Pandemic Wellness Toolkit

Discover resources available from our benefit partners and others to help cope with the pandemic.

From our Benefit Partners

Many of our usual benefit partners provide resources to help with your health and wellness.

Canada Life Health and Wellness Services

Canada Life offers a range of comprehensive health and wellness resources at no cost as outlined below.

LifeSpeak Wellness Platform

LifeSpeak, an extension of the Employee and Family Assistance Program, helps to keep you and your family mentally and physically healthy through a range of blogs, videos and “Ask the Expert” sessions.
Check out their monthly campaigns and other resources around mental health by visiting their website.

Change4Life by Green Shield Canada

Green Shield Canada has an online health portal called Change4Life where you can manage your personal health through a range of personalized tips, educational modules, challenges and goal setting.

The more you use the Change4Life portal, the more points you earn which can be used to bid on great rewards such as Starbucks vouchers or FitBit watches. Watch their video to learn more or get started right away by logging into your Green Shield account. If you haven’t logged into Green Shield before, all you need is your Plan Member ID located on your Green Shield card and your registration. Don’t worry if you have lost your registration key, you can also get a new one by following the prompts on their website.

Stronger Minds by BEACON

Stronger Minds by BEACON is a free digital program to support your mental well-being. You will get access to guided digital therapy that is one-to-one and personalized, on your own terms.

Morneau Shepell

Morneau Sheppell offers a variety of resources to help during the pandemic.

  • WorkHealthLife
    Whether you need help managing everyday stress, handling life as a parent, or making better food choices, WorkHealthLife offers secure and confidential support around the clock including:

    • access support for your work, health, and life
    • link to resources and interactive tools to help you manage your health and well-being
    • information about how the EFAP has helped others and ways it can support you too
  • Toolkit for Individuals
    This toolkit for individuals is an aggregation of resources to help with family support, staying physically healthy at home, and how to cope with working remote.
  • WellCan
    This free mobile app provides a hub for mental health resources and tools to help all Canadians maintain positive mental, physical, social, and financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is free to download and available in English and French.
  • Workplace Learning Solutions
    Looking for workplace training solutions? In response to the pandemic, Morneau Sheppell’s Workplace Learning Solutions team developed a number of resources to help organizations and employees navigate through COVID-19 together.
  • Tools for Resuming Operations
    If you’re looking for tools to help plan for office reopening, Morneau Sheppell has an up-to-date toolkit that helps you create a personalized plan whilst considering recommendations from public authorities.
  • AbilitiCBT
    This program is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program provided by Morneau Sheppell. Get help addressing the uniquely challenging aspects of pandemics on any device, at any time. The program is available for free in Ontario and Manitoba.

Other Resources

  • The Mental Health Commission of Canada
    The Mental Health Commission of Canada is now providing access to a number of free resources for Canadians. You may find their one-page summary, Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Use during COVID-19, helpful for yourself or to share with others.
  • Wellness Together Canada
    The Wellness Together Canada portal, funded by Health Canada, may be helpful for yourself or members of your faith community.
  • Harvard Business Review
    As we do our best to cope with all the changes this pandemic brings, many of us are experiencing a sense of grief and loss. For further insight on this, check out the Harvard Business Review article That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.
  • Pandemic Practicums
    Our colleague the Rev. Diane Strickland provided vital trauma support to ministry personnel and communities of faith after emergencies in Alberta in the last decade. In the midst of this public health crisis, she continues to provide assistance to all of us through a helpful set of videos, which share her wisdom from trauma training and response.