English lunch and learn: Long COVID and the workplace

Mar 27, 2024

English lunch and learn: Long COVID and the workplace 
March 27, 2024
12 pm to 1 pm EST
Register now!

You are invited to participate in a virtual lunch and learn session on long COVID on March 27 from 12 pm to 1 pm EST. This session will be held in English. A French session will be held on March 28

In 2024, COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of millions of Canadians, not only in terms of continued acute infections and the compounded socio-economic damage from a multi-year global pandemic, but also as through the lingering and pervasive disease known as long COVID. 

In response to a 2023 NEC resolution, CAPE presents a lunch and learn webinar to answer key questions for members:  

  • What is long COVID and how can members or their managers successfully develop accommodation plans?  
  • How can workers ensure proper COVID protections are in place in their workplaces, even as the scale of the pandemic declines?  


Part One: Understanding long COVID in the workplace 

  • Understand the medical condition known as long COVID  
  • Understand the prevalence and socio-economic impact of long COVID across Canada 
  • Know the common symptoms and prognosis for long COVID, as well as the impact in an occupational context (i.e., common functional limitations) 
  • Know your rights if affected by long COVID, and the process for seeking medical accommodation
  • Follow case studies on long COVID, which give examples of how an accommodation plan can be implemented

Part Two: Preventing COVID-19 transmission – a health and safety lens 

  • Understand the employer’s responsibility vis-à-vis employee health and safety regarding long COVID 
  • What protections should be in place? 
  • What to do if they are not? 
  • Workers' rights to a safe work environment, laid out in the Canada Labour Code 
  • Refusal to work if affected by long COVID in the workplace, and the process for seeking representation related to health and safety matters 

Register now!

All you need to know to participate

>> Zoom link

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 688 8336 8882

Passcode: 275678

1 833 955 1088 Canada Toll-free

1 833 958 1164 Canada Toll-free
>> Accessibility – requesting accommodation

This lunch and learn has been designed to be accessible. CAPE provides common accessibility measures, including online access, English and French audio interpretation, ASL and LSQ interpretation, and communication access real-time translation (CART) captioning.

However, we encourage members who require additional accommodation to inform us of their needs using our registration form no later March 20, 2024, so that we can take measures to accommodate your needs, where possible. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate requests received after this deadline.