Working From Home & Resources

If you’re not used to working from home, as many of you have now found yourselves doing while in self-isolation, it takes a lot of discipline to get through your workday and not get distracted by things around the house you’d accomplish in the evenings or weekends.

With that in mind, the following websites offer help for working remotely:

Tips for Small Business

Canadian Federation of Independent Business | Resources for small business

Free Book: The History of Petzl

The History of Petzl

General tips

Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home

Setting Up a Home Office

CBC.ca: Remote Work | Working From Home

BBC.com: Working From Home in a Pandemic

LinkedIn | free webinars with working from home resources

Productivity Help: New to working from home? These tips can belp

Reminder about the general symptoms

Ontario.ca: symptoms of coronavirus

These are on the lighter side, but some good tips sprinkled in:

Buzzfeed.com: work from home tips | humor
Buzzfeed.com: Work from home hacks

Just for fun

Buzzfeed.com: Tweets & jokes about working from home

Tips for working at home with kids

Vox.com: Working from home & dealing with childcare & school cancellations

Online Learning Opportunities

Why not put your extra time to good use? Learn a new skill!

Coursera offers affordable online learning opportunities with partners including colleges and universities.

Edx offers some free courses (you’ll need to pay to get a degree)

Udemy offers courses for varying fees

OpenLearn through Open University (UK) offers a number of free courses

Itunes U (download from the Apple App store): for those with Apple products offers lots of free learning resources.

Industry Related Programs

TREE Fund (On Demand, Free Webinars)

*If taking a TREE Fund webinar, be sure to download the ISA attendance form. Instructions are provided on the TREE Fund website above.

Forestry & Natural Resources (On Demand, Free)

Climbing Arborist (Basic/Advanced climbing techniques, knot tying, work site videos and more!)

TreeStuff.com (Non-CEU Videos for various topics)

Urban Forestry – Do It Yourself Series (On Demand, Free)

Resources to Stay Connected

Trying to stay in touch while we’re apart? Here are some resources to help you stay connected online while social distancing offline:

Skype

Zoom

WhatsApp (available for download on mobile platforms)

FaceTime (available for download on mobile platforms)

Facebook Messenger (available for download on mobile platforms)

For Your Kids

Sesame Street launched a website  to help kids and parents deal with coronavirus fears through online books, games, activities (and even a virtual hug from Elmo!)