The links on the side of the page will provide workers with a variety of information related to dealing with the CoVID-19 pandemic.

Full list with resources related to healthcare, income support, rent payment, emergency housing, food support, or domestic violence 

Essential Workers have additional risks with COVID-19 due to crowded working conditions or working with the public. OHC has prepared information sheets for workers and employers with guidance for preventing hazards at the source and providing protection from exposure to COVID-19. We have also developed an information sheet for Nail Salon Workers as part of our current project with workers in this industry. See the sidebar Information Sheets for Essential Workers for this information, also available translated into a number of different languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tigrinya, Arabic, Vietnamese and French.

  • Cleaning & Janitorial Workers
  • Grocery Store Workers
  • Meat & Poultry Processing Workers
  • Security Guards
  • Nail Salon Workers

The most updated public health information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the Government of Manitoba’s website.


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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.