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.
Please submit via https://www.amfmconsulting.com/contact
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.
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).
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
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] Keeping It Together - PDF of slide deck from presentation.
Government of Canada - A guide to support a gradual, safe and sustainable easing of COVID-19 restrictions at federal worksites.
[Webinar] “Lessons from the Front Line in the War Against Coronavirus”
IFMA's Corporate Facilities Council presents. "What Every FM Should Know About COVID-19 - Lessons from the Front Line in the War Against Coronavirus."
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
[Podcast] “Workplace Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
The COVID-19 global pandemic has created new challenges for workplaces and workplace inspections are changing to adapt to the new reality and the risk posed to workers. Amy Campbell, Health and Safety Program Manager at CCOHS, discusses how workplace inspections have changed during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Service (WSPS) - The WSPS team of health & safety experts have prepared a free series of webinars, Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework Webinars - featuring recommendations specifically for various sectors:
Pinchin - one of Canada’s largest environmental, engineering, building science, and health & safety consulting firms.
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"
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
Britacan - Learn how technology provides access to information that reduces employee anxiety and enhances their wellbeing in the workplace under COVID-19 guidelines.
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
Understand what you can do to safely reopen your workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
You can download and print all these signs for free and use them as you need.
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.