CultureWorks COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Effective: September 7th, 2021

Important health and safety measures to protect CultureWorks students and staff members

To support the continued health and safety of all of our students and employees, and in accordance with the instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, CultureWorks has developed the following COVID-19 Vaccination Policy effective on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

This policy applies to all CultureWorks students and employees (faculty staff, full-time and part-time employees, contractors) and volunteers who attend indoor instructional spaces on campus or who visit CultureWorks offices for any reason. The OCMOH directive requires CultureWorks as a “Covered Organization” to implement these precautions and procedures. It also requires us to collect, maintain and disclose (in non-identifiable personnel form) information as outlined in this policy document to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU).  

CultureWorks COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all CultureWorks students, employees and visitors involved in any in-person activities on campus or at CultureWorks offices, with the rare exception of those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to permitted exemptions (medical and other protected grounds under the Human Rights Code). 

  • Individuals who were vaccinated in Ontario can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal.

You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Immunization proof is to be forwarded to immunproof@cultureworkstheschool.com

  • Individuals who are unvaccinated due to permitted exemptions, will be required to:
    • undergo rapid antigen screening testing twice per week.
      These tests must be a minimum of 72 hours apart and must be administered by an approved third-party licensed pharmacist/practitioner approved by CultureWorks, who shall administer the test and submit the testing results directly to CultureWorks. CultureWorks will not accept self-administered test results.
      CultureWorks will not be reimbursing the cost of these tests and it will be the individual’s responsibility to arrange and forward, within 2 days, results of tests to immunproof@cultureworkstheschool.com. Initial test results must be submitted 7 days prior to entry to our on-campus locations.
    • attend an information session on COVID-19 vaccines, and show proof of attendance.
  • Individuals who decline vaccination for reasons other than permitted exceptions, will be required to:
    • undergo rapid antigen screening testing twice per week.
      These tests must be a minimum of 72 hours apart and must be administered by an approved third-party licensed pharmacist/practitioner approved by CultureWorks, who shall administer the test and submit the testing results directly to CultureWorks. CultureWorks will not accept self-administered test results.
      CultureWorks will not be reimbursing the cost of these tests and it will be the individual’s responsibility to arrange and forward, within 2 days, results of tests to immunproof@cultureworkstheschool.com. Initial test results must be submitted 7 days prior to entry to our on-campus locations.
    • attend an information session on COVID-19 vaccines, and show proof of attendance.

Together, we will ensure a safer learning environment and workplace

The CultureWorks COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is designed to support the health and safety measures in place at our offices, and at our on-campus locations at Carleton University, Brescia University College and King’s University College.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the most effective measure we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect all members of our community. Rapid testing protocols are not preventive, and should not be considered as a replacement for immunization – rapid testing should only be used in instances where vaccination is not possible.

We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of our students and staff members.  Together, we can help to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment and workplace.