March 23, 2020

CCA Update March 20, 2020

CCA Update March 20 2020 Dear Members and Colleagues, CCA UPDATE Over the course of this week we have interacted with many across the industry in various settings and are learning every day how to navigate in this new emerging reality. Over 50 people have participated in our HR morning calls since Tuesday and we will likely continue these next week. register here and feel free to join in any of them moving forward. Feel free to call in every day if you wish. Within 30 minutes of opening for registration yesterday our virtual legal panel had over 100 people...

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March 21, 2020

Tax Bulletin #2

Tax Bulletin #2 CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN – KEY POINTS FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS Since the beginning of March, restrictions and measures related to COVID-19 have rapidly escalated. While the first stages focused on public health and safety, in very short order, businesses and personal finances began to be affected. It is clear that these challenges will become worse before they get better. In an effort to combat these effects, the Government of Canada released a series of financial measures in mid-March. This document summarizes selected government comments up to March 18, 2020. INDIVIDUALS Tax Return Due Date Deferral:...

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March 21, 2020

COVD-19 Checklist

COVID-19-Checklist -v7 Inspired by our friend Jeff White from Results and based on the collaborative efforts of a number of industry professionals who worked together over the last few days, we are happy to share this document with our members and industry.   With current safety measures in place Contractors are managing construction sites with Pandemic Plans being implemented and maintained however we are already in a situation that we were somewhat unprepared for and this document is intended to part of the toolbox that we may need in the weeks ahead.   While we could never expect to be...

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March 20, 2020

City of Calgary- Update on 3rd Floor Counter Operations

To view the newsletter please click here Dear industry partners, Effective today, as The City responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the third-floor counter at the Municipal Building is changing how we accept physical applications to prevent the spread of the virus. We are temporarily closing the front counter and accepting applications only by drop-off, or through our online systems. We are still operating normal business hours and confident we can continue service through drop-off and online. The City is committed to processing applications, as well as protecting the health and safety of our employees. Please see our revised operating procedures...

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March 20, 2020

CCA Update March 19, 2020

CCA Update March 19, 2020 Dear Members and Colleagues, CCA UPDATE Over the course of Wednesday there were more announcements from federal and provincial sources providing financial support and relief for individuals and business impacted by the crisis. Wednesday also saw our first Industry Leaders conference call with senior people from many of the construction firms in the Calgary are including General Contractors and Trade Partners. Nearly 20 individuals joined the call and shared what they are experiencing and some of the steps they have implemented in their offices and on site. We will be sharing a Pandemic Best Practices...

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March 19, 2020

City of Calgary- Important Message on Business Continuity

Planning & Development Services Update As you are aware by now, The City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The City’s top priorities are the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our employees; and maintaining essential and necessary services that Calgarians rely upon. All service lines within Planning and Development – City Planning & Policy, Development Approvals, and Building Safety – remain open for business with services still operating.  However, our workforce has been significantly impacted, like most of our colleagues and...

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