Additional resources are available through Ecclesiastical Insurance. Parish leaders can contact Ecclesiastical Insurance directly; you’ll need to have your Master Program Policy number and your Certificate of Insurance number.
The following services are available:
- Ecclesiastical HR Assist: With HR Assist, policyholders have unlimited, cost-free telephone access to qualified HR professionals and lawyers who can provide information and guidance, as well as practical solutions. There are no time limits or maximums. Parishes can speak to a professional as often as they wish, as long as they wish. Contact Ecclesiastical HR Assist if you need help developing polices for permanent staff and/or volunteers; drafting employment contracts; managing employee disabilities; handling employees’ special needs; dealing with allegations of harassment; and much more. HR Assist is available by calling 1-888-325-4633, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Ecclesiastical Professional Assist: With Professional Assist, policyholders have unlimited confidential telephone access to experienced and qualified counsellors with whom they can discuss sensitive workplace issues. Parish leaders can access the service as often as they wish; there are no time limits or maximums. All counsellors have at least 10 years’ experience. Professional Assist is available by calling 1-888-325-4633, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Ecclesiastical LegalConnex: LegalConnex is a cost-free resource available to the leadership of our parishes. It provides confidential access to experienced lawyers who have a minimum of five years in private practice. Some examples of situations that may spur a call to LegalConnex lawyers include compliance, real estate and employment. LegalConnex is available by calling 1-866-263-0256, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The following resources are also available:
- Ministry of Labour: Employment Standard Act – https://www.labour.gov.on.ca
- Occupational Health and Safety Act – https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/faqs/ohsa.php
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws
- Workplace Safety & Insurance Board – wsib.on.ca
- Overview Calculators – https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/tools/index.php
- Statutory Holidays – https://www.ontario.ca/page/public-holiday-pay-calculator
- Termination & Severance – Termination & Severance
- CRA: Payroll Deduction Calculator – https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-businesses/payroll-deductions-online-calculator.html