(2015-2016 HR#18, PDADC#63) Holiday Schedule 2016-17 and 2017-18

Date: May 19, 2016
To: Principals, Deans, Academic  Directors & Chairs; Professional & Managerial Staff; Confidential Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity; Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Cc: HR Divisional Offices; the Bulletin; the Provost’s Digest
Re: Holiday Schedule 2016-17 and 2017-18

Please distribute to all faculty and staff.

In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate the opportunity to have two full weeks. We also make every effort to match the closure schedule set out by the school boards of the Greater Toronto Area.

Unfortunately, due to academic programming issues, including exam timetables, we were unable to schedule a two-week break for 2016-2017 or 2017-18. However, we do want to remind everyone that this does not preclude employees, in particular those colleagues with children who will be on school holiday, from requesting to use existing vacation entitlement.


July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Canada Day Friday, July 1, 2016
Civic Holiday Monday, August 1, 2016
Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 10, 2016
Christmas/New Year Wednesday, December 21, 2016 to Sunday, January 1, 2017 inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 20, 2017
Good Friday Friday, April 14, 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2017

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Canada Day Monday, July 3, 2017
Civic Holiday Monday, August 7, 2017
Labour Day Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9, 2017
Christmas/New Year Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Tuesday January 2, 2018 inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 19, 2018
Good Friday Friday, March 30, 2018
Victoria Day Monday, May 21, 2018

It should be noted that summer hours begin on July 1 and end at Labour Day annually.

This announcement is not intended to establish service or operating schedules in such divisions as the Central Library, ITS, or University Operations, where announcements will be made separately. In other areas, certain staff may be required to maintain essential services or to provide service to the public. Staff required to work during holiday periods should be granted compensating time off at a later date. Employees covered by collective agreements are subject to the provisions contained in their collective agreements.

Supervisors and administrators are requested to schedule holiday staffing arrangements, where required, as far in advance as possible, and are encouraged to consult with their Divisional HR Office.

Any questions about the alternative arrangements that should be made for non-unionized administrative staff members who are required to work on a scheduled holiday should be directed to your Divisional HR Office. Questions regarding the application of collective agreements for unionized staff should be directed to Human Resources at 416.978.6503.

We would be grateful if you would bring this schedule to the attention of all faculty and staff in your units.