Every nation around the world is working to contain the current pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Canada, in between all countries, has reasonably effective plans toward this goal and as a Canadian institute, we are pleased by the actions that have been taken by different levels of our government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
This web page is prepared to provide useful FAQs and resources for ITD Canada faculty, staff, and students. It is updated regularly, following advice from provincial and federal health agencies.
In recent months, ITD Canada has transitioned to online learning and remote working for many of its faculty and staff. The college is now in the midst of a COVID-19 safety planning process to allow for a gradual resumption of programs and activities on campus, in accordance with the BC Restart Plan.
We are also excited to welcome our new and returning students. At the moment, ITD will primarily offer classes online with selected smaller classes conducted in-person and by prearranged setup only, adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements. As the safety of our staff, faculty, and students is our main priority, we will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality face-to-face instruction, where possible with prior arrangement, and state of the art remote instruction as the base of our education delivery at the moment. This blended model is designed because our priority remains the wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff while we can deliver high-quality education.
British Columbia’s coordinated response
Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. ITD continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider the next steps.
We encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada also has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.
We have created Protocols that meet the expectations of the B.C Post-Secondary COVID 19 Go-Forward Guidelines and the orders of the Provincial Health Officer that can be found in the latest version of our handbook available here.