Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the 2020 Learning Institute – April’s 2020 update
The following statement is made in regards to the current situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) has been monitoring circumstances surrounding COVID-19 with relation to the status of the 2020 CHPCA Learning Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt all events and gatherings across Canada and around the world. In following provincial recommendations to keep citizens safe, the City of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency and has shut down all public facilities until at least June 30, 2020. As the CHPCA strives to do our part to curb the infection rate of COVID-19 and as current guidelines recommend a continued practice of social distancing and limiting of gatherings to no greater than 5 people, the CHPCA has made the hard but necessary decision to postpone the 2020 CHPCA Learning Institute.
The CHPCA will be rescheduling the Learning Institute to November 12-14, 2020 at which time it is hoped that the situation with COVID-19 will be under control and normal daily activities will resume within Canada, as well as the world at large.
For more information on the Learning Institute and other CHPCA activities, please continue to monitor our website regularly: https://www.chpca.ca