COVID-19 Resources for FMs
To assist the Facilities Management community during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing resources posted by the real estate, property and facility management industry.
This list is not intended for solicitation or inclusive in any means. It will be a place to share information on COVID-19 and support our community.
If you are aware of any other resource links, we would be pleased to share.
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Coronavirus Resource Pages for FMs
World Health Organization (WHO) - Working for better health for everyone, everywhere.
IFMA - International Facility Management Association
Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center
CoreNet Global - world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers
COVID-19 Resource Page
The Conference Board of Canada - independent, applied research organization in Canada.
COVID-19 Resource Page
The Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) - committed to elevating the facility management industry around the world.
Business Continuity Resources for FMs (Webinars, Resources, Links)
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Resources
JLL - global real estate services (buy, build, occupy and invest)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Real Estate
Public Health Ontario - PHO has developed the resources to support stakeholders.
ONPHA (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association) - Updates and analysis on the COVID-19 impact on the affordable housing sector.
HSC (Housing Services Corporation) - Social housing sector resources: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMO (Associations of Municipalities in Ontario) - Frequently asked questions from municipalities.
CCA (Canadian Construction Association) - CCA's COVID-19 standardized protocols for all Canadian construction sites outlining best practices for healthy and safe work-site operations. Check back for updated versions.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) - During the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, CCOHS continues to work remotely to help you with your workplace health and safety needs.
Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets - Pandemic guidance for higher-risk and essential occupations and industries.
Colliers International - Report on COVID-19: Implications for Canadian Real Estate
Ontario Ministry of Health
Construction site health and safety during COVID-19 - Find resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19.
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) - The Pandemic Guide For Real Estate Managers is available in English and Chinese (translation courtesy of IREM China Shanghai).
MNP - Strategies and tools to lead your company through the coronavirus crisis.
HASCO - Health & Safety awareness programs for Canada.
BOMA Canada - representing the Canadian commercial real estate industry.
WBE Canada - a Canadian non-profit organization, led by Corporate Members, that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Service (WSPS) - The WSPS team of health & safety experts have prepared a host of critical resources to help businesses & individuals through the pandemic.
Helpful Articles, Webcasts, Podcasts
Government of Canada - A guide to support a gradual, safe and sustainable easing of COVID-19 restrictions at federal worksites.
[Webinar] “COVID-19 Disinfection Strategies”
IFMA's Corporate Facilities Council presents. "What Every FM Should Know About COVID-19 - Lessons from the Front Line in the War Against Coronavirus."
[Webinar] “How to Build a Bio-Resilient Workplace Against COVID-19 - Hong Kong Chapter”
Learn how to use simple measures such as humidity control to have a dramatic impact on the spread of viruses and the importance of IEQ monitoring.
The Center for Active Design
[ARTICLE] "5 Ways to Optimize Buildings for COVID-19 Prevention"
ServiceChannel (Facilities Management Software Company)
[ARTICLE] "Managing in the Midst of Coronavirus: Advice for Facilities Management Teams"
Pinchin - one of Canada’s largest environmental, engineering, building science, and health & safety consulting firms.
REMI Network - The REMI Network is a leading news and information source servicing the real estate management industry.
Canadian Facility Management & Design by REMI Network
[WEBINAR] Key Strategies to Navigate through COVID-19 - Recording of July 14th webinar featuring our specialist panel as they discuss better ways to prepare and implement strategies that will help us migrate together through this significant transition period.
The Ontario Government has announced that it will move most businesses outside of the GTA and other excluded regions to Stage 3.
Learn how you can create a plan to help protect your workers and others from novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Toronto Region Board of Trade
The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation.
It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario.
Businesses are hoping to re-open their doors to employees and customers, but their buildings must be safe before they can be occupied. This new pandemic survival guide has been published for companies planning to open their facilities and resume operations.
A guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Download an overview of the steps needed to disinfect common touch points.
Here's a sample screening tool you can use when workers report to the site.
Steve Towers, Emergency Planning Specialist
Re-opening of business, in a potentially modified-form of operation, requires some forethought to maintaining basic business continuity principles of safety & reliability.
Excellence Canada has developed this checklist to help you reset, rebuild, and return to a safer and healthier workplace.
World Economic Forum
The New York Times
As lockdowns start to ease in many countries, so the tentative return to work begins, leaving people understandably concerned about how safe a space an office will be in the middle of a global pandemic.
CANADIAN CLUB Toronto
Canadian Club's expert panel discusses the challenges and opportunities in opening up post COVID-19, continuing to manage the risks, and what parts of our lives will need to be re-imagined as we integrate back into society.
The New Normal: Open for Business
Resources for Working Remotely
[Webinar] “Work from Home: The New Global Reality”
Listen to IFMA's panel of experts as they discuss the challenges of remote working and offer solutions on how to manage your facilities with a small staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
Part 1: WATCH NOW
Part 2: WATCH NOW
Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom's a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one.
Whether you work remotely all the time or you've been thrust into it recently, we have tips that will help you thrive.
Agile Work Evolutions
[CHECKLIST] "Work@Home Checklist for Employers"
While it’s not necessary to replicate the office setting, here’s how you can help your employees to set up a work@home
environment that is comfortable and functional – and supported with the right toolkit to ensure business continuity.
Check back regularly for updated resources.
Last updated: August 10, 2020
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