Employee Resources

Last updated: April 1, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

Third boosters will be required for staff, students, volunteers, support workers, caregivers and general visitors in LTC. There is a complicated explanation of the deadlines for these:

  • Staff, students, volunteers and support workers have until March 14 to receive their 3rd booster.

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Booking Portal

SMDHU COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information

COVID-19 Education

Well-Being & Mental Health Supports

MindBeacon for Mental Health

BEACON digital therapy (iCBT) is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19, funded by the Government of Ontario. Register for FREE by clicking this link.

COVID Frontline Wellness

This service is available by self-referral – simply complete the self-referral form at right and a clinician will contact you. This should only take about 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, call Waypoint’s Central Intake at 705-549-3181, ext. 2308 or 1-877-341-4729, ext. 2308.
More information available at through the Waypoint website, click here.

Life Works Employee Assistance Program

  • For Grove Park Home employees and immediate family members our Employee Assistance Program is through Life Works.   Login to LifeWorks.com

User ID:               groveparkhome
Password:            eap
Or call                   1-877-207-2833

Wellness Together Canada

The Federal government has announced a new mental health program called Wellness Together Canada. The portal offers a range of free mental health services to all Canadians who are suffering with emotional and psychological concerns brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19. Under the program, Homewood Health clinicians will be delivering telephone and video-based single-session and multi-session interventions to people aged 18 and older from all parts of the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mental Health

  • ConnexOntario: Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.
  • BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that offers guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching.
  • Kids Help Phone: Children and youth 18 and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call 1-800-668-6868
  • Good2Talk: A phone and texting service that offers confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454.
  • Hope for Wellness Helpline: Indigenous peoples can call 1-855-242-3310 for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada (available in some Indigenous languages). Live web chat is also available.
  • Talk 4 Healing: Indigenous women can get help, support and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with services in 14 languages by calling or texting 1-855-554-4325. Live web chat is also available.


Support, Grief & Bereavement

Goals of Care

Supporting Kid’s During COVID-19

Training Videos

Lifestyle Benefits for Healthcare Workers

Ontario PSW Temporary Wage Increase – Extended to April 27, 2022

Ontario COVID Worker Benefit – Extended to July 31, 2022

Emergency Childcare – Starts January 5, 2022

Simcoe Muskoka Safe Voluntary Isolation Site (SVIS)

Emergency Accommodations – Four Points by Sheraton Barrie
60 Bryne Dr. Barrie. (705) 733-8989
$99.00+tax per night (Booking Link)

Emergency Accommodations – Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
506 Bryne Dr. Barrie. (705) 725-1002
$99.00+tax per night (Corporate Code 786879740)