TMU implements Indigenous Wellbeing and Cultural Practice Leave


Toronto Metropolitan University has implemented a new Indigenous Wellbeing and Cultural Practice Leave, which allows full-time Indigenous staff to take up to five days of paid leave per year to support their healing and wellbeing. This includes taking time to participate in traditional practices and ceremonies. Part-time staff will be allocated prorated leave based on their weekly hours. TMU President Mohamed Lachemi explained that this initiative responds to the broader historical context in which Indigenous People have been systematically denied the right to practice their cultural and spiritual traditions. “It is my hope that this provides a tangible, yet small step in our university’s continued path of reconciliation,” said Lachemi.

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