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CEWS & CERS Programs Extended

By |2021-08-03T23:57:33-06:00August 3, 2021|Uncategorized|

Thanks to the advocacy work of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the federal government has extended several COVID-19 liquidity programs until October 23, 2021, including: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) The maximum rate for [...]

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Mobile Clinic Brings Vaccines to You

By |2021-08-03T15:53:56-06:00July 29, 2021|Uncategorized|

Alberta Health and the Industry for Vaccination Alberta Coalition are launching a mobile clinic in an effort to get COVID-19 vaccines to remote populations. The clinic will tour rural communities, work camps, and places where vaccination uptake is low. Complete this request form if you are interested in having mobile vaccinations come to your hotel. Find Out More [...]

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Quarantine & Isolation Hotels Program Ending

By |2021-07-29T20:27:13-06:00July 27, 2021|Uncategorized|

To align with anticipated changes to public health orders, the Government of Alberta is ending its program that requires Albertans with COVID-19 to quarantine or isolate in hotels. Regarding Quarantine Requirements: At the end of July, Alberta Health Services will stop referring people to hotels to quarantine and the $625 financial incentive payments will [...]

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New Federal Statutory Holiday for Truth & Reconciliation

By |2021-08-03T23:34:52-06:00July 27, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Government of Canada has passed a bill creating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. The bill creates a statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally-regulated workplaces, which will be observed on September 30 of each [...]

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New Program Assists Employers With WCB Matters

By |2021-07-23T14:36:34-06:00July 23, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Advisor Office is a new Government of Alberta program offering advice and advocacy services about Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) matters for injured workers and employers across Alberta. The Advisor Office is independent from WCB and their services are provided free of charge. Advisors offer impartial expertise to guide and represent clients through WCB claims, [...]

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Preferred Vendor Content: Make the Best Impression with Your Printed Pieces

By |2021-07-21T09:51:47-06:00July 21, 2021|Uncategorized|

Signage. Posters. Menus. Guest information sheets. Every printed piece a guest sees helps shape their opinion of your property. Make sure you’re making the best impression by choosing the right type of printing for each piece. Offset Printing is commonly used for printing newspapers, magazines, brochures, stationery, and other large volume items. The inked image is transferred (or [...]

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New Tourism Relief Fund Supports Hotels

By |2021-07-20T09:36:29-06:00July 13, 2021|Uncategorized|

The federal government has announced a new $500 million Tourism Relief Fund to support tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements. The fund will be rolled out over two years. What funding is available for businesses? non-repayable project contributions up to $100,000 for up to 50% of eligible costs; [...]

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Current COVID-19 Restrictions for Alberta Hotels (Updated July 5)

By |2021-07-27T11:53:31-06:00July 5, 2021|Uncategorized|

Scroll to: Latest CMOH Orders General Restrictions Masks Travel Restrictions Latest CMOH Orders Order 34-2021 (masking restrictions), effective July 1, 2021 Order 35-2021 (isolation and quarantine requirements), effective July 1, 2021 Order 06-2021 (asymptomatic persons who test positive in a rapid screening test) , [...]

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Working in Extreme Heat

By |2021-06-29T13:00:48-06:00June 29, 2021|Uncategorized|

As we move into the July long weekend, a heat warning is in effect for all of Alberta. Employers and workers need to know how to protect themselves from heat exposure and to recognize the signs of heat stress. Follow these five steps to protect yourself, your guests and workers in very hot weather: Prepare [...]

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The Long Road to Recovery

By |2021-06-25T11:59:13-06:00June 25, 2021|Uncategorized|

Insights from Chris Barr, Board Chair, from AHLA’s June board meeting As we anticipate the lifting of restrictions on July 1, many businesses are looking forward to resuming normal operations as quickly as possible. But hoteliers understand all too well that our industry is unique, with years of recovery ahead. At our June board meeting, [...]

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