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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Tools, articles, and resources to help employers navigate in these challenging times.

23Jul 20

It’s time to disconnect

With the ‘Summer of COVID’ well underway and the constant bombardment of news and information about the pandemic continuing to be top of mind for residents, employers are faced with…

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16Jul 20

To Mask or Not to Mask?

Some provinces now have official guidelines in place requiring citizens to wear a face mask when indoors in public, but so far, BC has not made mask-wearing mandatory. We’re all…

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19May 20

May 19: COVID-19 Update for Employers

On May 15th the Prime Minister announced that the CEWS will continue past its original end-date in June and will now be extended to August 29, 2020. The CEWS provides employers with up to 75% wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $847 per employee, per week.
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09Apr 20

Update from the BC Employment Standards Branch

The BC Employment Standards Branch released a much-anticipated update regarding the interpretation of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). In its update, it recognizes that that the COVID-19 pandemic could be…

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Previous Webinars

May 26, 2020: Navigating the new workplace as a non-profit organization

May 14, 2020: The New Workplace: You’re Living In It! Managing employee well-being

May 12, 2020: It’s Time: What to consider when bringing employees back to work

May 05, 2020: Bring your employees back to work: Understanding Federal Support Programs

March 26, 2020: A Virtual Town Hall – In Partnership with Roper Greyell LLP

Health Related Resources

While there is much media coverage of the COVID-19 virus it is important to be sure the information is reputable and up to date. Here are 6 sites that will keep you informed:

Mortgage and financial relief:

Canadian banks and lending institutions released statements that they would offer mortgage and financial relief in the form of deferred mortgage payments. Decisions on qualification appear to be made on a case-by-case basis, and the details of each plan changes from day to day so it would be best to check in with lenders directly.

Resources for parents working from home:

This information is provided courtesy of Jessica Carmichael, M.Sc, Pre-Doctoral Psychology Resident, Victoria and Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health

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