COVID-19 Information and Updates

ACR is actively working on ways to help the resource sector during this time. With regards to upcoming ACR events and work, we have devised the following plan:

  • Board of Directors and Committee Meetings will be set up for virtual meetings.
  • We are setting up webinars and social media groups for businesses to share information, ideas and concerns about COVID-19.
  • We are gathering and sharing information submitted to us from our member. These documents can be found below.
  • Our Executive Committee and Board of Directors are actively discussing challenges of COVID-19 and will reach out to necessary governments and other organizations to work with them on addressing the resource industry’s concerns.

Dealing with a pandemic is a new challenge for most of us. While many ACR members have robust business continuity and emergency response systems already in place, COVID-19 presents unique circumstances that we have to manage through collectively. The following is a list of resources that have been put together to inform and help those in the resource sector navigate these uncertain times.

Messages From The President

August 14, 2020

June 29, 2020

May 29, 2020



Future webinars:

Check back soon

Past webinars:

COAA/FLIC Webinar #6 Fostering Effectiveness, Morale and Mental Resilience in Teams Working Remotely (April 15, 2020)

COAA Webinar #5 COVID-19 Response Update: Early Experiences on Construction Sites and Major Turnarounds (April 8, 2020)

COAA Webinar #4 Best Principles: Considerations When Deciding to Put a Project into Sleep Mode (April 3, 2020)

ACR/McLennan Ross LLP COVID-19: Legal Issues for Construction and Resource Projects (April 1, 2020)

COAA/CURT Webinar #2 Economic Impacts of COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

COAA Webinar #1 Response Planning: COVID-19 on Construction Sites and Major Turnarounds (March 18, 2020)



Edmonton Journal – COVID-19 Live Updates

Calgary Herald – COVID-19 Live Updates

CBC – COVID-19 Updates



Health Canada Updates

Government of Canada: Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Government of Alberta Updates

Alberta Health Services Updates

City of Edmonton Updates

City of Calgary Updates

EY’s Physical Return and Work Reimagined

Funding Portal

McKinsey & Company – The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal

Wellness Portal

World Health Organization Updates


Industry Updates

Assembling and Managing a Remote Team

ATCO: Safety and Erg0nomics Working at Home

British Columbia Centre For Disease Control & British Columbia Ministry of Health COVID-19: Interim Communicable Disease Control Guidelines for Industrial Camps (April 1, 2020)

Business Council of Canada: Letter COVID-19 Regulatory Compliance (March 20, 2020) 

Business Council of Canada: Response Letter from Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change (April 2, 2020)

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Letter to Prime Minister and Premiers (March 23 2020)

Mining Association of Canada: Pandemic Action Summaries from MAC Members (March 20, 2020)

Mining Industry Human Resources Council: Federal, Provincial & Territorial Healthcare and Employment COVID-19 Information (March 19, 2020)

OH&S Prevention Services E-Newsletter Sign-up 

OH&S Prevention Services Non-healthcare Workplace Guidance During COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)

OH&S Prevention Services Support for Employers ad Employees

Policy and Counsel of the Business Council of Canada: Response Letter from President of the Treasury Board (April 2, 2020)

Saskatchewan Mining Association: COVID-19 & Routine Mine Inspections (March 19, 2020)