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COVID-19 Resources

March 30, 2020 at 10:00am

Below you'll find links for COVID-19 information and where to go for support during this time.

If you contract COVID-19, be sure to let your Union Rep know so they can assist you and answer questions about your job, income, seniority, pension and/or health plan participation, and any government assistance you may qualify for. 

Your Union is here for you, please contact us if you have questions and concerns.

  • If you contract COVID-19 through work and receive a positive diagnosis, fill out a WSIB Form 6 to file a workplace illness/injury claim.
  • If you have a known exposure to COVID-19 at work but have no symptoms, you can fill out a WSIB Exposure Form. You don't need to test positive for COVID-19 to fill out this form.
  • Questions about these forms? The Local Union's Workers' Compensation Department can help at workerscomp@ufcw175.com.

If you have questions or concerns about your workplace
Contact Your Union Representative
Find Your Rep
or send us an email at
membership@ufcw175.com

Members’ Assistance Program
416-977-6888
or 1-877-801-7762

Get confidential referrals to professional services for any number of personal concerns.
More info here.

Feeling ill? Stay home.

If you think you may have the symptoms of COVID-19 use the Government's Self-Assessment Tool here.

Have you contracted COVID-19 through work? Or did you come into contact with someone who has it while at work? Find out more info on Workers' Compensation that may be available to you through the WSIB.
Learn more.

Feeling ill or caring for someone with COVID-19?

If you can’t work because you’re sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, there’s the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit.

If you can’t work because you’re taking care of a loved one, there’s the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

Find info on government support available here.

Find information and updates specific to Ontario by visiting the government's COVID-19 information page.

Plus find a list of Public Health Units here for local testing and vaccination plan info.

COVID-19 Resources

The Government of Canada regularly updates the
information available on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find the latest information here.

UFCW Canada keeps an up-to-date list of government announced income supports.
Check it out here.