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Child Care and Parental Leave

Finding Child Care

The University Children's Centre has child care for children ages four months to nine years. The Government of Nova Scotia's Child Care Information site also maintains a searchable directory of Licensed Child Care Facilities.

Nova Scotia Day Care Regulations

Parental Leave

Graduate students expecting a child are eligible for an approved leave of absence pursuant to Regulation 5.6.1. In addition to an official approval through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students should meet with their supervisor and graduate coordinator to discuss a time line for returning to their program and completing degree requirements.

Scholarship Funding while on Parental Leave

The list below provides links to the policies for major funding opportunities at Dalhousie.  Students should check the website for their funding agency to be assured they have the most up-to-date details about parental leave options and obligations. If not listed below, students should check with the administrator of their scholarship regarding policies for parental leave.