We’ve heard from many of you in our community that it can be difficult to find the best resources and expertise to support you, your staff and your business during this uncertain time for our industry.  

To help you stay informed, we have compiled a list of reliable resources that will support you to understand the situation in your country and take relevant action to protect yourself and others. This page will be updated as new information develops. 


Provincial Recommendations:

Employment Insurance:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week that there is a one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be lifted for those who are in quarantine or self-isolation. The government has also earmarked $12 million to beef up EI’s work-sharing program, which can supplement a worker’s income when employers have cut hours due to a downturn. More info here.

Supporting the Foodservice Community 

Checkout episode released on 3/28 on the topic of supporting  Mental Health in our industry at this time.

Episode on what UFS is doing to support the industry at this time with VP of Sales, Scott Zimmer. Click here.


Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources 

  • Headspace: This app has recently released a lot of content from behind the paywall globally that will help individuals with stress, anxiety, fear, change and panic. Check out their resources hub for best practices, guides, and employee-facing materials to help you introduce Headspace to your organization.
  • UFS Academy: FREE Employee training on mental health and wellbeing for you and your  teams.  The UFS Academy also provides additional training to support the well-being of staff at this time, more info on personal hygiene, safety in food delivery and mental health support you and your teams
  • Restaurants Canada and Unilever Food Solutions webinar on managing stress and mental health. Click here to view the recording. 


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