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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Resources

With the novel Coronavirus outbreak, global populations are on alert causing varied reactions. It is normal during this time of uncertainty for us to experience understandable reactions from worry to anxiety about this health concern.

To help, we've put together some resources to help employees and family members who may have questions or possible anxiety as a result of the recent outbreak. 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Self-Care; Workplace Mental Health; Caring for Others and other resources for you.

Homewood Health - COVID-19 Workplace Re-Entry Toolkit

Feel free to distribute as you please.

Coping at Home for Families - Supporting Well-Being Through Meaningful Activity

Family Centre Lethbridge - offering counselling sessions to parents and children to help improve resilience and relationships. More info here.

Check out the Active Lethbridge Resources - the Active Lethbridge website provides residents of Lethbridge and area with a variety of resources and informaiton on local opportunities for active living, including Parks and Open Spaces and Heath and Nutrition.

NEW - Wellness Together Canada Free Mental Health and Substance Use Support 

COVID-19 Toolkit for Employees 

COVID-19 Toolkit for Managers

Resource Hub - Mental Health Commission of Canada - Mental Health and Wellness during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

New: Canada Life is offering several free webinars and tools to help support plan members during the pandemic.

These free and informative webinars are open to any plan members with Canada Life. They'll be hosted by Canada Life in partnership with the Credit Counselling Society and Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. You can also join if you're interested in attending:

  • Canada Life webinar in partnership with Credit Counselling Society and Workplaced Strategies for Mental Health: Watch the webinar here

If you missed the May 4th webinar, May the 4th be with you – Flatten your anxiety curve, you can still check it out! Questions and tips about coping with the reality of life in the time of COVID-19 were covered during this webinar. Click here to watch. The webinar is available in English only. This is a Microsoft Teams Live event. Make sure you've downloaded the Teams app before clicking the link.

  • Canada Life has a partnership with the Credit Counselling Society.  You can access Free Credit Counselling, Budgeting Help & Debt Consolidation Options. The Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non profit service for consumers.

Your first consultation is free and the debt counselling component is significantly reduced for Canada Life plan members to the end of June.

  • Employee Family Assistance provider Homewood Health also offer free Financial Consultation for employees with benefits under the Life Balance Solutions. Check out the information here.

Wellness Together Canada - Mental Health and Substance Use Support - Free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. 

COVID-19 Employee Toolkit 

Homewood Health: Coronovirus (COVID-19) Managing the Impact - see all Homewood COVID-19 resources here.

Homewood Health COVID-19 ICBT Support Program for Anxiety  to access register on 

Infographic Parenting while working from home - Balancing Act - from International SOS

Your colleagues and friends at the Department of Kinesiology want to encourage you to stay physically active and mentally well at home.  The Stretch and Strengthen exercises were developed for U of L employees at work, but they are great for home as well.  Please email for more great new ideas on staying active at home during this time.  

Working out from home - For live exercises, you can join Sheila from the Fitness Centre on the Horns Rec Instagram page. Click here for more details.                

Eating Well while working from home during a pandemic - Jillian Hallworth - Kinesiology and PE Instructor 


Home Office Hacks from EWIWorks

Basic Ergonomic Tips when Using Your Laptop - from Anderson Ergonomics

How to do your own Ergonomic Self-Assessment

WCB - Workers' Compensation Board AB - COVID-19 


Upcoming Events:

Free Online Fitness Classes with Silvia

1. Circuits with Silvia Tuesdays at 5pm

Circuit type 45 min class, alternating cardio, strength and core exercises (45 sec hard work, 15 sec break). Using body weight or minimal equipment, home friendly.

2. Pound! Fridays at 5pm

Drumming inspired cardio, balance and endurance 40 min class. Rocking out to the music favourites, using modified drum sticks

3. Boxing bootcamp Saturdays at 9:30 am  Boxing punches, combined with cardio and core strengthening. Using no equipment, or boxing equipment optionally.

If you would like to attend contact, her fitness email (, or on Instagram (@drsickey) or Facebook (@SilviaKoso). 


EWI Works

Zoom Lunch & Learn - Ergonomic Hacks for Remote Work

Working Remotely During COVID-19 - Many people thrive while working remotely. Only most of them didn’t have to set up a home office overnight and start working remotely at the same time as their partner and kids! These quick office hacks can help you through this unique situation we are in.

Join us for a Zoom lunch and learn Tuesday May 12 from noon to 1:00 PM with Shane Hudson, MSc, AE, Ergonomist EWI Works Inc. Shane Hudson is an Ergonomist at EWI Works International and University of Lethbridge Alumnus with both a MSc and BSc in Exercise Science. He completed his Masters (2013) under the tutelage of Dr. Jon Doan.

Watch the recorded presentation here.

Health Check for U

POSTPONED. Stay tuned for more info next semester!

Wednesday's from 8 to 10 a.m.

Location: M2007

Available on campus and only takes 15 mins out of your day.

How old is your heart? 

  • Get an overall assessment of your health
  • Find out the risk of having a stroke or heart attack in the next 10 years

Register online

Zoom Lunch & Learn- Bike Tour Across Canada

On May 9th, 2019, Dr. Richard Larouche began his bike ride across Canada from the University of Lethbridge, cycling East to St. John’s Newfoundland and finishing through BC. This 8000km trip was aimed at promoting physical activity and a means to collect funds for research on Alzheimer’s disease, which has affected several members of his family. Funds collected went to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. If you missed Dr. Larouche's presentation you can watch here.  Password for the presentation is: 1t#QZwC@ 

Tune in  for some motivational tips about 'going the distance' and 'how to keep going when the going gets tough'. Richard's perserverence and discipline are an inspiration!




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