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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). / Cette illustration, créée aux Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) des États-Unis, révèle la morphologie des coronavirus. Notez les pics qui ornent la surface extérieure du virus, qui donnent l’apparence d’une couronne entourant le virion, lorsqu’on les observe au microscope électronique. Un nouveau coronavirus, appelé coronavirus 2 du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS-CoV-2), a été identifié comme la cause d’une épidémie de maladie respiratoire détectée pour la première fois à Wuhan, en Chine, en 2019. La maladie causée par ce virus a été nommée maladie à coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Speaking with One Voice on COVID-19

The federal government is entering a new phase of development for supports related to COVID-19. First phase efforts to contain the virus, secure connections between workers and their employers, and offer financial aid for people affected have been rolled out. The eyes of policy makers are starting to shift to the future. We need your help to make sure associations are included.

We are pleased to introduce a new tool – CSAE Digital Advocacy – that will allow you to send a letter directly to your Member of Parliament, and Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly.

Visit this page, enter your association information, and add your voice to the chorus that is advocating for association-specific support from the federal government.

CSAE continues to advocate in Ottawa via direct advocacy on these measures, but your participation will help to raise the volume on our recommendations. If you are facing a similar challenge, the CSAE Digital Advocacy tool is available at a favourable rate for all CSAE members to conduct their own advocacy campaigns. Please contact janice@csae.com for more information.

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