The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in a matter of weeks, and the GTA is no exception. Things aren’t likely to return to normal any time soon. All we can do is try our best to limit the spread of the coronavirus, effectively flattening the curve and pushing the country toward recovery. We want you to know that we are making changes to adapt to these difficult circumstances so that we can continue to help you and our other clients.
We know that people are extremely concerned about their finances right now. Businesses are closing their doors. Employees are losing their jobs. Renters are wondering what they’re going to do when the first of the month comes. People struggling with debt are questioning whether they should continue to make payments or save their funds for the crisis at hand. This is why David Sklar & Associates will keep running.
We will continue to operate, but our services will not be available in our various locations. Starting March 25th, we are closing our offices to the public. We have done this as a safety measure for our staff and clients. We are following the Government of Canada’s recommendation to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus until the pandemic is resolved.
You can still reach our licensed insolvency trustees via phone, fax, and email. For faster response times, we recommend that you contact us via email. Instead of in-person consultations, we can offer consultations over the phone or through video-messaging services like FaceTime and Zoom. All you have to do is download the applications before the meeting, and then you can easily talk to your trustee about your financial situation.
We also have a digital solution for signing documents. We use the application DocuSign to electronically send and sign important forms and documents. This will be safer, faster, and much easier than sending paper documents back and forth through the postal service. Electronic signing has been recognized by Canadian law since 1999, so it will be just as legitimate as a written signature.
You may be concerned about the security of these applications. We are aware that your financial documents and conversations are sensitive. We want to assure you that we have your security and confidentiality in mind. These digital solutions are very safe to use. If you’re still concerned about these applications, you can click here to go to the Zoom Legal Center and click here to look at DocuSign’s legality guide.
You should also click here to learn more information about the changes that we’re making in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
Our main concern is for you to stay safe and healthy. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, you should self-isolate and call Telehealth Ontario to see if you should get a test or go to the hospital for treatment. Even if you don’t feel sick, practice social distancing. Stay at home. Together, we can flatten the curve and get through this pandemic.