SRDC's COVID-19 response (Updated April 9, 2020) - SRDC

SRDC’s COVID-19 response (Updated April 9, 2020)

April 9, 2020


SRDC continues to support our partners, clients, and communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Dear colleagues and friends,

It has been just one month since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. While these are unprecedented times with much uncertainty, the response of Canadians in recent weeks offers hope and much to be inspired by. SRDC staff wishes to express our deepest gratitude to all those in our communities who keep us safe from first responders to other essential service workers. We also wish to offer our continued support to our partners, clients, and communities. SRDC remains fully operational and is here to help.

Over the past few weeks, we have introduced a number of important measures in response to COVID-19 to keep our employees safe and do our part in reducing risks of community transmission while expanding our ability to serve our partners and clients. All SRDC staff are currently working remotely with a number of supports to ensure they are fully equipped. While SRDC has always had a strong capacity for conducting remote and online research and evaluation, we have made significant upgrades to our network and infrastructure to further build this capacity. We have also grown and diversified our staffing substantially in recent months to make available a contingent of over 60 staff and research fellows to support work across more than two dozen policy and program areas. I am proud of our team’s unwavering commitment to our mission and our work and their success is a great testament to everyone’s resilience and adaptability.

To our partners, clients, and other community stakeholders: we are deeply grateful for the efforts you have made to continue with your much needed work in support of Canadians during this challenging time. SRDC will continue to do its part and support your efforts both through our ongoing projects and through new collaborations wherever we may be able to help. In addition to research and evaluation design, SRDC has unique experience among evaluators in monitoring and adapting service delivery models for new contexts. We can also support your efforts to make a difference for participants in these difficult times including creative avenues to reach, engage, and support your client base. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Stay healthy and connected,

David Gyarmati
SRDC President and CEO

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