COVID-19 Updates from the Canadian Kennel Club
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) continues to closely monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, in consultation with public health professionals. CKC encourages the CKC community to exercise caution and follow government directives to stay safe and healthy, and to minimize risk.
Note: CKC’s head office is closed to staff and visitors until further notice.
Please read the news items below to learn more about the steps CKC is taking during this ongoing, evolving pandemic.
Recent CKC News Items:
CKC Event Cancellations/Postponements:
For a list of upcoming events in your area that have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, see our Upcoming Event Cancellations
list (updated daily)
The decision to cancel or postpone an event
is at the sole discretion of the event-giving club. This decision should be made following government and public health official guidelines and restrictions to maximize the health and safety of volunteers, staff and event participants.
If your club has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone an event due to the pandemic please contact CKC via firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "Shows & Trials - Event Status".
For clubs struggling with this difficult decision, be sure to review our recent update
on provincial guidelines and other important information.
For a full list of cancelled or postponed between March 21st – July 1st, 2020 please reference our Cancelled/Postponed Events list.
Government Health Guidelines & Resources:
We continue to advise all staff, dog event participants and attendees to follow the guidelines provided by the municipal, provincial and federal governments and health authorities. These include:
- diligent personal hygiene and respiratory practices to stay healthy
- social distancing
- adherence to COVID-19-related travel advisories/restrictions
For timely and accurate information concerning COVID-19 and how your local community or province may be affected, we encourage you to utilize the following links:
Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization
University of Guelph
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association