COVID-19 Policy

The Canadian Council for Advancement of Education (the “CCAE”) is committed to providing a safe experience for all in-person attendees at the 2022 CCAE National Conference, including taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the health and safety of the individuals attending. CCAE prioritizes the health, safety, and social well-being of all delegates, guests, sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and staff, and continues to monitor guidance from Public Health, both provincially and nationally, for regulations and guidelines.To ensure a safe conference experience, CCAE requires that all speakers, attendees, and sponsors have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination during the onsite registration process. (Please check with your province for vaccine documentation.) In addition CCAE will require all speakers, attendees, & sponsors to wear masks with the exception of meal and refreshment breaks, and for speakers when presenting. Hand hygiene, and social distancing protocols will be in place during the Conference, and masks will be made available should an attendee misplace or not have a brought a personal mask for use.

The CCAE reserves the right to, at any time, amend, suspend or terminate this Policy, at the CCAE’s sole discretion and as a result of the evolving pandemic situation and/or changes in legislation, regulations and/or the applicable orders, directives, guidelines and recommendations issued by federal, provincial and/or local public health authorities.

In addition to provincial and federal guidelines, CCAE and attendees of the 2022 National Conference will adhere to the guidelines put forth by the venues of the National Conference, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Ravine Estates Winery, and the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites.

Public Health Compliance

All in-person attendees are asked to review the Public Health Authority information, guidelines, measures and requirements that are applicable in Niagara Falls Ontario, where the 2022 CCAE National Conference is being held, before and while attending the event. Each attendee is responsible for their own health and safety and must ensure that they comply with the appropriate Public Health guidelines, measures and requirements. The latest information from Public Health authorities in Ontario is available online.

No in-person attendee may attend the 2022 CCAE National Conference if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, if they have an active case of COVID-19 at the time of the National Conference, or if they have been directed to self-isolate by a Public Health Authority. Should an attendee experience symptoms of COVID-19 during the 2022 CCAE National Conference, they will be required to cease attendance at the scheduled events immediately, and are asked to notify CCAE personnel. No refunds or transfers will be accepted should this occur. CCAE will work with the individual to ensure they are safely provided medical attention if necessary and assistance with contacting their emergency contact.