NORTH BAY, ON–On Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET, Workplace Safety North (WSN) launches a new free lunch and learn webinar series, “COVID-19 Conversations,” designed to help businesses and communities cope with changes caused by the pandemic.
Angele Poitras, WSN Community Engagement Specialist

“Our world has changed, priorities have shifted, and the way we work and the world in which we work are adapting rapidly,” says Angele Poitras, WSN Community Engagement Specialist. “You’re invited to participate in the free monthly Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn webinar series to discuss the most pressing issues we are all facing.”

In the first COVID-19 Conversations webinar, “Adapting to the New Normal,” participants will have the opportunity to learn from community business leaders who will share their experience of shifting work patterns during the global pandemic, and how they demonstrate organizational commitment to their employees’ health and wellbeing.

Learn how the pandemic is affecting Ontario workplaces from presenters:

  • Karen McKissick, CRSP, Safety Officer, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Amy Kembel, CRSP, CHSC, CHRL, Manager, Safety and Training, Synergy North

Topics to be discussed:

  • The opportunities and challenges of remote work
  • Engagement strategies to keep the workforce productive
  • How to support employee mental wellbeing during times of uncertainty

The webinar is hosted by Angele Poitras, WSN Community Engagement Specialist and Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor.

Learn more or register for WSN COVID-19 Conversations Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series:

About WSN Feed Your Brain Lunch and Learn Series: Once a month in May, June, July and August, the ‘COVID-19 Conversations’ series features a free webinar on issues related to the current global pandemic, including; leadership and workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing, and back-to-work planning


COVID-19 Resources including news updates, sector-specific information, and pandemic resources for businesses

Contact your local WSN Health and Safety Specialist – For help assessing risk in your workplace and making a plan for prevention