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Section 6: Accountability Information

  • What are the accountability measures? 

    The Policy has accountability measures written into it to help ensure that it is being applied consistently, fairly, and only in the rare circumstances that it is appropriate. Examples of these measures are:  

  • When was the Policy last reviewed? 

    When the Policy (previously the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy) was approved by Governing Council in 2018, it included a stipulation that the Provost review the Policy in the third academic year of its use and report the findings to the Governing Council.  In line with the Policy requirement, a review of the Policy was […]

  • When will the Policy be reviewed next? 

    The Supportive Leaves Policy stipulates that the Policy will be reviewed again in its seventh academic year (originally approved and in effect in 2018), therefore the University anticipates the next review will commence in 2025.   

  • When was the Policy last updated? 

    The current version of the Policy came into effect on March 1, 2023 (approved by Governing Council on February 15, 2023). 

  • Where can I find information about the Policy usage? 

    The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students is required to submit an annual report about the usage of the Supportive Leaves Policy during the previous academic year to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto.   The report must include statistical information in aggregate form, without names or identifiers. The report is submitted for information to […]

  • Where can questions about the Policy be directed? 

    Feedback and questions can be shared with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students by email at