Holidays, Time Off, and Leaves

Vacation and PTO Days

On a quarterly basis, members should identify their time commitment (i.e., three- or four-day work week). Based on this, members are entitled to 3 weeks of flexible time off, plus the December Holidays between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, when Hypha's virtual office is closed.

Days in work week Flexible vacation days over year
1 3
2 6
3 9
4 12
5 15

Members are responsible for keeping track of and reporting their vacation days. It is strongly recommended that members take all their alloted days, and in the event that they are not fully utilized, only a maximum of 2 weeks can be paid out each year.

Lieu Days

When a member works beyond the allotted hours in their full work week, they are expected to take a lieu day at a later date so as not to overwork themself. For example, if Alice commits to working a four-day work week but ends up working five days in a particular week, they should work three days the next week (or within a reasonable amount of time).

Lieu days are self-tracked and arranged with the member's initiative leads as to be not distruptive to the initiative.

Sick Days

We have no policy limiting the number of sick days that members take.

Leaves of Absence

Prolonged absences beyond the allocated vacation days are not limited, but they are not considered paid vacation, and arrangements should be made with initiative leads with corresponding time commitment adjustments.

Public and Additional Holidays

Our virtual office is closed during Ontario's nine public holidays. We recognize three additional holidays where the office is closed and members are encouraged not to work:

  • Civic Holiday (first Monday in August)
  • May Day or International Workers' Day (May 1)
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)

Additionally, the December Holidays where the virtual office is closed between Dec 25 and Jan 1.

If a public holiday lands on a member's off-day under a four-day work week, the member should take one of the work days off as a make-up holiday.

Holiday 2022 2023 2024
New Year's Day
January 1
Sat, January 1 Sun, January 1 Mon, January 1
Ontario Family Day
Third Monday in February
Mon, February 21 Mon, February 20 Mon, February 19
Good Friday
Friday before Easter Sunday
Fri, April 15 Fri, April 7 Fri, March 29
May Day (International Workers' Day)
May 1
Sunday, May 1 Mon, May 1 Weds, May 1
Victoria Day
Monday before May 25
Mon, May 23 Mon, May 22 Mon, May 20
Canada Day
July 1
Fri, July 1 Sat, July 1 Mon, July 1
Civic Holiday
First Monday in August
Mon, August 1 Mon, August 7 Mon, August 5
Labour Day
First Monday in September
Mon, September 5 Mon, September 4 Mon, September 2
Second Monday in October
Mon, October 10 Mon, October 9 Mon, October 14
Remembrance Day
November 11
Fri, November 11 Sat, November 11 Mon, November 11
Christmas Day
December 25
Sun, December 25 Mon, December 25 Weds, December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Mon, December 26 Tues, December 26 Tues, December 26

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