Benefits information for non-student Sessionals at the University of Toronto
NEW: Conference and Professional Development Fund
The UNIT 3 Fund, which now amounts to $100,000, was won during the 2009 round of contract negotiations, and exists to offset expenses that members incur for (a) attendance at an academic or pedagogical conference, and (b) fees, subscriptions, supplies, etc. related to teaching. The application deadline for the 2011-12 academic year has now closed. Applicants will be notified by the end of October of the status of their application. No further applications can be received.
The GRRSP is an optional RRSP for all Sessional Lecturers who are not already enrolled in the UofT pension plan.
Health Care Spending Account (HCSA)
The Unit 3 HCSA allows Sessional Lecturers and hourly-paid sessionals with 100 hours of work to be reimbursed for eligible medical expenses.
New Advancement Rules in Music
The Union has negotiated new provisions for Unit 3 members in Music allowing them to count studio music instruction in order to establish eligibility for advancement.
Professional Expenses Reimbursement Account (PERA)
This is a pre-Union benefit that has been “grand-parented,” i.e. maintained for those who had it in the past.
SSHRC for Sessional Lecturers
Information regarding the right of sessionals to apply for SSHRC research grants
T2200 – Claiming Home Office Expenses on Income Tax
The T2200 is a declaration signed by your employer that avers that you do more than 50% of your salaried work at home.