COVID-19 Provincial and federal benefits – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/financial-benefits
British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.
This compiled list of federal and provincial financial benefits is updated on an ongoing basis.
CUPE BC K-12 President’s Counsel – https://bcschools.cupe.ca/
CUPE BC K-12 President’s Counsel – COVID-19 FAQ – https://bcschools.cupe.ca/category/covid-19/
The K-12 Presidents’ Council represents 57 CUPE locals in school districts across British Columbia.
CUPE represents more than 30,000 education workers, including Education Assistants, School Secretaries, Caretakers, First Nations Support Workers, IT Workers, Strong Start Facilitators, Trades and Maintenances Workers, and Bus Drivers.
We strive to protect quality public education for all.
CUPE National Covid-19 Information – https://cupe.ca/covid-19
CUPE National Mental Health Information – https://cupe.ca/mental-health
Mental health and mental illness are a big part of health and safety in the workplace and beyond. CUPE members can access tools, resources, and training to help members identify psychological hazards, advocate for the implementation of a national standard on psychologically safe workplaces, respond to critical incidents and critical stress, and to encourage activism at the local level in addressing mental health.
BC’s Back-to-School Plan – https://www.gov.bc.ca/SafeSchools/
Students returned to in-class learning in September 2020. B.C.’s plan includes new health and safety measures, increased funding for protective equipment like masks and new learning groups to help keep everyone safe.
BC COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool – https://bc.thrive.health/
This online tool will determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.
Headspace – https://www.headspace.com/educators
Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Helping you be kind to yourself and your health, and guide your students and their parents through this difficult time.
Wellness Together Canada – https://ca.portal.gs/
Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being challenged like never before due to isolation, physical health concerns, substance use concerns, financial and employment uncertainty, and the emotional dialogue around racial equality. We’re all going through this together, and we believe that mental health is a journey, not a destination. Each day, we can take a step for our own wellbeing. Wellness Together Canada is here to support everybody on that journey.
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) – https://www.workhealthlife.com/
EFAP is a confidential support service that can help you and your family solve a wide range of problems and challenges in your lives, at no cost to you. In our increasingly fast-paced world, you may find it challenging to take care of yourself while balancing responsibilities at work with obligations at home.