In light of the growing outbreak of COVID-19, CANS is taking proactive measures to reduce the spread of the virus in our area. Out of an abundance of caution – CANS offices (Burnside and Sydney) closed today, Monday, March 16, 2020, at 12:00 PM (noon).

Safety is of the utmost importance to CANS. Our goal is to maintain a safe environment for both CANS staff, members and visitors to our office. We have been monitoring the outbreak for some time and have prepared as best we can to work remotely. That said, this global pandemic marks new territory for all of us. Please understand that there may be delays in CANS services during this time, but we are doing all that we can to keep any issues to a minimum.

How will this impact CANS Services?

During this time, CANS office — including access to CANS Business Centre — will remain closed to all CANS staff, members and guests. Please note that CANS staff WILL be working remotely and all digital services (ie: tender library) will remain active.

CANS Education courses planned for this time period are postponed until a later date. Registered learners will be contacted by CANS staff with next steps. In the meantime, if you have any questions related to the affected courses, please contact, Chantal Arsenault, Manager, Education & Training Development at (902) 817-6246.

CANS printing services, Commissioner of Oaths Services, as well as CCDC & CCA Document sales will be suspended as of noon, Monday, March 16, 2020. New orders made after this time will be printed pending the reopening of CANS offices. For further questions or assistance, please contact, Lesley Whynot, Manager, Projects and Information Services at (902) 880-6046.

Where can I find updates as the situation progresses?

For the time being, our office will remain closed until at least Monday, March 23, 2020, at which point we will be reevaluating the situation. Any extension to this closure will communicated before the end of that business day via CANS website and social media networks (Twitter & LinkedIn)

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s most up-to-date information related to the outbreak: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/