COVID-19 Conversations: Adapting to the New Normal - Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series

Publication Type: 
Webinar Presentations
Topic: 
Supervision
Orientation
General Safety
Emergency Preparedness
Industrial Hygiene
Mental Health
Language: 
English

Community business leaders share their experiences

On May 21, 2020, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosted the webinar, “COVID-19 Conversations: Adapting to the New Normal” as part of a free monthly Feed Your Brain lunch and learn webinar series to discuss the most pressing issues we are all facing.
 
In the first COVID-19 Conversations webinar, community business leaders shared their experience of shifting work patterns during the global pandemic, and how they demonstrated organizational commitment to their employees’ health and wellbeing.
 

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YouTube video: 
 
COVID-19 Conversations: Adapting to the New Normal https://youtu.be/5qqTB1bbS24
 
Speakers:
  • Karen McKissick, Safety Officer, CRSP, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Amy Kembel, CRSP, CHSC, CHRL, Manager, Safety and Training, Synergy North
Topics discussed:
  • The opportunities and challenges of remote work
  • Engagement strategies to keep the workforce productive
  • How to support employee mental wellbeing during times of uncertainty
About WSN Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series: Once a month in May, June, July and August, the ‘COVID-19 Conversations’ series features a free webinar on issues related to the current global pandemic, including; leadership and workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing, and back-to-work planning. 

Resources

General:

View webinar recording on YouTube - Workplace Safety North
 
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses – Workplace Safety North
 
COVID-19 Public Resources – Public Health Ontario
 
 
211 Ontario North – Information on social, community, health and government services in northern Ontario
 
Mental health and wellness:

Workplace Mental Health Resources – Workplace Safety North
 
COVID-19 and Mental Health @ Work – Government of Canada
 
COVID-19 Resources – Mental Health Commission of Canada
 
The Mental Health Meter – Canadian Mental Health Association
 
What’s Your Stress Index – Canadian Mental Health Association
 
Work Life Balance Quiz – Canadian Mental Health Association
 
Wellness Together e-mental health supports and access to virtual counselling services to everyone in Canada – Government of Canada
 
Working from home:

Working Safely from Home – Work Safe New Brunswick    
 
Other:

Student Artwork Project – View virtual gallery