|Dear RPA Members and Students,
We are living in extraordinary times and we’re learning more about COVID-19 every day. The world has been impacted on an immense scale, changing daily life and the operations of many businesses, schools and offices. There is a great deal of uncertainty and we would like you to know that the health and well-being of our members, students, clients and associates is what matters most for RPA Canada.
Throughout the uncertainty, one thing we do know is small and medium sized business owners will be called upon to help lead in the recovery. Success will depend on staying connected with each other, our communities, and the resources we need. Here is the link to the most up to date information about COVID-19.
Here is the latest response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:
“We also know small businesses may struggle through this period of economic slowdown… We are in the enviable position of having significant fiscal firepower available to support you.”
As RPAs, our priority is to support our associates, clients and the business community, particularly in these uncertain times. We are moving forward in promoting the RPA designation, and training our members and students through Continued Professional Development (CPD). We just had a very successful webinar on Cyber Security which was well attended and shared many helpful tips to members on how to better protect themselves from cyber-attacks. We are aggressively connecting with community colleges in efforts to coordinate the launch of our dynamic ‘RPA Education 2020’ program.
Please do your best to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Remember to practice good hygiene, and connect with your health authority for advice if you experience symptoms associated with COVID-19.
We understand this is a highly dynamic and evolving situation. Our commitment to you is to keep you informed and provide you the professional support you need.
Zubair Choudhry, RPA, APA