City of Saskatoon Employee Family Assistance Program
Employee & Family Assistance Program Board of Directors (the “Board”) is
represented by Unions, Associations, Departments and Boards of the City of
Saskatoon. It has full authority and
responsibility over the governance, operation and evaluation of The City of
Saskatoon Employee & Family Assistance Program (the “Program”).
To enable support
to City employees and their families to address personal issues that may be
impacting work performance through proper governance and responsibility of the
The Board of Directors is responsible to ensure the operation
and evaluation of the Program continues to support the needs of the City’s
employees and their families in the most cost-effective process. The Board recognizes that treatment for
mental health and behaviour issues, when referred to appropriate professionals,
can foster an emotionally healthy work environment.
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Videos and Webinars
The following videos provide practice insights and strategies on a variety of topics related to the impact of COVID-19.
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This webinar will explore key factors for understanding the impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers will receive concrete guidance for
building resilience and staying emotionally and mentally healthy during
this stressful time, including insights for supporting children.
This webinar is designed for people working in childcare settings as
they prepare to return to work during the pandemic. Using theories from
neurobiology, this presentation will increase understanding of how the
brain and body respond to cues of safety and cues of danger.
This webinar explores unique factors impacting the well-being and
resilience of helpers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies for
protecting, healing, and maintaining wellness and resilience for those
in a wide variety of helping roles will be provided.
This webinar explores stress in children and youth as well as key
factors for fostering their resilience. Viewers will learn strategies to
help support children’s attachment relationships and their physical and
emotional well-being, along with strategies to cope with grief and
This webinar offers suggestions for maintaining communication with
other staff and supervisors, and explores strategies for how you can
maintain personal motivation and manage your time while working
Does the new coronavirus from China make you a little anxious? How concerned should we be? Is it a real threat or mostly hype? In today’s podcast, Dr. John Grohol, founder and editor-in-chief of PsychCentral.com, explains what the coronavirus is, how it compares to the flu and why it seems to have hit the panic button in a lot of people. He offers tips to avoid getting sick in general, and importantly, gives advice on how to keep our anxiety levels in check when it comes to new disease outbreaks, especially in how we seek information from the media.
Children’s daily rhythms of home and school life have been dramatically disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of these changes, children may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety. As they navigate these experiences and feelings, it can sometimes put strain on family relationships as parents and caregivers are also navigating this new reality. This webinar explores stress in children and youth as well as key factors for fostering their resilience. Viewers will learn strategies to help support children’s attachment relationships and their physical and emotional well-being, along with strategies to cope with grief and loss.
The usual rituals and ceremonies of funerals, memorials, and gatherings provide something to hold on to when we are experiencing grief and loss. These shared experiences and connections with others hold a healing power. But now, those rituals and ceremonies are denied to us because of the necessity for physical distancing to beat COVID-19. We can’t even visit our loved ones in hospital, to hold their hands and infuse them with our loving presence. How do we deal with grief and loss during this pandemic?