EC’s key actions this week:

  • Finalized a social media campaign that will launch on June 15, 2020, to increase pressure on government for immediate COVID-19 relief programs for those equine businesses that need it most.
  • Shared EC’s report to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food from June 5, 2020, which was presented in partnership with Cheval Québec. View the recording here (starts at approx. 14:06).
  • Hosted the June 2020 EC National Equine Disease and Welfare Surveillance Call, which featured important information from Equine Guelph students on COVID-19 pandemic resources, including return to competition and equine facility biosecurity resources. The presentation can be found here.
  • Continued to work on our return to competition needs and the development of materials to support competition organizers as provinces/territories reopen.

Additionally, EC would like to remind the community that as provinces/territories reopen, Learn to Ride programs and evaluations will be able to restart if permissible by regional and provincial health authorities. Please contact your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization for information about program status in your area.

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EC is making every effort to ensure continuous, thorough and up-to-date communication concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. EC’s complete statement on COVID-19, including regular updates, can be found on our website here. For a list of important COVID-19 resources, visit our COVID-19 Resources page. Want to help save Canadian working horses? Visit our COVID-19 Response page.