Resources for Executives

updated on: April 30, 2020APEX – COVID-19 Communications

Special Communications

In addition to OUR SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS, APEX has streamlined available and relevant COVID-19 information regarding Mental Health and Wellness for Executives:

APEX’s Advisory Services for Executives (ASE)

The free and confidential service of the ASE is offered to all executives in the Federal Public Service, in Canada and abroad. It is a neutral and impartial place where executives seek advice, get information on, and explore options and strategies regarding their work-related situations.

For more information about services, please visit the Advisory Services webpage.

To book a session, please contact Johanne LeBlanc, Senior Advisory for Executives at

Other COVID-19 Resources

Updated on: July 16, 2020

In addition to OUR SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS, APEX has streamlined available and relevant COVID-19 information regarding Mental Health and Wellness for Executives

DisclaimerThese do not constitute a legal document. It is important to always verify with the respective sources ownership for additional information or regarding any reference of this material in an official capacity.



  • The Canada School of Public Service Mental Health Job Aids, designed specifically to be the one-stop shop for tips, tools, and useful links to address 13 important psycho-social factors in the Mental Health arena, as leaders. A few of note are: Social Support, Civility and Respect, Engagement and Balance.
  • The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has published an alert to fraud that is being perpetrated against Canadians. At the following link you will find valuable information to assist you to protect those that you love from becoming a victim of fraud.
  • The Wellness Together Canada Portal which includes a wellness self-assessment and tracking, available to all Canadians.
  • The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) has compiled resources for employees, including executives, who are experiencing a high degree of uncertainty, worry, anxiety and stress about their health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) Centre of Expertise for Mental Health in the Workplace is leading the Government’s efforts around mental health for employees. As an executive, you will have any number of people depending on you for direction as well as emotional support. It is important for you to protect your own mental health first, to best lead and support your teams through this time of tremendous disruption.



  • Dan Pontefract of the Pontefract Group in response to COVID-19, has developed a toolkit aimed at supporting remote leadership, remote teams, and being a remote employee. This free resource is now available.


  • The Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Week – Every May for the last 68 years, Canadians have rallied around Mental Health Week, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). To highlight the extent to which mental health should be viewed as important, the CMHA has assembled some interesting facts about:
  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field, recognizes that the current situation is stressful for everyone and it is normal to be anxious and worried. They have developed a site to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time.