ontario government filed Regulation 228/20, Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (the “Regulation”) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), on May 29, 2020, providing an unpaid job-protected Infectious Disease Emergency Leave to non-unionized employees whose employers have temporarily reduced or eliminated their hours of work. The Regulation provides employers, including charities and not-for-profits (“NFPs”), with temporary relief from the ESA’s provisions regarding termination, severance and constructive dismissal for non-unionized employees, including “assignment employees.” This temporary relief is retroactive to March 1, 2020 and will expire six (6) weeks after the declared emergency ends. Click here to read the full text of the Bulletin from Carters. To discuss how this may impact your charity or not-for-profit, call toll-free at 1-877-942-0001... read more

OMA Ontario Museum Association: Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusive Museums

OMA Statement “Institutions need to acknowledge the power structures that exist throughout their organizations. Acknowledgement is a difficult but necessary step towards making the changes that will help to dismantle exclusionary practices and power structures. By reckoning with their own legacies of oppression, museums have the potential to positively disrupt dominant social narratives and spark discussion on issues of access, diversity, inclusion and equity – extending their impact far beyond their physical space. As institutions realize their potential reach, the moral imperative of embodying diversity and inclusion becomes all the more clear. That is, as leaders making a positive impact on the lives of communities and individuals, museums have the power to create empathy, foster dialogue and cross-cultural learning, reduce social and economic barriers that negatively affect well-being, promote understanding and respect, and meet local needs in a way that builds stronger communities.” Inclusion 2025 Need to Know Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusive Museums Inclusion 2025: A Practitioner’s Guide to Inclusive Museums is one of many components of the Museum Accessibility, Inclusion and Engagement Collaborative (MAIEC) project that was launched in December of 2015 by the OMA, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). The MAIEC project is our response to the challenge we posed to the broader museum community in the 2016 Conference, and a recognition of the needs we face as a sector to do better, and continue doing better, in truly being inclusive to the communities we serve. Read the full guide and... read more