CRA is here to support your business! We know that these are trying times for some of our members, especially those in the Events and Tents segment. At CRA we have been pushing hard for government relief for our members. Our mantra has been that members need actual relief, not just deferrals. With that in mind the CRA Board of Directors unanimously approved real relief from membership dues.
2020-2021 CRA Membership Dues for Events and Tents members will be $5 This membership offer will be available to all Events and Tents businesses and is valid for 12 months of membership beginning anytime between May 1st, 2020 and April 30th, 2021. We believe in the value of membership in the Canadian Rental Association, so we are also extending this offer to both new and existing members in the Events and Tents segment. We would encourage you to pass this information on to any Events and Tents businesses you know whether they are currently a member or not.
Canadian Businesses need Canadian support and should not be burdened by yet another deferral that will eventually need to be paid when the income stream has been effectively shut off for months.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide retroactive relief for members who have previously paid dues to ARA ahead of our separation, however any Events and Tents member who has currently deferred payment of membership with ARA would be eligible for this offer. We will also be contacting those members who have already renewed directly with CRA to ensure that no member misses out on this relief.
How else can our members help? Our hearts go out to those in the Events and Tents segment. As Canadians we are all looking for ways that we can help. We have received a number of inquiries from members asking how they can help those in the Events and Tents sector. We have been told that our members are not looking for charity. We do however encourage all members to consider utilizing the services of our Events and Tents members.
These members are able to provide everything for a great appreciation events, customer events, fencing, wash stations, screens and equipment for outdoor movie nights, even front yard decorations for birthdays and anniversaries. Events and Tents members also have a fleet of delivery equipment and employees looking for work. Reach out to your local Events and Tents rental business to see if there are ways, we can support each other through this pandemic.
To all other members, if your business has suffered significantly financially due to COVID-19, we encourage you to reach out to us to see how we can help.