Keeping our employees and partners safe during #COVID19

Waterloo, ON, March 13, 2020 – The safety and health of our staff and partners is our top priority. MEDA has been closely monitoring the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak, with regular risk assessments and tiered response plans. As the situation has rapidly evolved our Security Management Committee has recommended the following: MEDA will adopt a work from home preferred (WFH-P) protocol for North American offices and a work from home optional (WFH-O) protocol for our country project offices.

Both of these protocols take effect March 16, 2020.

This is a challenging time and is unprecedented in our organizational history. But this is not the first crisis MEDA has faced, and it won’t be the last.

During times like this, the MEDA team is resilient and innovative. This is the right decision to protect the health and well-being of everyone at MEDA – and the wider communities we live in.

We have some excellent resources available for staff and their families, and we encourage staff to reach out to the Human Capital team for support and guidance for accessing resources, and for information about both MEDA and government provided leaves and sick days.

Event Cancellations:

  • MEDA Innovate has made the decision to cancel their upcoming event in Ottawa. Please read here for additional information.
  • Network Hubs are encouraged to consider local recommendations for canceling their events. If proceeding as planned, we advise following best practices for hand-washing and disinfecting.

We will continue to provide updates and further information as appropriate.

Dorothy Nyambi
President & CEO

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  • MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates)

    MEDA is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. We work in agri-food market systems, focusing primarily on women and youth in rural communities in the Global South. Our success is measured by income, improved processes, increased knowledge, and the creation of decent work.

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