May 4, 2020

Week 8 Growers’ COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Farmer Survey on the effects of COVID-19 – Week of May 4th

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is seeking input from Canadian farmers and ranchers through weekly surveys to identify any issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak that are affecting your farm businesses.

The survey information gathered weekly will help inform communications as we work with government to support Canadian agriculture throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete this week’s survey (link below) by Thursday, April 30th at 9 a.m. PST. A new survey will be available each Monday morning as the pandemic continues.

Take the Survey

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.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy 

Does your business meet the eligibility requirements for CEWS? click here>

Please note that there is no indication yet of how or when the funds will flow into company accounts.  Each company must apply through their account on CRA My Business Account portal.

Click here for: New Information from HGW

Webinars

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

HELP EMPLOYEES MANAGE STRESS RELATED TO COVID 19

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