It’s been a long lockdown for businesses across Ontario, and for many it’s just the start of a whole new way of working.
For your local Chamber of Commerce here in Woodstock, it’s been a busy time, supporting our members as they negotiated the maze of regulations and procedures. Like so many other businesses, we too have become more familiar with video conferencing and online training as never before. So, now is the time to put the two together, with two new Chamber webinars.
To book your free seat for any of the webinars, you’ll need to register in advance. Just click on the link under each event. Places are strictly limited to 100 participants – first come, first served.
COVID-19 HR & Employment Law
Tuesday June 2nd at 4pm
Do you have concerns about re-opening your business from its COVID-19 shutdown? We bring together two experts in their field to give you the inside track on:
- Rights of employers and employees returning to work
- Safety protocols and policies
- Implementing best practices
Lance Ceaser is an experienced counsel practising labour and employment law in almost every workplace sector.
Katherine Englander has over 30 years experience in Human Resources.
You can also ask your own questions, including about the extension of infectious disease emergency leave for workers during COVID-19. Just email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-book your seat at: http://ow.ly/VrzI50zW1kM
Southwestern Public Health
Thursday June 4th at 2pm
Our second seminar focusses on the health aspects of re-opening your business. Three experts will be joining this webinar chat and giving informative presentations. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards
Dr Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health
Coil Cook, a Registered Dental Hygienist working on the issue of PPE during the pandemic
Kayla Elms, a public health inspector.
You can register and secure your place now at: https://bit.ly/2XQGdab
Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace with CMHA Oxford
Monday June 8th at 3.30pm
Sarah Aalbers – Manager, Peer Support, Crisis and Outreach Services – will be speaking about dealing with Stress and Mental Health in the workplace during COVID-19.
This online workshop is designed to help you
- build mental health awareness
- respond to challenging situations
- create a healthier, safer workplace
It will focus on stress and anxiety as it relates to the workplace, as you cope with increased demands due to COVID-19. Practical strategies will be discussed to respond effectively to your own stress response and develop resiliency as well as how to talk to someone else who you notice is struggling.
Finally, it will cover what resources are available through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to those in Oxford County.
Book now here on our website: https://bit.ly/2XlDwyf
More practical resources from your local Chamber
We’ve put together important resources to help your business through COVID-19 and beyond
COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions. The guidelines and resources contained in this toolkit have been prepared to assist businesses in planning for and adaption to the disruption of COVID-19 and any future influenza pandemics.
PPE availability lists
There are two lists available:
- A downloadable local list of “Suppliers for Personal Protective Equipment, Sanitizer, and Protective Barriers” put together by Oxford Connection
- A provincial list of suppliers, sellers and manufacturers of PPE masks, gowns and sanitizers
Perks from your Chamber membership
Your Chamber membership gives you access to an abundance of benefits and perks, from business insurance to advertising, group insurance and benefits schemes, plus discounts on fuel, cybersecurity software, UPS delivery and more.
You can also get help with Certificates of Origin either through our office or online – call us for details.
Feel free to all us or email us. We may not be sitting in the office every day but we are always here to help.