Career Professional Community Resources & Support
This global crisis has certainly taken all of us aback. It has caused us to rethink a lot of things that we’ve been doing to support our clients and take care of ourselves.
How We Are Supporting Our Community
We’re thinking a lot about our member community and we hope you’re staying safe and healthy. As a member services organization operating virtually, we are able to remain open. You can still access all member benefits. Our courses and certification programs are also still running.
- All career professionals are warmly invited to network with your colleagues on CPC’s Facebook Group. Build community, share strategies, and get advice from your colleagues across the nation. Get live support from CPC’s Masterminds and members.
- We realize that many career professionals may be concerned about their financial situation at this time. We are primarily a volunteer-based organization that relies on membership income to support our programs, but we also know that we need to do what we can to help you through the coming days. So, we have extended our $50 off annual membership offer through April 30, 2020.
- For our CPC member community, we have established weekly remote support “check-in” meetings via Zoom. While we are not medical experts, CPC is about community and we want to support you as best we can. Members can register through the events schedule and access all previous meeting recordings on the Career Club. Sharon Graham is providing members with regular updates and information on her member blog.
For many career professionals, this might be the first time that they are working remotely. Here are some vetted resources that you can use for your business and your clients. Many of these are handouts that you can print out and distribute or email to colleagues and clients.
All resources listed below are free.
Fact Sheets for You and Your Clients
First and foremost, look at your federal, provincial, and local government resources for up-to-date information.
- Fact Sheet PDF – Government of Canada
- Social Distancing – American Psychological Association
- How to Self-Monitor PDF – Public Health Ontario
- How to Self-Isolate PDF – Public Health Ontario
- Handout for self Isolation PDF – BC Centre for Disease Control
- Information Sheet PDF for travellers returning to Canada – Government of Canada
- Implications for Canada and the economic impact – Conference Board of Canada
Resources for Employers & Employees
Check your local, provincial, and territorial chambers of commerce, health offices, employment services (funders), and worker compensation boards. All of these organizations have Fact Sheets on their processes.
- Resources for Canada’s Career Professionals Navigating COVID-19 – CareerWise by CERIC
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – Government of Canada
- Resources for Small Business Owners – Business Link
- Your Company’s Emergency Remote Work Plan – Harvard Business Review
- Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis – Harvard Business Review
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Resources for Canadian businesses – Trade Commissioner Canada
- Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings – Public Health Ontario
- Coronavirus Workplace and Employer Resources and Suggestions PDF – BC Economic Health Association
- COVID-19 Temporary Special Telecommuting Guideline PDF – UofT HR and Equity
- Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit PDF – Ontario Chamber of Commerce
- Business Planning Checklist PDF – Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
- Office and technology checklist for telepsychological services – American Psychological Association
- Employment Law for Employers PDF – Spring Law
Mental Health and Coping
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 – CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Vulnerable Populations PDF – Government of Canada
- The Crisis Kit: 5 Tools for Helping Clients Through Turbulent Times
We are grateful to all the CPC members who have provided us with links to these resources. If anyone has a good resource to share, please post it here.