Vaccination Policy for the 2021 Tourism Congress

Vaccination Policy 

As the National Voice of the Visitor Economy and Champion of the Industry, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) is committed to the health and safety of Canadians and travellers. The recovery path for tourism will depend on the epidemiological control of the virus and the national and international economic recovery.   

Based on scientific evidence, to date, the covid vaccine has proven to be the most effective tool in the fight against the spread of the virus, reduction on the strain on Canada’s Health Care System and prevention of lockdowns. 

To aid the recovery of our industry, TIAC stands with our members in their effort to implement and support a fully vaccinated environment in their businesses for the health and safety of their guests and employees. 

As we work towards industry recovery, TIAC supports all reasonable measures, including government initiatives around proof of vaccination passports and certifications. 

As of September 22, 2021, the Ontario Provincial Government introduced measures requiring all delegates attending meetings and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. 

TIAC’s Annual Tourism Congress, taking place November 30 and December 1, 2021, will adhere to provincial regulations and require all delegates to be fully vaccinated 14 days before attending the in-person component of the event. All delegates will be required to show proof of vaccination in line with provincial regulations.   

A mask or face covering in manner that covers the mouth, nose and chin must be worn at all times.  Mask or face covering may be removed while seated to eat or drink. Should you forget your own face covering a one-time use mask will be provided. 

As the 2021 TIAC Tourism Congress will also be delivered online, there are no restrictions on attendance for virtual delegates.