The CPA’s number one priority is the health and safety of our delegates. Although it is not possible to remove all risks related to COVID-19, the CPA will implement health and safety measures that meet or exceed those currently set by the Ontario government, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Sheraton Centre Hotel. As the situation surrounding the pandemic is ever evolving, the CPA may change, update, or add to the following requirements at any time as it deems prudent to protect the health and safety of delegates and others.
The CPA strongly recommends that all delegates be double vaccinated to attend the conference. During the online registration process, delegates will be asked to attest whether they have received at least two doses of a Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Delegates should be prepared to show proof they have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the time they complete the registration process on-site should it be required by the relevant health authority.
Personal Protective Equipment
The Ontario government no longer requires face masks in public areas. However, to increase personal protection and provide an additional level of comfort for delegates, the CPA encourages conference attendees to bring and wear a properly fitting mask that covers the nose and mouth while in the conference meeting space.
Disposable masks will be available at the registration desk for delegates who require them. The CPA will also provide red, yellow, and green wristbands for delegates to indicate their level of comfort regarding proximity and contact (e.g., handshakes, hugs).
While there are no capacity limits currently in effect in Ontario, the CPA reserves the right to refuse further admission to any session that has reached capacity.
The Sheraton Centre Hotel has enhanced their cleaning practices throughout the hotel and in guestrooms. They have designed a disinfection protocol in all public areas of the hotel, such as restaurants and meeting rooms. They have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection in high traffic, public areas including restrooms, elevators and escalators. They have also increased the frequency of cleaning their HVAC systems and filter replacements. Housekeeping staff thoroughly clean and disinfect each guestroom prior to a guest’s arrival. Special attention is given to all high touch areas such as light switches, doorknobs, TV remotes and thermostats.
International attendees will be required to follow the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 travel protocols.