Click to view infographic. Staying Well in Times of Distress, Leslie Flynn & Amber Hastings Truelove. Created for STLHE.

It is important to remember to take care of ourselves and our teams as we take care of others. The following well-being resources are for the individual and organizations. The infographic to the right summarizes good practices. Click on it for a full-size version.

Curated Resources

Thank you to our STLHE community for resource suggestions. This is not an exhaustive list of resources. To add resources or webpages, email


Top Pick of the week: The reason Zoom calls drain your energy, BBC

Well-being Resources

Top 3: suggestion for Students & Faculty,

Being remote and online

Stress/Mental Health Course

Stress/Mental Health Resources


Virtual/digital Experiences


Family and Children

Socializing Online


    • Skinny Taste (a community member’s favourite recipe site, has a freezer meal section, usually serve 4-6 people.


    • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Government of Canada – taxable benefit, will cover people who lost their jobs, are sick, quarantined, taking care of someone who is sick, working parents who now must stay home with no school/daycare. Applies to employees, contractors and self-employed people who otherwise would not be eligible for EI benefits. Did not exist prior to COVID-19; Available from March 15, 2020 to October 3, 2020.
    • Canada Child Benefit (CCB) – tax free monthly benefit, increased in 2019-2020 in response to COVID-19
    • Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits, Government of Canada  – up to 15 weeks of taxable financial assistance for those who cannot work due to medical reasons (includes illness, injury or quarantine). Shifted waiting periods and signed medical certificate requirements for COVID-19.
    • Resources to Help Canadians with the Financial Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, No more

Movies & Films

Inforgraphic for organizations and individuals

  • Staying Well in Times of Distress, Leslie Flynn & Amber Hastings Truelove. Created for STLHE.

Student well-being

Institutional Wellbeing Pages

Videos for Instructors supporting students

Inequity concerns

Additional resources

Well-being of Educators Moving Courses Online Rapidly



Community Suggestions from March 17th Webinar

    • Don’t have to replicate what you would do face to face online and keeping things simple for students
    • “We are all learning together how to cope with this, and our cognitive / emotional loads are all understandably high, so it’s hard”
    • the idea that “good enough” or not even good enough is gonna have to be good enough
    • A bit of humour about this learning curve (note of caution: sarcasm and satire abound): Welcome to your hastily, prepared online college course by Ryan Weber
    • Simplifying what they are doing, encouraging them to focus on the essential knowledge and skills that students need rather than trying to do everything they had planned
    • Use what’s familiar, simple, and what’s supported centrally (that’s been our message at Keep Learning site at the University of Waterloo)

Well-being of Those Supporting Others

The well-being of those who support is equally important. Individuals in teaching centres, support units, online learning centres, administrative and leadership roles are faced with concerns and needs of their colleagues.

Well-being of Educational Developers and Teaching Centres

Health care providers

Tips for Working From Home

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