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.

Technical Guidance re COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 Public Resources

ONPHA (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association) - Updates and analysis on the COVID-19 impact on the affordable housing sector.

COVID-19 Resource Page

HSC (Housing Services Corporation) - Social housing sector resources: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resource Page

AMO (Associations of Municipalities in Ontario) - Frequently asked questions from municipalities.

COVID-19 Resource Page

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.

COVID-19 Standardized Protocols

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

Download here

Ontario Ministry of Health 

Construction site health and safety during COVID-19Find resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19.

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplaceFind sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario.

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).

Pandemic Guides

MNP - Strategies and tools to lead your company through the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 Business Advice Centre

HASCO - Health & Safety awareness programs for Canada.

Coronavirus Training for Employees & Resources for Employers

BOMA Canada - representing the Canadian commercial real estate industry.

COVID-19 Resource Page

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.

COVID-19 Updates & Information For Businesses

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.

Quick Resources: For business still operating

Quick Resources: For businesses operating remotely

Quick Resources: For businesses preparing to reopen

Helpful Articles, Webcasts, Podcasts

Government of Canada - A guide to support a gradual, safe and sustainable easing of COVID-19 restrictions at federal worksites.

Guidebook for departments on easing of restrictions

[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.

[ARTICLE] "10 Things We've Learned About COVID-19 in Buildings"

REMI Network - The REMI Network is a leading news and information source servicing the real estate management industry. 

[ARTICLE] "COVID-19 incubates global adjustment 2021-22"

[ARTICLE] "HRAI survey reveals COVID-19 impacts on sector"

Canadian Facility Management & Design by REMI Network 

Trend Talk - various articles offering insights into industry topics as they impact FM

[ARTICLE] "Myth-Busting Coronavirus Deep Cleaning - Part One"

[ARTICLE] "Myth-Busting Coronavirus Deep Cleaning - Part Two"


[WEBINAR] Right to Refuse: Do Employees Have to Go Back?

[WEBINAR] Lessons from Past Pandemics, Part 3: Acting with Purpose

ErgoCentric, Prompta and AMFM Consulting 

[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.

[DOWNLOAD] Key Strategies to Navigate through COVID-19 - PDF of slide deck from presentation.

A Framework for Reopening our Province

The Ontario Government has announced that it will move most businesses outside of the GTA and other excluded regions to Stage 3.

Develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan

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

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.


IFMA Foundation Pandemic Manual

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.


Post-Pandemic Business Playbook

A guide for COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response


Disinfection of Touch Points

Download an overview of the steps needed to disinfect common touch points.

COVID-19 Screening Tool

Here's a sample screening tool you can use when workers report to the site.

Restaurants Canada

Navigating COVID-19: Updates and resources for foodservice operators

Guidance on In-Person Classroom Training During COVID-19

Steve Towers, Emergency Planning Specialist

[DOWNLOAD] COVID-19 Five Key Re-opening Questions

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

[DOWNLOAD] “Return To Work with Excellence Checklist”

Excellence Canada has developed this checklist to help you reset, rebuild, and return to a safer and healthier workplace.

World Economic Forum

[ARTICLE] “Don't believe the hype: offices are here to stay”

The New York Times

[ARTICLE] “C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices”

[ARTICLE] “The Pandemic May Mean the End of the Open-Floor Office”

BBC News

[ARTICLE] “Coronavirus: Will offices be safe for a return to work?”

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.


[WEBINAR] Reopening Canada: Planning for the Post-Pandemic Recovery​

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 2: ​WATCH NOW


[Article] “How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure”

Trolls. Prying bosses. Zoom's a great video chat platform, but a few simple steps also make it a safe one.


[Article] “Zapier's guide to working remotely”

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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