Fire update #7: Top three floors will reopen by end of October

Now that the cleanup and repairs from June’s fire have hit some key milestones, we wanted to provide an update. While we initially hoped for a potential re-entry to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the main building toward the end of August or early September, the repairs are more significant than we originally … Continue reading Fire update #7: Top three floors will reopen by end of October

Update #6: Access to the main building restricted until further notice

Given the cleanup and repairs that are required following the fire in June, the main building at 774 Echo Drive is now deemed an active construction zone.  As a result of escalating work, the number of contractors onsite, and the fact that we have entered a phase that impacts all floors, we are going to … Continue reading Update #6: Access to the main building restricted until further notice

Update #5: Fire in the main building and planning for external meetings

Before we head into the long weekend, we wanted to take a moment to update you on the status of the repairs to the building and a timeline for when we expect to be able to host meetings onsite again.  No external meetings onsite until January 1, 2023   Due to the extensive repairs required (particularly … Continue reading Update #5: Fire in the main building and planning for external meetings

Update #3: Details on impact and cleanup efforts

This morning Susan, as well as several members of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), toured the building and connected with onsite cleaning and restoration staff to get a clearer idea of where things currently stand.  At this point in time, this is what we know.   Building to remain closed week of June 20-24 To ensure … Continue reading Update #3: Details on impact and cleanup efforts

Update re: fire in the Main Building and onsite access

We want to provide an update re: the fire that happened in the Main Building of the Royal College headquarters (774 Echo Drive), including information about building access, cleanup efforts and impact to services. Building access: We continue to encourage everyone who can work remotely to do so; the main building is closed for the … Continue reading Update re: fire in the Main Building and onsite access

Royal College Main Building (774 Echo Drive) closed June 13 & 14

Our Main building (774 Echo) experienced a small fire on Friday, June 10 at around 9 p.m. ET, which caused some limited damage. The fire, which originated behind the Council room, was quickly extinguished by our sprinkler system. Ottawa Fire Services also came to investigate. We are very grateful that no one was onsite when … Continue reading Royal College Main Building (774 Echo Drive) closed June 13 & 14

Response to weekend storms and access to headquarters

Following this storms this past weekend and the sustained power outages affecting many households in Ontario and Quebec, the Royal College recognizes that many households are still without power. We would like to invite any staff who were affected to make use of our headquarters, which have not been impacted by the power outages. Access … Continue reading Response to weekend storms and access to headquarters

Welcome to the Royal College’s crisis site

This site is part of our broader strategy to communicate with staff, volunteers and media during a crisis situation.   If a crisis occurs, and our main website and email servers are down, it will be activated to ensure staff and volunteers kept informed.  In addition to this site, please check the following communications channels: Twitter.com/royal_college … Continue reading Welcome to the Royal College’s crisis site