Ontario Nonprofit Network releases new policy brief on maternal and parental EI benefits July 15, 2019 The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has released a new policy brief related to maternal and parental Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Accourding to ONN research, the nonprofit sector across Canada consists of an estimated 80 percent of women workers, many of whom are the most marginalized workers in the labour market. ONN’s recent research has found that women in the sector tend to see lower compensation, while very few organizations offer maternity and parental benefit top-ups. As a result, many women workers are particularly hit with a significant loss of income when taking maternity and parental leave. For this reason, ONN is making 5 key recommendations.