Empire Club of Canada Postpones 2019-2020 Season to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19
The Empire Club of Canada has made the very difficult decision to postpone its season until further notice. We have been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and it has become apparent that the most responsible thing we can do to prevent further spread of the virus is to immediately postpone all of our in-person events.
Providing our members and guests with a high-quality experience has always been a top priority for us. Because, in this current climate we can no longer guarantee that we can provide that experience in a way that does not potentially compromise public health and safety, any tickets purchased for upcoming events will be automatically refunded within 24 hours. We are also looking into actions that ensure that our members are not penalized for this suspension. In the coming days, we will be in communication with our members to outline the steps we are taking to ensure that they will continue to receive full value for being members.
Over the course of our 116-year history, the Empire Club has been at the forefront of major national and global events to promote public discourse and to capture these events for public record. Because of our rich history, Empire Club is no stranger to finding creative ways to tackle the issues that matter most to Canadians during difficult times. We have every intention of continuing to do that work and will be looking for opportunities to continue hosting conversations that matter on alternative platforms.
Ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers and guests remains our highest priority, so we will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 in Toronto and will resume our season when we are confident that we can once again meet those standards. We look forward to making that announcement at the appropriate time.
We want to thank our members, guests, speakers and sponsors for their support. We’d also like to thank our public health officials for their tireless work and highlight important resources provided by Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health:
For updates, please visit: www.empireclubofcanada.com
For questions, please contact Jehan Karsan, Executive Director of the Empire Club of Canada, at 416-364-2878 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org