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AGM and Lecture April 25, 2020 CANCELLED

DTABC's 2020 AGM and Lecture is now cancelled.

We have cancelled our April 25th AGM in light of the current situation. 
We hope to re-schedule our CE lecture and hold a townhall meeting at the same time in the fall of 2020.

We will send out the financials, which we would have presented at the AGM, by e-mail in the coming weeks. 

Keep safe and well. 

Renata Cecconi
Director of Communications and Member Services
604 789-4077

COVID-19 Information

Hello everyone,

As you are all aware, our landscape is forever changing. It is apparent that we are entering a critical phase in the fight against COVID-19. As the BC Ministry of Health and Dr. Bonnie Henry have stressed, we must do everything we can to mitigate and stop transmission of COVID-19. These are trying times and we are all responsible in doing our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and to work in the best interest of the entire community.

The College of Dental Surgeons is trying its best to provide direction to all dentists and oral care providers. As you know, all non-essential and elective dental care have been suspended. We would encourage you to visit the website on a regular basis for updates [cdsbc.org].

For ongoing information on COVID-19 and the directives from the BC government please click here
While it is up to each of you to determine how you will work over the next few weeks, it is paramount that we keep each other safe with appropriate protective equipment and protocols. It is also apparent that work will diminish and we are looking at what measures the federal government is putting in place to assist workers and businesses in general.

Emergency Funds during COVID 19

Support for Individuals and Business during COVID-19

On March 25th, the Federal Government announced the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”), replacing the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit. The CERB will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month, for up to four months to: Workers who must stop working due to COVID-19 and do not have access to paid leave or other income support. 

  • Workers who are sick, quarantined or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19.  
  • Working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children that are sick or need additional care because of school and daycare closures.   
  • Workers who still have their employment but are not being paid because of disruptions to their work situation due to COVID-19. 
  • Wage earners and self-employed individuals, including contract workers, who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance. 
Application details will be available through My CRA and My Service Canada, beginning the first week of April.

For complete details on the entire support package you can visit the federal government's finance department's website and I have copied the link here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Provincial Government's Emergency Fund
The provincial government has also committed to an emergency fund for workers and businesses as well as others in the community. There is lots of information and links on the finance departments' website. There is relief as well for renters and information on mortgage and tax deferrals for both individuals and businesses. To learn more click here.

No one should be putting themselves or others at risk during this time.

We will send information as we receive it. If we all do our part, we can return to normal sooner rather than later.