Now that many of us are working from home, our work plans and goals have likely changed significantly. In addition to keeping on top if how and where to access information and benefits, as these programs rapidly change (see a short bullet list at the bottom of this post, and more to come in our next update on Wednesday), re-purposing your business may allow you some time for webinars or online courses, or an opportunity for your employees to learn a new skill.
Many classes are available online, some free and some with tuition, from one-time webinars to longer post-secondary level courses. A few options to explore as we prepare to get back to business, in new and potentially innovative ways:
- Poytner News University for writers and journalists.
- Free classes on numerous topics from SkillShare.
- Take an on-demand class from Udemy.
- Harvard is offering a number of courses for free.
- Find online college and university classes from edX.
- Classes from Coursera cover almost any topic.
- Sign up for a webinar with Community Futures.
- An extensive list of upcoming and on-demand webinars for businesses, compiled by Tourism Vancouver.
- For the travel and culinary industries, FoodTrex.
- Upcoming business planning webinars from the Penticton Chamber of Commerce.
No time for an online class? Explore the many digital resources available from your local library, like these from the Penticton Public Library. Don’t forget to check out learning options from Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan.
And to round out a list of links with benefit information:
- General info on the federal government’s financial programs. (An FAQ on the Temporary Wage Subsidy can be found here.)
- Sign up for a CRA account to have faster access to benefits you may be qualified to receive.
- A good Google Doc compiled by a professor at Carleton University.
- Information on the Canada Emergency Response benefit, a Q &A from CUPE.
- Explore the City of Penticton’s COVID-19 Support Toolkit.
- Information from Western Economic Diversification Canada.
NEXT UPDATE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1.