Free webinar: COVID-19: Strategies for Managing Stress

COVID-19: Strategies for Managing Stress

You are invited to attend a free webinar workshop, hosted by the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA).

WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 11:00 A.M.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This free webinar workshop is intended for everyone who is dealing with the emotional stress of this coronavirus pandemic.

Downloads have been removed. If you were a participant and were unable to download them before the event, please contact us.


In collaboration with Homewood Health, the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) is offering this free one-hour webinar “COVID-19: Strategies for Managing Stress.”


The challenges and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming with social isolation, worry over family and friends, concern for our own wellbeing, and changes to work and home routines. But there are effective techniques that can help to bring us back to equilibrium. This session will explore all aspects of the stress response, focusing on practical tips and tools to bring us to optimal stress levels, thereby helping us to maximize our energy and performance in the face of COVID-19.

 During this one-hour wellness session participants will:

  • Understand what stress is
  • Become aware of what causes stress
  • Develop stress reduction skills
  • Build a personal strategy for managing stress


  • Defining stress
  • COVID-19 and change
  • Understanding the physical, emotional, social, behavioural impacts of stress
  • Understanding how to manage stress

Our workshop facilitator is Jim Kragtwyk. Jim is a Master’s Level clinical counsellor and psychotherapist and an internationally-certified addictions professional. Jim has been supporting individuals, groups, and families in business and organizations for three decades.


Please register for this workshop using the following ZOOM link:

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email within 12 hours containing instructions for how to join the webinar.


Webinar Host – Michael Mortimer (President, OMWA)

Webinar Speaker – Jim Kragtwyk, M. Ed., RCC, ICADC.

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