Family leave has had a major, positive effect on the economic stability of families, on the emotional stability of children and parents, on the ability of workers, especially women, to advance their careers and still bring up a family, on the work life / family life balance of workers and on workplace stability, since employers are better able to retain workers.

The Workers’ History Museum’s Family Leave Exhibit consists of five bilingual display panels, suitable for exhibition in a museum, gallery, school, college or university, workplace, shopping mall, union, or community hall. The panels illustrate in words and pictures the struggle to win maternity leave and other family leave benefits.

A 20-minute documentary on the history of family leave in Canada is also available. Watch the trailer now!

Trailer: A Struggle to Remember