Resources to Help Navigate Uncertainty


This is a challenging time for the university community — a time to reach out for support if you need it, and lend it if you’re able.

These resources are here to help you navigate change in a way that suits your needs and preferences.

Assisting a Colleague in Distress

Staff Wellness Web Resource

Faculty and staff play an important role in supporting each other's mental health and wellbeing. Learn to recognize common signs of distress and how you can offer assistance to a colleague in distress.

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Mental Health Support Following Critical Incidents

Staff Wellness Web Resource

After a critical incident, leaders can play a significant role to reduce distress and help direct individuals to the appropriate on and off-campus resources for consultation and support

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Common Reactions Following a Critical Incident

Critical incidents are unexpected, unusual events perceived by an individual as threatening or traumatic. They are often sudden, outside our normal frame of reference and a challenge to our ability to cope. If you experience a critical incident, you can have a wide range of reactions.

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Workshops

Everyone responds differently to change in their lives. These workshops provide tools and strategies that can help lessen the stress of making a transition.


Financial resources for staff and faculty

If you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and require support, please refer to these helpful resources and links.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

If you or your family members have lost income because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide temporary income support.

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Food security

The Calgary Food Bank provides essential food hampers to those in need. For more information.

Visit their website

Housing

  • If you're facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may contact your utility provider to defer bill payments Learn more.
  • The Government of Alberta also announced increased protections for renters. Read the full list here.
  • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has provided mortgage deferral information for folks who own homes or property.

Experiencing Job Loss

Homewood Health PDF

Even though it does not make it easier, it is helpful to understand normal reactions during the early stages after learning this news, and to consider some steps that can help strengthen your ability to cope during this time.

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Surviving Layoffs and Terminations

Homewood Health PDF

An important step in dealing with recent workplace changes will be recognizing your personal reactions to the news and any resulting changes impacting your role and job responsibilities.

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Supporting Those Affected by Layoffs & Termination

Homewood Health PDF

After layoffs or terminations affecting your staff and workplace, your employees may react in various ways depending on the scale of the job loss and the number of employees or teams that have been impacted.

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Self-Care Considerations Following Layoffs

Homewood Health PDF

Your reactions and self-care strategies are important for managing post-layoff stress as it relates to your management role and transitioning towards a "new normal" within your workplace.

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Career Coaching

Ready to take your career to the next level but not sure what that might look like? Working with a career specialist can help you identify and articulate your skills, aptitudes, values, personality traits, and interests as they relate to career choice. Homewood Health can help with career planning that matches your goals.

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Financial Coaching

Achieving financial peace of mind is possible. By taking the right steps you can maintain a positive cash flow, get out of financial trouble, and be financially prepared should difficulties or a crisis arise. Working with a financial expert can help you gain control of your money.

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Nutritional Coaching

Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. It's also an area in life where we can get into trouble if we aren't careful. Working with a nutritional counsellor can help you sort through the conflicting information that's out there and develop a dietary plan that works for you.

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Jumpstart your Wellness

Ready to take your health and well-being to the next level? This program may be what you are looking for. With the support of a certified life coach, the program uses a comprehensive online, self-directed approach to successful behaviour change.

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Relationship Solutions

Finding the time to care for, and nurture, our intimate relationships with others can be challenging. Relationship Solutions will help you take a proactive approach to enhancing your relationships. Coaching and a resource kit are included in this service.

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Legal Advisory Services

Legal matters can be overwhelming and confusing to comprehend. Homewood Health can help make the process easier through their Legal Advisory Service which provides an easy and convenient access to a network of experienced lawyers.

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