COVID-19: Information and Resources for Foodservice Professionals in Canada

Here are some country-specific resources on the new covid-19 coronavirus in Canada:

Government of Canada COVID-19 Updates:

Restaurants Canada’s COVID-19 resources for foodservice operators: the latest resources for handling health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.  This page will be updated as new information develops.
       - For a free webinar on navigating resources in health & safety, click here.
       - For a free webinar on employment information, click here.     

Employment Insurance: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced 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.


Provincial Recommendations: 

British Columbia

Nunavut: Nunavut Department of Health Information for COVID-19


Find Sysco Canada's Podcast on COVID-19 with Industry Experts here.


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.

  1. 1. Download and register for the Headspace mobile application. 

    2. Navigate to the "Weathering the storm" a new category in the Explore tab of the app. There, you can find a free collection of guided meditations and exercises specifically designed to help manage stress, anxiety, and uncertainty through mindfulness.

    3. Check the resources hub for best practices, guides, and employee-facing materials to help you introduce Headspace to your organization.

Canadians across the country are encouraged to order take out on Canada Takeout Day. For more info, click here.

For additional training resources to support the well-being of staff at this time, please check out UFS Academy for more info on personal hygiene, safety in food delivery and mental health support for you and your team.