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Fall and Winter 2020-2021 Updates

New Protocols for the Winter Semester at Heritage

In light of the Ontario-wide stay-at-home order and other recently heightened measures, Heritage College & Seminary announces new protocols for the winter semester.

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Government of Ontario has declared the beginning of the province’s second state-of-emergency. In this announcement, public health measures have tightened more, including an Ontario-wide stay-at-home order effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01am – requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes.

Given the new restrictions and the stay-at-home order, Heritage College & Seminary has had to make significant changes to our protocols and how the campus will operate under these announced measures.

Heritage has made great efforts to create a safe learning environment for our students this winter semester, while striving to comply with the directions given by our governing officials and to show love for our neighbour.

The Heritage Community Centre will be restricted until further notice.

The Heritage Library will suspend in-person services and move to full pick-up service.

The Cafeteria will move to a take-out model.

Gatherings will be limited to five people outdoors.

Bookstore and Counselling Services will still operate.

Off-Campus Students may only come on campus for essential services.

 Ice Rink

Residence Students will be provided with a discounted fee for the Winter 2021 Semester.

 Staff and Faculty of Heritage are required to work from home.

We continue to look forward to seeing how God will work in the lives of our entire Heritage community as we begin the winter semester at the college and seminary.

Heritage off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19

The case has been deemed a low risk to the Heritage community and the student is now isolating.

Posted January 8, 2021

Heritage College & Seminary has been informed that one of our off-campus students has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information, please visit DiscoverHeritage.ca/COVID19.

Campus Operations During the Provincial Shutdown

Heritage College & Seminary releases more details about how the campus will operate at the beginning of the winter semester during the Province-wide Shutdown in Ontario.

Posted January 7, 2021

As we approach the beginning of the winter semester on Monday, January 11, Heritage College & Seminary wanted to provide more details surrounding campus operations, student services and how the school will operate while under the ongoing provincial shutdown.

Heritage continues to prioritize the safety and health of our community of as we continue to equip men and women for life and ministry. As a result, we have established new guidelines for the campus that will be in place for the remainder of the shutdown – scheduled to end on Saturday, January 23.

All winter semester classes will begin through online delivery

In keeping with the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, all college classes for the winter semester will start online until the scheduled end of the 28-day lockdown period. For more information, please see our update from December 21, 2020.

The Heritage Community Centre

The Heritage Community Centre will be open for regular hours starting January 10, 2021. During the time of the Shutdown, furniture has been rearranged and room capacities have been adjusted in order to provide a safe space for students to use as they begin their studies this semester.

Students are asked that all furniture within the Heritage Community Centre remain in the places they have been placed and are not to be moved.  

Academic Building

Off-Campus Students

 All protocols will continue to be in effect

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to Heritage for the winter semester. We are praying that as we begin this semester online that God will continue to teach and equip our college and seminary students through all they learn this semester.

Heritage community member tested positive for COVID-19

The case has been deemed low risk to the College & Seminary community and the staff member has recovered and confirmed the end of their isolation period.

Posted January 5, 2021

Heritage College & Seminary has been informed that one of our staff members tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas break.

After following the guidelines given from the Region of Waterloo Public Health, the staff member has now recovered and confirmed with Public Health the end of their quarantine period on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

To read more, please visit DiscoverHeritage.ca/COVID19.

Heritage Announces Changes to the Beginning of the Winter Semester

With the announcement of a province-wide shutdown in Ontario, Heritage College & Seminary has had to adjust how its moving forward with the beginning of the winter semester.

Posted December 21, 2020

On December 21, the Government of Ontario announced the beginning of a province-wide shutdown that will begin on Saturday, December 26. With Heritage College & Seminary residing in the area represented by the Region of Waterloo Public Health, the shutdown will be in effect for 28 days and will end on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

With the announcement of this lockdown, Heritage has had to make adjustments to how we will begin our upcoming winter semester starting on Monday, January 11, 2021.

All winter semester classes will begin through online delivery.

Heritage will be consulting with the Ministry and will pass on further details to students enrolled in the courses listed above.

Residence at Heritage will remain open.

Campus Services

We look forward to welcoming our residence students back to campus on January 9, and we pray and hope that you will have an enjoyable, safe Christmas season.

Heritage Revises the Starting Date of the Winter Term

Posted December 3, 2020

Heritage College & Seminary has officially made the decision to change the starting date of our winter term to January 11th, 2021. With the move, please note the following important academic dates for the upcoming Winter 2021 Semester:

Residence staff will be in contact with all students living on campus to schedule a time to move in for the winter semester.

The dates Missions Conference 2021 will remain on February 2nd and 3rd.


2020 – 2021 Campus Protocols 

Revised October 29, 2020

“Our team has spent months praying and planning for this upcoming year.  In spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic, we are asking God to do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).” – President Dr. Rick Reed

Heritage College & Seminary has just released its safety protocols for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. It’s our deep desire that this year at Heritage will be a time of spiritual impact and physical safety.

To read the 2020-2021 Campus Protocols document, please click the link below to download the PDF:

2020-2021 Academic Year Campus Protocols – Updated January 18, 2021


Important Links

Cambridge COVID-19 Assessment Centre – 226-895-1050

215 Holiday Inn Drive

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:30am-4:30pm

Region of Waterloo Public Health – COVID-19 Information

Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Telehealth Ontario – 1-866-797-0000

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Agency of Canada


Past Updates for Fall 2020

Moving Forward as the Region of Waterloo Becomes a Provincial Red – Control COVID-19 Zone – Posted November 23, 2020

Registration and Course Delivery for Winter 2021 – Posted October 29, 2020

Recommendations for Thanksgiving & Reading Week – Posted September 30, 2020

Course Delivery and Revised Schedules for Fall 2020 – Posted August 12, 2020

Looking Ahead to Fall 2020 – Posted June 30, 2020