SAA RESPONSE TO COVID-19
At this time, the health and well-being of members and staff is of primary priority for the SAA. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we are committed to keeping members and the public informed; information and updates will be posted to this webpage as they become available. We are working to keep our office functions moving forward; please note that there may be delays to regular operations. The SAA also recognizes the hardship and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor the situation, and revisit expectations and regulatory obligations as this unprecedented crisis evolves.
Effective March 17, 2020 the SAA office will be closed indefinitely to members and the public. The SAA will continue primary functions and operations. Staff can be reach via phone or email. We will continue to provide updates regarding the association’s programs, services, and initiatives via this webpage, our newsletter, and by email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email SAA Executive Director, Whitney Robson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the cancellation of the SAA conference, and many other conferences and in-person continuing education opportunities for members due to COVID-19, the SAA will be implementing the following changes to the 2018-2020 Con Ed cycle:
- Six-month extension to the current cycle (now ending December 31, 2020)
- There will be no cap on carry forward hours for this (2018-2020) cycle so as to allow members who have already fulfilled their Con Ed requirements to keep accumulating learning hours for the next reporting period.
- The next Con Ed cycle (2020-2022) be 18 months in length.
The SAA has communicated this decision to our Canadian regulatory counterparts. Members registered with other jurisdictions are advised to check with those jurisdictions regarding possible changes to their current reporting cycle.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The SAA Annual General Meeting will be postponed to a later date in 2020. Information will be shared as it becomes available.
More information regarding COVID-19, relevant to architectural practices, can be found on the following sites:
- How architects are making it work from home during COVID-19
- Legal, financial guidance for Canadian architecture firms during COVID-19
- What COVID-19 means for Canadian architects
- RAIC COVID-19 Update: Details of the Economic Response Plan
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
Wishing you the best as we navigate this current situation together.