A Message From our Leadership Team on the Re-opening of Innovation Works

July 02

To our Innovation Works Community,

Over the past several months, you have shown us that the strength of the community we have built together extends beyond the walls of our physical space. We are so grateful for your commitment to our community and to each other as so many of you have joined us for our virtual connections each week. We are so looking forward to being able to reconnect with you in person in the coming weeks.

After much discussion, we have landed on July 20 as our date for re-entry. As we have communicated directly to our co-tenant members, re-entry is happening in Stage B of our Return to Work Plan and will be in three waves. This is subject to change in the event of new information from the government/public health unit, but we are currently moving forward with this date.

Since the beginning of our work from home journey, the Innovation Works and Pillar team has been hard at work behind the scenes planning for what a safe return to work would look like for our co-tenant members, employees, volunteers and visitors. We’ve developed a robust plan, based on guidelines from government and health officials and emerging research on best practices for a safe return to the workplace.

Our primary guiding principle of our reopening plan has been ensuring the health and safety of our community. The plan we have developed is flexible and responsive, and we will be ready to make changes if and when they become necessary. Returning to Innovation Works will be a different experience than you are used to for the time being, but we are confident that all of the safety precautions we’ve put in place will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our space. Most importantly, we are so glad that we are able to reconnect with all of you - live - with all the benefits that come with human spirits coming together.

We have created a COVID-19 Return to Work page here on our website with all of the information you need to know about re-entry to Innovation Works. Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with the resources so that you are aware of the steps we have taken to ensure your safety, and what is expected of you. 

Feel free to reach out anytime with any questions.

With warm support and community love, 
Loredana Wainwright, Director Innovation Works
Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network