Accelerator Centre COVID-19 Update

All AC staff to work from home; client access to AC buildings remains.

March 14, 2020

Given the recent progression and pandemic classification of COVID-19, the Accelerator Centre, such as many local organizations, has implemented a modified operational plan to continue business as (mostly) usual, while keeping the wellbeing of our clients, partners, staff, mentors, and community members top of mind.

Innovation is our motivation and we feel strongly about continuing to provide AC clients with world-class programming to enable them to grow their companies to scale. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada. But to remain diligent, our Headquarters, TD Sustainable Future Lab and Advanced Hardware Manufacturing Lab will remain open with the following preventive measures in place.

Effective immediately:

  • All Accelerator Centre employees will work from home until further notice
  • Clients and tenants are encouraged to work from home where possible, but will have continued access to their building(s)
  • All meetings will be conducted remotely, including ongoing client/mentor and specialist meetings
  • All events, tours, delegation visits, workshops, lunch and learns, and external meetings scheduled to take place at the AC are cancelled until further notice
  • No one is permitted inside AC office space who has travelled out of the country prior to a 14-day self-quarantine, as indicated by Region of Waterloo Public Health

“We strongly feel that we have a responsibility to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to all community members,” says Accelerator Centre CEO Paul Salvini. “We will continue to implement increased safety measures as needed by closely monitoring the current status and upcoming projections on the effects of the virus.”

Clients and tenants are encouraged to email your programs and client event coordinator in the event of any questions regarding our temporary protocols.

The AC team remains dedicated to the wellbeing and success of all of our clients. We encourage you to visit Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care or the Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services for more information and updates.

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