We all are accountable for taking responsibility for our own health and well-being, however, we may experience a medical illness/injury which requires us to be away from work for a time. Should this occur, if you have been on medical leave and absent from duties for twenty (20) days or if you expect that the medical leave will result in an absence of more than twenty (20) days the links below provide you all the information you need to understand the process, from the notification stage through to your recovery and return to work.
(Please note: If you have a workplace injury or illness, do not complete the following steps, please visit our WCB page)
Please ensure you have read the Checklist before proceeding.
“The CMA recognizes the importance of a patient returning to all possible functional activities relevant to his or her life as soon as possible after an injury or illness. Prolonged absence from one’s normal roles, including absence from the workplace, is detrimental to a person’s mental, physical and social well-being. A safe and timely return to work benefits the patient/employee and his or her family by enhancing recovery and reducing disability.” - 2013 Canadian Medical Association Policy Statement