COVID-19 Resources

Club Teams Guideline Documents
Climbing Facilities Guidance Documents
Marketing Tools

For questions or comments, please contact Christiane Marceau, Executive Director, at ed@climbingcanada.ca 


CLUB TEAMS GUIDELINE DOCUMENTS

  1. CEC Return to Climb Guidelines – Supporting Athletes and Coaches in their Return to Training plan
  2. Club Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool

CLIMBING FACILITIES GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

  1. The CEC COVID-19 Guidance Document: Suggestions, Tools, and Considerations Aimed to Assist Climbing Gyms Mitigate Potential Risks in the era of COVID-19 (pdf)
  2. Fillable Worksheet (.doc)
  3. CWA Reopening Guidance (web)

MARKETING TOOLS

The CEC has produced a marketing kit to support climbing gyms in educating their clientele. 


LOBBYING

The CEC and the PSOs have sign an open letter of support for the climbing industry. When lobbying to provincial government and public health authorities, climbing gym owners should add this letter to their package. This will provide a national voice to their lobbying campaign. We are always stronger together, and government respond better when local efforts are supported by recognized Provincial and National Sport Organizations.


ABOUT THE TASK FORCE

The National Pandemic-Response Task Force has agreed on two mandates:

Lobbying & Marketing

Objectives:

  • Empower gym owners to lobby on behalf of the national and provincial sport organizations by providing them with a letter to support their outreach.
  • Echo the gym owners request to government by utilizing the CEC political network.
  • Message the climbing community about the efforts currently in place.
  • Offer marketing tools to gym owners in an effort to reduce their costs to implement proper education in their facilities.

Guidelines & Resources

Objectives:

  • Review guidelines provided by local health authorities and government (municipal, provincial and federal).
  • Review resources shared by National Climbing Federations.
  • Develop a Guidance Document and tools to help gym owners navigate through the many recommendations and guidelines, while providing flexibility for provincial and local adaptations.
  • Offer clear suggestions on how to implement guidelines into the climbing facilities, should gym owners be looking for additional support.

Meeting Minutes

2020-04-17 COVID-19 Task Force Meeting Minutes
2020-04-17 Slides
2020-05-01 National Pandemic-Response Task Force Meeting Minutes
2020-05-08 National Pandemic-Response Task Force Meeting Minutes

Community Updates

2020-04-27 Update #1
2020-05-12 Update #2
2020-05-16 Update #3
2020-05-24 Update #4

Members of National Pandemic-Response Task Force

  • Adam Morgan – Fredericton Bouldering Co-op – Fredericton, NB
  • Andrew Coffey – The Hive – Vancouver, BC
  • Alexandra Wojcicki – CWA Representative – USA
  • Christiane Marceau – CEC lead – Ottawa, ON
  • Davis Barton – OCF Representative – Kingston, ON
  • Gabriel D’amour – DÉLIRE – Beauport, QC
  • Jean-François M. Carrier – Le Crux – Boisbriand, QC
  • Jean-Marc De La Plante – Allez up – Montréal, QC
  • Jordan Mackay – Regina Climbing Centre – Regina, SK
  • Kenneth Cronin – Crag X & CWA – Victoria, BC
  • Kori Cuthbert – The Hive – Winnipeg, MB
  • Lauren Watson – Ground Up Climbing – Squamish, BC
  • Mathieu Des Rochers – FQME Representative – Montreal, QC
  • Matthew Languay – Basecamp Climbing – Toronto, ON
  • Michelle Ang – Subject matter expert (Ontario Health) – Toronto, ON
  • Olivier Birot – Subject matter expert (York University) – Toronto, ON
  • Philip Ainslie – Subject matter expert (UBC) – Vancouver, BC
  • Regan Kennedy – ACA Representative – Calgary, AB
  • Silvia McBurney – BOULDERZ Climbing Centre – Toronto, ON
  • Stephen Cheung – Subject matter expert (Brock University) – Toronto, ON
  • Terry Spurrell – SCBC representative – Vancouver, BC

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Two Canadians are participating in this week's IFSC World Cup (B,L) in Innsbruck, Austria - brothers Oscar and Victor Baudrand. Victor qualified (24th) to the lead semi-finale to take place tomorrow!!

Let's get to know more about Victor! A Utah resident, a citizen of KanadaSouth, a true connoisseur of French pastries? The titles go on for days. Read about how his mindset of “low gear” and a move to France in 2021 are helping propel Victor to the next level. Article by @dadley_can

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Deux Canadiens participent cette semaine à la Coupe du monde IFSC (B, L) à Innsbruck, en Autriche - les frères Oscar et Victor Baudrand. Victor s'est qualifié (24e) pour la demi-finale difficulté qui aura lieu demain!!

Faisons connaissance avec Victor! Un habitant de l'Utah, un citoyen de KanadaSouth, un vrai connaisseur de pâtisseries françaises ? Les titres se succèdent sans fin. Découvrez comment son état d'esprit de « basse vitesse » et son déménagement en France en 2021 aident à propulser Victor au niveau supérieur. 

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Two Canadians are participating in this week's IFSC World Cup (B,L) in Innsbruck, Austria - brothers Oscar and Victor Baudrand. Victor qualified (24th) to the lead semi-finale to take place tomorrow!!

Let's get to know more about Victor! A Utah resident, a citizen of KanadaSouth, a true connoisseur of French pastries? The titles go on for days. Read about how his mindset of “low gear” and a move to France in 2021 are helping propel Victor to the next level. Article by @dadley_can

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📸@melanie.marier

Deux Canadiens participent cette semaine à la Coupe du monde IFSC (B, L) à Innsbruck, en Autriche - les frères Oscar et Victor Baudrand. Victor s'est qualifié (24e) pour la demi-finale difficulté qui aura lieu demain!!

Faisons connaissance avec Victor! Un habitant de l'Utah, un citoyen de KanadaSouth, un vrai connaisseur de pâtisseries françaises ? Les titres se succèdent sans fin. Découvrez comment son état d'esprit de « basse vitesse » et son déménagement en France en 2021 aident à propulser Victor au niveau supérieur.

@arcteryx @ifsclimbing
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In honor of National Indigenous People Day, the CEC Inclusion and Diversity Committee invites you to add a Land Acknowledgement to your opening address of any events and programs. Check this template to help you create your meaningful script.

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En l'honneur de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, le Comité Inclusion et Diversité de CEC vous invite à ajouter une Reconnaissance du Territoire à vos discours d'ouverture de tous vos événements et programmes. Consultez ce modèle pour vous aider à créer votre script significatif.

In honor of National Indigenous People Day, the CEC Inclusion and Diversity Committee invites you to add a Land Acknowledgement to your opening address of any events and programs. Check this template to help you create your meaningful script.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

En l'honneur de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, le Comité Inclusion et Diversité de CEC vous invite à ajouter une Reconnaissance du Territoire à vos discours d'ouverture de tous vos événements et programmes. Consultez ce modèle pour vous aider à créer votre script significatif.
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CEC has launched this week its first Para-Climbing Committee. The committee will work to establish a para-climbing program in Canada.

Curious about Para-Climbing? Education resources has been put together by the committee, and more is to follow. 
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/paraclimbing-program/

In the meantime, check out the @usaclimbing Para-Climbing Nationals this weekend! There will be livestream on Sunday.

One of the participants, Connor Gearey, is a dual USA/CAN citizen. Read about Connor on this bio by @dadley_can and cheer on Connor on Sunday!
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/connors-road-to-nationals/

CEC has launched this week its first Para-Climbing Committee. The committee will work to establish a para-climbing program in Canada.

Curious about Para-Climbing? Education resources has been put together by the committee, and more is to follow.
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/paraclimbing-program/

In the meantime, check out the @usaclimbing Para-Climbing Nationals this weekend! There will be livestream on Sunday.

One of the participants, Connor Gearey, is a dual USA/CAN citizen. Read about Connor on this bio by @dadley_can and cheer on Connor on Sunday!
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/connors-road-to-nationals/
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