Coronavirus (COV)

Ontario’s first presumptive confirmed case of the coronavirus is stable and remains hospitalized. Public Health Officials have now reported as second case of the coronavirus in Toronto. 

Dr. David Williams the Chief Medical Officer of Health has said that “the risk to Ontarians remains low”.  Ontario’s health system today is in a position to respond to the coronavirus and have mechanisms in place for responding to emerging health care situations.

Healthcare workers should follow the recommendations as put in place by their healthcare agency.

COPE is closely following all developments regarding (COV).

Should any COPE Ontario member have any concerns, please contact Maureen O’Halloran at and Patty Clancy at

More Questions about Vacation Pay Out

Thank you to all that answered our first set of questions.  If you have not yet, please see the original email below and forward your answers.  For everyone, even if you answered the first set, please answer the following questions: 

Vacation Accruals:
If you were not paid out any vacation days but did carry some over to 2020 please answer the following:

  1. Balance of vacation as of December 31, 2018.
  2. Amount of vacation allotted in 2019 (in days please)
  3. Amount of vacation used in 2019
  4. Amount of vacation paid out in 2019 (that was requested by you)
  5. If you asked for your vacation to be carried over, when and did you get a response? 
  6. How many days are you carrying over in 2020?
  7. What is your allotment for 2020?

Please send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at

Questions about Vacation Pay Out

Many members recently received notice regarding pay out of vacation credits. In order to ensure we have as much information as possible to discuss this matter properly and fully, we need information in what has happened, and who has been affected.  

Where you paid out any vacation days in January 2020 that you were not expecting; if so, please answer the following questions and send your answers directly to Sandra Lenuik at

  1. How many days did you have left in 2018 that carried over into 2019? 
  2. How many days did you use in 2019?
  3. Did you request to be paid out anytime at all in 2019? If so, how many days?
  4. How many days did you receive as your vacation allotment in 2019?
  5. How many days in 2019 where you expecting to carry over to 2020?
  6. Did you request to carry over your days? If so, when did you submit that request? Did you ever get a response?
  7. Were you on any long term sick leave or approved absence?

Thank you for taking the time to assist us in gathering information on this important issue.  

Note: as your Education/Communication Officer, I am committed to fulfilling my duties regardless and as such this email is being sent using my cell phone while on vacation in California – please excuse any errors or omissions in the above as my WiFi isn’t great and using a tiny screen to set this up is difficult.  I thank you all for your understanding and cooperation in this.