March 25, 2020
The Alberta government continues to support Albertans during this unprecedented global public health emergency.
Of these measures put in place, Alberta CPAs may find these of most relevance:
- Emergency isolation support
- Utility payment deferral
- Banks and credit unions
- Employment Insurance sickness benefits
- Emergency Care Benefit
- Canada Child Benefit
To view the full list of support available through the Government of Alberta, visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx.
CPA Alberta also has a comprehensive list of online resources and services available to Alberta CPAs to help address challenges arising from COVID-19.
March 18, 2020
We have been monitoring the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak closely and have decided to take the following precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of Alberta CPAs and our staff.
As of March 18th, both our Calgary and Edmonton offices will be closed. During this period, all CPA Alberta staff will be reachable by email, and we don’t anticipate any significant changes in our operations.
In addition, all in-person Professional Development courses are cancelled until June 30; one-on-one career coaching and resume reviews will be done online until further notice. If you have registered for a course, you will receive further details on any available online options. We will provide refunds in all cases and there will be no withdrawal penalties.
We anticipate our scheduled major events will not proceed as scheduled, and we’ll provide further details soon on the specifics for those who registered for or planned to attend those events.
For those who may be experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety during this challenging time, remember that the profession’s CPA Assist program is available for all Alberta CPAs, CPA candidates, and their immediate family members. This includes a confidential support line, by calling 1.855.596.4222, as well as crisis support available 24/7. You are encourage you to reach out to CPA Assist or other resources if you feel the need.
As you know, this is a rapidly changing situation and we are responding to developments as they happen. Please be assured, we are still working diligently to meet our mandate to protect the public and provide resources to Alberta CPAs during this uncertain time.