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5Jun

REMARKS DELIVERED BY JIM FACETTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CANADA’S ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS TO THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. 

OTTAWA (June 5, 2020) – Madame, Mr. Chair thank you for the opportunity today. These are difficult times on everyone, we are all feeling some form of pain. I can only imagine the chall... Read More

5Jun

ONTARIO ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS READY TO REOPEN: PUBLIC HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS ARE FRONT AND CENTER IN INDUSTRY RE-OPENING PLANS

OTTAWA (June 5, 2020) – Today at the Ontario Legislature finance committee hearings via ZOOM looking into the impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector, CAZA Executive Director Jim Fac... Read More

29May

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME

OTTAWA (May 29, 2020) By Jim Facette, Executive Director, CAZA As we approach the 10/11-week mark of Canada’s lock down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is hope. We read about ac... Read More

29May

MAY SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

OTTAWA (May 29, 2020) – Our third monthly survey has revealed two very interesting facts about Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums, first is the importance Canada’s COVID-19 ... Read More

27May

CANADA’S 30 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUM MAKE USE OF CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN

OTTAWA (May 27, 2020) – “Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums are making good use of the federal programs contained within the Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan,” said ... Read More

13May

ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS PROVIDE SHOVEL READY PROJECTS: CANADA’S 30 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS LAY OUT PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA FOR MINISTER MCKENNA

OTTAWA (May 13, 2020) – “In mid-April we committed to collecting shovel ready projects at Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums, yesterday we submitted over 30 projects to the ... Read More

11May

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: SET TO REOPEN, ASSINIBOINE PARK TAKES ON NEW BEAST

WINNIPEG (May 11, 2020) – Winnipeg Free Press story by Ben Waldman. It’s been a wild few months for the Assiniboine Park Zoo. At the beginning of March, the Winnipeg zoo (founded in ... Read More

8May

NARCITY: TORONTO ZOO & RIPLEY’S RE-OPENING PLAN INVOLVES USING GOOGLE MAPS FOR VISITOR DISTANCING

TORONTO (May 8, 2020) – Narcity story by Tom Nightingale. If you’re like us right now, you’re probably waiting pretty impatiently for attractions to be able to re-open agai... Read More

7May

CANADA’S 30 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS HAVE RE-OPENING PLANS

OTTAWA (May 7, 2020) – “As governments across Canada begin to evaluate what can be opened and under what conditions, Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums are eager to share ho... Read More

7May

LETTER TO PROVINCIAL MINISTERS OF TOURISM: CANADA’S ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS EAGER TO SHARE REOPENING PLANS

OTTAWA (May 7, 2020) – Dear Minister, Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums across Canada came together last week to share plans on how they will contribute to the safe reopening... Read More

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