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ARA and Summer Conference prospects remain uncertain

April 28, 2020 ATA News Staff



ATA offices remain closed and next month Provincial Executive Council is scheduled to discuss options for holding the Annual Representative Assembly.


Provincial Executive Council will make decisions about the 2020 Annual Representative Assembly and Summer Conference at its May meeting, but extended public health restrictions on mass gatherings suggest in-person meetings will not be possible.

Plans were being made to hold the Annual Representative Assembly Aug. 15 and 16 in Calgary, but different options will now have to be considered. As a result of the postponement of ARA, the deadline for locals to vote on resolutions has been extended to May 15.

ATA offices in Edmonton and Calgary have been closed to the public since March 23, but most services for members continue with most employees working from home. Some employees remain at each location to provide essential on-site services such as caretaking and mail receipt.

The main switchboard is still operating. You can call the Association in Edmonton at 780-447-9400 or toll free at 1-800-232-7208; in Calgary at 403-265-2672 or toll free at 1-800-332-1280.

Meetings that are legislated or regulatory, such as Provincial Executive Council and discipline hearings, are continuing to take place using remote technology or social distancing. Some ATA committees are holding virtual meetings whereas others have suspended their meetings altogether. ❚


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