When a layoff is temporary, an employer expects to call people back to work in the future. Getting a recall notice or being called back to work means – great news! – the Y has work for you. When you are called back to work, someone in a leadership role will reach out to you and then provide a written recall notice with the date you are expected to return to active duty. We will do our best to provide you with as much notice as possible before you are needed back.

When a layoff is temporary, once operations or programs resume, the Y will call employees back to work based on operational needs. With this pandemic, the health authority determines mandated closures and can impose restrictions when businesses reopen. Because not all of our operations are opening at the same time and may not be able to open to the same capacity, we are not able to bring everyone back at once. We are actively working on our next phases of reopening and are committed to bringing all of our valued staff back as soon as we are able. At this point we are in the process of recalling staff back to operate our fitness and children’s programming starting with our phase 1 reopening June 29. And we are in planning stages for our phase 2 reopening. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

We get it. These times are bringing out anxiety in many people. Keeping you healthy and safe is important to us. We are following all the health directives put out by the province and in some cases, going above and beyond these directives. If you are anxious, talk to us about it and we will do our best to put your mind at ease.

Once you’ve explored your options for care, if you are not able to come back to work, please let us know. For those employees who are not able to work due to personal commitments, we will do our best to work with you in these challenging circumstances, with a goal of developing a return to work plan that is fair and reasonable for both you as the employee as well as the Y.

As much as possible, we hope to return you to the position you had before your layoff. But there might be times where that position just isn’t available. This could mean a change in location, shift times or number of hours.

For those employees with pre-existing health conditions we are not requiring that they return until they are completely ready to return. We understand this can be a scary time for all and we want to ensure our employees are ready to return and ready to be at work. We will work with every employee to ensure we are providing the necessary supports.

Yes, all EAP and Mental Health resources will remain available for all employees ongoing. For further clarification please see Policy Manual, or contact Melaney at melaney.kothlow@ymcaokanagan.ca