Please be sure to check this page regularly for COVID-19 related updates. These resources outline the most current rules and regulations from the Canadian, Ontario and Toronto governments.

The health, safety and well-being of all those participating in and attending PDAC Convention is the top priority for hosting a successful event in 2022. The pathway to achieving this is to adhere to all Canadian and local government laws, implement appropriate health and safety measures in consultation with healthcare authorities and experts, and apply best practices as required at the date of the in person event. We understand that these requirements may evolve, and will ensure all attendees are kept informed of any new developments. 

Details regarding our health and safety protocols and requirements, including our Health and Safety commitment, will be posted in January.

UPDATED AS OF
2:00 PM ET
JANUARY 17, 2022

Restrictions recently announced by the Government of Ontario impose limits to indoor gatherings and large events. These restrictions are currently in place until January 26.

On January 17 it was announced that PDAC 2022 will not go ahead as planned in March due to current public health restrictions in Ontario. The PDAC Board of Directors made the difficult decision to reschedule the convention, maintaining the same format. PDAC 2022 will now be hosted in person in Toronto from June 13-15 and online from June 28-29.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: RULES & REGULATIONS

PDAC is actively monitoring government announcements regarding travel restrictions to Canada as a result of the Omicron variant. These resources outline the most current rules and regulations from the Canadian, Ontario and Toronto governments.

Travelling to and within Canada (domestic and international)
Additional changes to entry, testing and quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

Travelling to and within Ontario, Canada
https://www.ontario.ca/page/travelling-during-covid-19

Regulations about indoor events are forthcoming from the Province of Ontario and will be posted as soon as they are made available.


OUR APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

To achieve the safest-possible in person event we will:

  1. Keep up to date with current local and government laws concerning COVID-19 and how they affect Canadian and international participants
  2. Implement appropriate H&S measures
  3. Apply best practices – in consultation with our trusted Convention partners

As conditions change, our H&S approach will adapt and changes to the Convention operation will be assessed and implemented as required. Communication to key stakeholders continues throughout this process.

Preshow:

  • Consultation with healthcare experts
  • Convention marketing materials will highlight H&S information
  • As the formal H&S policy is developed, this information will be sent to participants

Onsite (subject to change):

  • Contact tracing: Facilitated through registration records/lead retrieval
  • Conditions of entry: Daily active symptom screening and verification of valid vaccination status
  • Wearing of an approved face covering at all times
  • Signage indicating the current H&S measures
  • Related to ventilation: We’re adjusting programming times to allow for proper air exchange in meeting rooms
  • Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • Hand sanitizers provided in common areas, staff offices, to all attendees and exhibitors
  • Professional staff will be in place to encourage compliance to H&S policies and to answer questions