October 23-25, 2023, Calgary, Alberta, BMO Center

Health & Safety

Health and Safety at Electricity Transformation Canada

As of September 15, 2021

The Ontario Government recently announced that, effective September 22, 2021, proof of full vaccination with photo ID will be required from all attendees to access conference/convention centres as well as certain other public settings and facilities. Current indoor mask policies (outlined below) remain in place.

Be assured that your health and safety are a top priority for this event. Our commitment to providing a safe conference environment to meet in will include, but not be limited to, the following safety protocols and best practices: 

Prior to the Conference

Do your part before you arrive to help us maintain a safe environment:

  • If you feel sick, experiencing any symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19, please do not come to the conference.
  • Bring your vaccination receipt (paper or electronic) with you as proof of full vaccination (meaning that you have received your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or a combination of vaccines, approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to the conference) which will be mandatory to access the conference.
  • The only exemption is for anyone with a medical reason for non-vaccination. Individuals with a medical reason for non-vaccination will be required to show a doctor’s note indicating they have a medical reason for not being vaccinated and a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event.
  • Please bring your own fabric face mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin with straps that either tie behind your neck and head or go over your ears. Bandanas, gaiters, scarves or other forms of face coverings are not considered acceptable masks, though accommodations will be provided for individuals who have a medical reason for being able to wear a fabric face mask.
  • American and International participants, please review the Canadian Government’s website for applicable travel/entry guidelines. Additional information is available here (scroll down to Exit & Entry Requirements). Info on the ArriveCAN app is available here.

Arrival at the Conference

  • Upon arrival at the Convention Centre, there will be a screening check point for attendees, exhibitors, suppliers and staff to provide proof of full vaccination to access the conference. Proof can be offered from a mobile device or with a paper copy of a vaccination receipt and photo ID. 
  • A face mask must be worn at all times in the Convention Centre. Should you forget your own face mask a one-time use mask will be provided.
  • 6 feet of social distancing is recommended wherever possible.

During the Conference

  • Your mask must be worn at all times, except when you are seated to eat or drink.
  • 6 feet of social distancing is recommended wherever possible.
  • Hand sanitizer will be accessible to all in attendance.
  • Onsite signage will provide reminders of safety protocols in place.
  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces. These surfaces include but are not limited to counters, desks, elevators and elevator buttons, door handles, public washrooms, ATMs, escalator and stair handrails, push plates, handrails, ramps, telephones, point of sale terminals, tables and chairs. These areas will be disinfected using products approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

If you have any questions, concerns or require accommodation, please contact ops@electricitytransformation.ca.

This policy (and the procedures described in it) is subject to change, based on evolving public health guidelines and the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will communicate any changes that are made to this policy.

Additional Resources

Ontario’s Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate 

Fairmont Royal York Hotel Health and Safety

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Downtown Health and Safety

ArriveCAN app

Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy for Electricity Transformation Canada Exhibition & Conference

All participants (including without limitation, Hannover Fairs Staff, the Canadian Renewable Energy Association staff, members, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, or any of their guests or other attendees) at the Electricity Transformation Canada Exhibition & Conference are required to comply with this policy. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and respectful environment for everyone.

The ETC JV is dedicated to providing a discrimination- and harassment-free event experience at its events for everyone, regardless of ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, record of offences, marital status, family status, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race or ethnicity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment by event participants or our staff on any of these grounds, in any form.

Harassment includes, without limitation, (a) offensive verbal comments related to ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, record of offences, marital status, family status, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or ethnicity, (b)posting sexual images in public spaces, and (c) deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Sexual language or imagery is not appropriate in connection with any ETC JV event, including in talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Reporting an Incident

If you are being discriminated against or harassed, or notice that someone else is being discriminated against or harassed, contrary to this policy, or you have any similar or related concerns, please contact an ETC JV staff member and report it, immediately. Staff can be identified by the official show management badge. All complaints will be treated seriously.

Disciplinary Action

Participants who are asked by staff to stop any discriminatory or harassing behaviour are expected to immediately comply.

All reports of discrimination and harassment will be directed immediately to the ETC JV leadership team who may consult with and engage other ETC JV staff, leaders, and legal counsel as appropriate. Event security and/or local law enforcement may be involved, as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.

Event participants violating the above rules may be, among other things, (1) sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund, and (2) prohibited from attending any future ETC JV events, as determined by ETC JV inits sole discretion.

Groupement d’entreprises Transition électrique Canada (GETEC)

Politique concernant la discrimination et le harcèlement pour la conférence et salon professionnel Transition électrique Canada

Tous les participants (y compris, sans restriction, le personnel de Hannover Fairs, le personnel et les membres de l’Association canadienne de l’énergie renouvelable, les conférenciers, les commanditaires, les exposants, les visiteurs, les bénévoles et tous les autres invités et participants) se doivent de respecter cette politique. Nous exigeons leur entière collaboration pour assurer à tous un environnement sécuritaire et respectueux. 

Le GETEC est déterminé à offrir des événements exempts de discrimination et de harcèlement pour tous les participants, sans égard à l’origine, au lieu de naissance, à la couleur de la peau, à l’origine ethnique, à la citoyenneté, aux croyances, aux antécédents judiciaires, à l’état matrimonial, à l’état de famille, au genre, à l’identité de genre sous toutes ses expressions, à l’âge, au sexe, à l’orientation sexuelle, à une invalidité, à l’apparence physique, à la race ou à l’ethnicité. Nous ne tolérerons la discrimination ou le harcèlement de la part de participants ou de notre personnel sous aucun de ces motifs, quelle qu’en soit la forme. 

Le harcèlement peut prendre les formes suivantes, sans s’y limiter : (a) les commentaires verbaux offensants concernant l’origine, la couleur de la peau, l’origine ethnique, la citoyenneté, les croyances, les antécédents judiciaires, l’état matrimonial, l’état de famille, le genre, l’identité de genre sous toutes ses expressions, l’âge, le sexe, l’orientation sexuelle, une invalidité, l’apparence physique, la race ou l’ethnicité; (b) la publication d’images à caractère sexuel dans l’espace public; et (c) l’intimidation volontaire, la traque furtive, le fait de suivre une personne, les photographies ou les enregistrements harcelants, la perturbation répétée de conférences ou d’autres événements, les contacts physiques inappropriés et les avances sexuelles non désirées. Sont également inappropriés le langage ou les images à caractère sexuel liés à GETEC, relativement à ses événements, comme ses conférences, ses ateliers ou ses célébrations, ou sur Twitter ou tout autre média social. 

Signaler un incident

Si vous êtes victime de discrimination ou de harcèlement contraire à cette politique, êtes témoin d’un comportement de cette nature, ou avez des préoccupations à ce sujet, signalez-le immédiatement à un membre du personnel de GETEC, qui en porte l’insigne officiel. Les membres du personnel peuvent être identifiés par le badge officiel de gestion de l'événement. Toutes les plaintes seront prises au sérieux. 

Mesure disciplinaire

Les participants auxquels GETEC demande de cesser un comportement discriminatoire ou harcelant doivent le faire sur-le-champ. 

Tout signalement de discrimination ou de harcèlement sera aussitôt transmis à l’équipe de direction de GETEC, qui consultera au besoin des membres du personnel, de la haute direction de GETEC ou de son équipe juridique. Selon les circonstances, l’équipe de sécurité de l’événement, de même que la police locale, pourrait être appelée à intervenir. 

Les participants aux événements de GETEC violant les règles énoncées ci-dessus seront, entre autres : (1) sanctionnés ou expulsés de l’événement sans remboursement; et (2) frappés d’une interdiction de participer aux événements futurs de GETEC. Le choix des mesures prises sera à la seule discrétion de GETEC.