My Parental Leave
A supported online course that helps you navigate the world of parental leave and return to work.
We help you navigate your parental leave with confidence.
Parental leave can feel overwhelming. In fact, it is the single largest off-ramping point for parents from the corporate world. 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.
The amount of unknowns can be so overwhelming:
The hard truth is that, oftentimes, your employer doesn’t even know the answers or may not have the time or space to figure it out.
But we do.
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.
Who are we?
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 give you the knowledge you need. And knowledge is power.
You CAN go on parental leave with the certainty that you have the tools to succeed when you go back.
You CAN head back to work with a balance between your personal life and work life. No being torn up over which to choose; your work or your baby.
You CAN be educated about your rights in the workplace and self-advocate confidently.
You DO have choices. You have more power than you think.
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.
Join the thousands of working parents that Moms at Work has helped.
Meet your instructor
Before we begin (survey)
Introduction to Parental Benefits
Maternity vs Parental Leave benefits
Do I qualify for Parental Benefits?
Self employed options
Calculating your benefit amount
How to apply for EI maternity and parental leave benefits
Employer top up
Financial planning for new parents
Financial planning checklist
12 months vs. 18 months
Planning your announcement
When should I tell my boss?
What if I need to go on leave early?
How to tell your boss?
Navigating cultural differences at work
Accommodations for physical limitations
Staying in touch while on leave
Benefits and how they work
Promotions, job opportunities and raises
Taxes, bonuses and other considerations
Changing the duration of your leave
Can I be laid off or terminated during my leave?
Working while on leave
Resources during your leave
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! We have created an entirely separate page where employers can purchase this program for their employees. You can send them this link: https://myparentalleave.ca/corporate-program/ It never hurts to ask! We have also created a sample letter you can use to request your employer pay for the course from a professional development budget: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n8p6pWBZwRqPGkIZlFpD9fSHr7eCJh8_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110536603788026767965&rtpof=true&sd=true
The truth is, the majority of parental leaves are 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 are constantly updating the content as legislation changes. You will always have the most up-to-date information as it comes in.
Yes! The $197 (+ tax) course license fee is meant for individual (manager or employee) use. If you're an employer with a bulk license inquiry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.