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COVID-19: Notice from Canadian Construction Association

COVID-19: Update from CCA
Supporting our members. Supporting your business.
Dear valued colleagues,

These are unprecedented and challenging times. The impact of COVID-19 is changing at a rapid pace, but one thing that will not change is our commitment to you, your health, and the health of your business and employees.

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is taking the following steps to support you during this difficult period.

Defending your interests with the federal government
CCA has been in daily contact with the Government of Canada to stay apprised of any policies in support of, or at odds with, the industry’s efforts. CCA staff have been providing advice and support to our construction association colleagues to share our knowledge. We are also committed to joining any task forces or committees that any local or provincial associations are creating to help deal with the crisis. Please contact Rod Gilbert, vice-president of public affairs, at rgilbert@cca-acc.com with details as we could offer a federal perspective to any working group.
Resources to support business continuity planning
To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, CCA is referring members to a guide developed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on pandemic preparedness. It is designed to assist in business planning and continuity efforts. You can find a link to the guide as well as links to other helpful tools and resources on our website. We will continue to update this information on our website at www.cca-acc.com/covid-19-resources and we encourage you to also visit www.chamber.ca for additional resources. Links to trusted health information sources can also be found on the page.
Keeping you safe
As you are aware, CCA cancelled its annual conference in the wake of both the state of California and county of San Diego declaring states of emergencies due to concerns about COVID-19. At the direction of public health authorities, we have subsequently made the decision to also cancel the Lean Construction Institute of Canada’s annual conference and training day. We plan on delivering some of this great programming to you via webinars.
Social distancing
All CCA staff are encouraged to work from home for the next three weeks to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. We are all equipped to work remotely and you should not experience any disruption to our service levels or ability to engage. We will be fully accessible by email and by cell phone throughout this period. Feel free to contact staff as they will be happy to assist you.
On behalf of all of us at CCA, we want you to know that we are here for you, and will continue to be here to support you throughout this rapidly evolving and fluid situation.

Please let me know how CCA can best help.

Best regards,

Mary Van Buren, MBA, CAE
President
Canadian Construction Association
1900-275 Slater Street Ottawa ON K1P 5H9
613-236-9455, ext. 432

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March 18, 2020

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