Employee Assistance Program
We understand that employees may be feeling anxious around the uncertainty of COVID-19. Canadian Blood Services is committed to nurturing a healthy workplace by supporting all aspects of employee health including their physical and mental well-being.
Check out our employee wellness portal for information about healthy hygiene practices, to protect against flu-like illnesses, and services like our employee assistance program to support your mental health.
Taking care of your mental and physical health during COVID-19
COVID-19 information appears to be coming at us from all angles. With friends and family changing travel plans and stocking up on supplies, it is understandable that many of us are feeling anxious about the uncertainty.
Dr. Mark Bigham discusses health in the workplace during COVID-19
At Canadian Blood Services, we all have an important job to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patients in hospitals across Canada are depending on us to collect the blood and blood products they need.
Changes are taking place daily in response to COVID-19, which can at times cause confusion.
Naturally, many employees are feeling uneasy and uncertain about what is and is not safe during COVID-19.
The following interview is with one of our medical officers, Dr. Mark Bigham. Dr. Bigham is also a medical health officer with one of the regional health authorities in British Columbia. Dr. Bigham was kind enough to share an update with employees about working at Canadian Blood Services during COVID-19.
Watch Dr. Bigham’s interview in its entirety, or click on the following links to see Dr. Bigham’s response to specific questions.