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EDCO is excited to host the 65th Annual Conference & Showcase, Move ON, as a hybrid conference at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre.  This will be the first time we are coming together in two years.  We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the highlight of the professional calendar for the economic developer community.

The information outlined in this Duty of Care document is of vital importance to you and your safety.  Please read the document thoroughly and be sure to check back regularly to keep up with evolving requirements to participate safely.

Duty Of Care

The health and safety of everyone attending the conference including attendees, staff, volunteers, and suppliers is top priority for EDCO.  As such, we are undertaking preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at the conference, April 5-7, 2022, in accordance with COVID-19 regulations provided by the Ontario Government and guidelines provided by Ontario Ministry of Health, local health authorities and the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre along with Little Canada.

EDCO will update this Duty of Care reflecting our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of those joining us at the conference.

Personal Accountability Commitment

We are committed to following government regulations and guidelines as they apply to COVID-19 as well as the requirements of local health authorities and our suppliers.  Additionally, we ask all those attending to follow the attendance requirements and help us host a safe and successful EDCO Conference & Showcase.

EDCO Conference attendees, event organizers and partners agree to engage safely which includes, but is not limited to; proof of full vaccination, contact tracing, health screening each day, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing and not attending the event if you are experiencing any signs, symptoms or have recently been exposed to, or diagnosed and not yet cleared by provincial health authorities as non-contagious with COVID-19.

EDCO Vaccine Policy

In compliance with provincial government regulations and the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, EDCO requires in-person conference attendees to be fully vaccinated (in accordance with the Ministry of Health) against COVID-19, unless they have a medical exemption.  This policy is in accordance with current provincial proof of vaccination regulations for indoor conference, meeting, and event spaces.  In-person attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with photo ID.

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

At this time the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is required by Provincial regulations to ask every person entering the hotel meeting and event space as well as public spaces such as restaurants, gyms, etc. to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada (in accordance with the Ministry of Health).

The hotel has implemented new safety protocols and elevated practices.  Here’s what you can expect during your stay at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and how they are preparing for your stay.

Opening Reception at Little Canada, 10 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON

The health and safety of guests and staff is Little Canada’s top priority.  Little Canada will create an environment where all visitors feel safe, just as they would in their own home.  With a thorough COVID-19 safety plan in place, visitors can feel at ease about entering the 45,000-square-foot space.

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