In late March, ORVDA began operating virtually.
The team has adapted brilliantly, and, as always, are easily reached by phone and email. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.
COVID-19 related initiatives
As the provincial and federal governments began rolling out health information, economic programs and business advisories, ORVDA turned its attention to the impact of COVID-19 on its membership. Working in close collaboration with the RVDA of Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council and Go RVing Canada, we continue to advocate on behalf of our membership.
We succeeded in having the wage support program extended to dealerships and are drawing attention to the important support RV dealers and campgrounds are providing to front-line workers and first responders requiring places to self-isolate.
We are all absorbing profound economic shocks. But in the long term, the ORVDA expects the COVID-19 tragedy will prove a watershed moment for the RV sector. This is an opportunity to firmly establish the RV lifestyle to new markets. We are a community that relishes unique, healthy outdoor experiences. That will take on new significance as life returns to normal.
Reinforcing the value of the RV sector
The federal budget, originally scheduled for March 30th has been delayed. The ORVDA is working with our government relations committee to ensure the RV sector, with its strong connection to healthy, outdoor activities is well-represented as the government looks for short-term mechanisms to boost the economy.
Travel and tourism account for approximately 6.4% of Canada’s GDP. While international travel and high-volume, high-density airline, railways, hotels and resorts have been decimated, RVing and camping offer individualized travel and holiday options for families. Our sector will be part of the country’s economic recovery.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.