Hotel Industry Update
HAC: Critical Advocacy Update and Request
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has been working tirelessly for the past 5 months advocating for support measures for the hotel industry and we have a few key updates to share. 
We Need Hoteliers to Contact Their Members of Parliament Today
As we gain momentum on hotel specific measures, it is critical that we have the ground support in all Liberal ridings to get our proposals through to Minister Morneau’s office and Cabinet. Last week we put a call out to our members to call their MPs and make their voices heard. We got 100 volunteers, but only 3 meetings have taken place. We can’t move policy if only 3 MPs are bringing this issue forward.
We are asking every hotelier in this country to pick up the phone and call their Liberal MP. Ask for more support, tell them the impact of COVID on your hotel and how much you contribute to the community. Talk about the jobs at risk. We have drafted speaking notes and guidance documents to assist.
BUT WE NEED ALL HOTELIERS TO DO THIS TODAY. Your future is in YOUR own hands. If we don’t have enough MPs talking about how hard hit hotels are in their riding, we can’t complete our work.

If you have reached out already and are waiting for a response from your MP, please send an email with your key points. It doesn’t have to be long or well written to make the point. 
Please reach out to Kafia Yusuf, HAC’s Policy Lead, in our office who is coordinating this effort at to volunteer and get your package. 
The BC Hotel Association will be hosting a webinar and open forum in collaboration with go2HR and ABLE and will feature Phil Eastwood, a leading expert in workplace skill development – conflict resolution.

This session will include:
·   An overview of the history of violence prevention in British Columbia, current WorkSafeBC regulations and the legal responsibilities that they place on employers across the province.
·   The proactive steps that those in the hospitality industry can take to minimize and mitigate risks and hazards that their staff are exposed to, with a focus on issues surrounding physical distancing policies and the wearing of facemasks.
·   The role and legal responsibilities of employees, front-line supervisors and managers will be examined.
·   Risk assessing using traditional methods and recent advances in ‘Visual Literacy’ will be explored, as well as a discussion on preventative and best-practice training methods.
·   The 5 Myths regarding workplace conflict.
·   5 things that managers and supervisors can do right now to support their staff when they are faced with COVID-19 related aggression.
·   Verbal Judo: A proven de-escalation technique.
BCHA Pulse Check Survey
The BCHA has continued to work with all levels of government, along with our key partners and industry stakeholders, to support the needs of our industry. 

Below is a 5 minute survey that we ask for your participation in as we conduct this vital pulse check. Your responses will help us continue to advocate for the issues that matter most to you and allow us to spotlight the severe impact COVID-19 has had on our industry, actioning real change.
PRMIA - Looking Ahead in Canada: Risk Insights from Industry Experts
Join us as we explore the risks and economic consequences of COVID-19 on select Canadian industries, including energy, real estate, financial services and hospitality; how the emerging risks are being managed in the long run, what their respective futures look like; and how they can come back stronger.

Date: September 3, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MDT
Location: Virtual Event
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