May 4, 2020

Week 8 Landscaper COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Feds Announce changes to Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Federal government announced flexibility has been introduced to Canada Summer Jobs Program for 2020. See all the program changes on the government of Canada’s website.

Resources From Affiliates

COVID-19 Best Practices Documents for Turf Managers

The AGA-BC ‘COVID-19 Protection – Best Practices for Responsible Operation of BC Golf Courses’ can be read here.



The WCTA ‘Best Practice Guideline for Responsible Operation of Sportsfield Facilities’ can be found here.


As landscape professionals, we’re skilled at adapting to changing weather and seasons. Being adaptable is how we do what we do.  However, this pandemic is creating a season like no other. It requires that we gain new perspective and develop nimble planning habits that allow us to effectively and appropriately respond, managing our people and risk, within a challenging set of circumstances that seem to change every day.

This means you must quickly develop a strategy that will equip you to emerge from this situation, remaining viable as a company, as an employer, with a committed and healthy team, with a solid client base, with a recognized and desired brand, and with the cash flow to get you there.

To help you accomplish this, please register for the fast-track Business Boot Camp. This is an online business classroom to get you unstuck and charging ahead with a strong mind-set and approach to managing differently – with confidence.

Register Today

From the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) in partnership with Work to Wellness


When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:45 – 11:55 until May 12

Cost: Free

After May 12: $300 per workshop

Maximum enrollment: 10

This 70 minute virtual workshop is designed to address the anxiety workers experience due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Changes to how we work, health, worries for our loved ones and ourselves, and uncertainty about the future can make it difficult to focus and feel calm and settled. Employees will learn strategies to manage their stress, and receive practical tools to help them thrive.

Participants must have access to a laptop or desktop computer or a cellphone, and ideally have access to private space

Register Now