Resources for health care providers
April 1, Emergency Response Benefit Update
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, as does the information available regarding directives and recommendations. The MTAS office staff are working to make resources available to you to effectively manage through this pandemic and we are responding to inquiries as promptly as possible. We thank our members for their diligence in staying up-to-date through this uncertain time, and appreciate your efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourselves as well as the public.
We have developed this section on our website dedicated to COVID-19 information. This section is available on the public side of the website so that you can quickly and easily access the information, and refer your clients to it as well. We encourage you to check here regularly to look for new and/or changed information as this is the fastest way for us to communicate factually with our members, and to avoid outdated or false information sharing.
Please note that our Saskatoon office is temporarily closed, therefore we ask that to receive the fastest possible response, you please contact us via e-mail - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- World Health Organization
- Health Canada - self-monitoring
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Government of Saskatchewan - State of Emergency (March 18)
- Saskatchewan Health Authority
- Infection Control Guidelines
- A Massage Therapist's Guide to Covid-19
- MTAS Board of Directors' letter to the membership (March 17)
- MTAS Board of Directors' letter to the membership (March 19)
- Government of Saskatchewan - Public Health Order (March 20)
- Prime Minister Trudeau's address to the nation (March 23)
- Prime Minister Trudeau's update to the nation (April 1) - applications for CERB to start April 6
- Canadian Pain Task Force - online public consultation (Let's Talk Health) Use this forum to provide the Government with your input on pain management during the health crisis.
Small Business Resources:
Information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to employees and what government supports may be available. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more developed.
- Government of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (April 1)
- Government of Saskatchewan launches Business Response Team (March 23)
- Government of Saskatchewan - Business Support Page (March 23)
- EI Sickness Benefit
- Federal Government Financial Aid summary
- Business Development Canada - Support for Entrepreneurs
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Canadian Federation of Independent Business
- Employment Insurance
- Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
- Saskatchewan Employment Standards
- Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
- Conference Board of Canada - economic implications of Covid-19
- Chart showing Canada-wide contacts for Covid-19 updates, plus how to determine if you qualify for financial relief
General Pandemic Information:
Links to trusted sources on the pandemic.
Webinars related to Covid-19:
Below are some links to potentially useful information.
- World Health Organization - mental health considerations
- Government of Canada - awareness resources
- Government of Canada - mental health at work
- 19 ways to support your mental health during Covid-19
- Resource guide to your mental health during Covid-19
- Psychological consequences of social distancing
- Free online stress-management program (Shoppers Drugs)
- Tips for taking care of your mental health (Shoppers Drugs)
- Mental Health in the age of Coronavirus - United Nations
- CAMH - Mental Health and Covid-19
- Saskatchewan Government Mental Health and Addictions Services
- Saskatchewan 24/7 Emergency/Crisis Hotlines (2-1-1 Saskatchewan)