CARES Program Options Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

CARES PACKAGE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
November 26, 2021 - April 30, 2022

As part of the CARES Program, if you’re seeking support with accommodation during self-isolation, we have CARES Packages options available at a subsidized rate. Individual support and check-ins offered through the CARES Program is available for students who need to self-isolate.

If you are arriving in Canada internationally, prior to building your self-isolation plan, it is important understand the requirements for entry into Canada. You can review your eligibility on the Canadian Government website. We also strongly recommend you review the SFU Self Isolation Guide prior to making your travel plans.

If you're coming from outside of Canada, you must register your plans with SFU as early as possible in advance of arrival. If your plans change, please contact cares@sfu.ca. See Traveling to Canada: Self-Isolation Guide for forms and details.

If you would like to register your CARES Package, please register through the My Place@SFU portal as soon as your hotel booking has been confirmed and your travel plans are finalized. Please register your plan at least 10 days prior to travel if possible. This program is optional and offered to SFU and FIC students for your convenience in completing the mandated isolation period.

Individual Support & Check-in Option:

If you’re an SFU student and have made your own self-isolation meal and accommodation plans, we are still here to support you, and you are part of the CARES program too. Learn more.

Build your CARES Package

The CARES program offers a variety of choices so you can create your own CARES Package that best fits your needs during self- isolation. Please review the detailed steps below so you are ready to register:


Step 1: Accommodation

There are several hotel options for you to choose from that offer SFU student rates that will accommodate your self-isolation. Please note, these hotel options are subject to availability. The details for self-booking one of these hotels are listed below. Please note you will have to identify yourself as an SFU/FIC student and these hotels will require a credit card when booking and at the time of check-in. If you have concerns regarding being able to book your hotel, please contact cares@sfu.ca

** If you choose to stay at one of the below hotels, you will be eligible for additional financial support. More information regarding this can be found here: CARES Emergency Assistance Funding.

*Provided below is the nightly room cost based on a 14-night stay. The below rates include tax, but taxes may be subject to change, which could affect your final invoice.

Rates from January 1 - March 31, 2022

Accent Inns (YVR/ Richmond Location)*

10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 3L8

  • Standard:  $114.84
  • Junior Suite:  $126.44
  • Kitchenette:  $126.44
  • Suite with Kitchenette:  $138.04

Cancellation policy: Free Cancellation. Please let the hotel know if you are checking in after 10pm on day of arrival or booking may be voided. 

How to book: Please call 1-800-663-0298 or email accent@accentinns.com. Ensure you identify yourself as an SFU/FIC CARES student to ensure you receive the correct price. 

If your room includes more than 2 people, please notify your hotel. Additional costs may apply.

Learn more about this hotel!

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Accent Inns (Burnaby Location)*

3777 Henning Dr, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5

  • Standard:  $136.85
  • Junior Suite:  $159.85
  • Kitchenette:  $159.85
  • Suite with Kitchenette:  $182.85

Cancellation policy: Free Cancellation. Please let the hotel know if you are checking in after 10pm on day of arrival or booking may be voided. 

How to book: Please call 1-800-663-0298 or email accent@accentinns.com. Ensure you identify yourself as an SFU/FIC CARES student to ensure you receive the correct price. 

If your room includes more than 2 people, please notify your hotel. Additional costs may apply.

Learn more about this hotel!

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Element Hotel (Burnaby Location)

5988 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A7

  • Kitchenette Room + Free Breakfast
    $159.85/night*

* for bookings of more than two people please notify the hotel

Cancellation policy: Free cancellation

How to book: Book your SFU/ FIC CARES Rate! 

If your room includes more than 2 people, please notify your hotel. Additional costs may apply. 

Learn more about this hotel!

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Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

This hotel option is only available until January 31, 2022

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

  • Traditional Rooms with 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
    $114.84/night*
    • $200 In-Room Dining Credit provided for each stay

Cancellation policy: Reservations can be canceled without penalty twenty-four (24) hours prior to the arrival date.

How to Book: Please use the following link to book your stay:  https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1596660115035&key=CORP&app=resvlink

If your room includes more than 2 people, please notify your hotel. Additional costs may apply.

Learn more about this hotel!

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Vancouver Airport Marriott

This hotel option is only available until January 31, 2022

7571 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

  • Deluxe Rooms
    $114.84/night*
    • $200 In-Room Dining Credit provided for each stay

Cancellation policy: Reservations can be canceled without penalty twenty-four (24) hours prior to the arrival date.

How to Book: Please use the following link to book your stay:  https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1596660163395&key=CORP&app=resvlink

If your room includes more than 2 people, please notify your hotel. Additional costs may apply.

Learn more about this hotel!

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Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver (Coquitlam)

4201 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

  • Deluxe Double
    $135.60/night* for 14 night stay
    $158.20/night* for 3 night stay     
    $163.85/night* for less than 3 nights stay

*Price based on single occupancy

Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 10pm on day of check-in. Charges will incur for No-Show or cancellations done after 10pm

How to book: Email reservationsc@executivehotels.net referencing the code 30869

Learn more about this hotel!

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Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Richmond

7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

  • Single/Double occupancy
    $138.04/night based on single occupancy

Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 10pm on day of check-in. Charges will incur for No-Show or cancellations done after 10pm

How to book:  Email reservationsr@executivehotels.net or airport_admn@executivehotels.net Ensure you identify yourself as an SFU/FIC CARES student to ensure you receive the correct price. 

Learn more about this hotel!

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Executive Suites Hotel and Conference Centre Metro Vancouver (Burnaby Location)

4201 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

  • Deluxe Queen Suite
    $138.00/night* for minimum 3 nights stay
    $166.75/night* for less than 3 nights stay

*Price based on single occupancy

Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 10pm on day of check-in. Charges will incur for No-Show or cancellations done after 10pm

How to book:  Email reservationsb@executivehotels.net referencing code: 30356

Learn more about this hotel!


Step 2: Length of Stay

Reserve your length of stay based on your specific self-isolation needs. You can opt to book your accommodation for:

  • 14 nights minimum
  • 14 nights pending testing results*

If you have additional needs and want to extend your stay you must discuss this with your hotel.

Please email us at cares@sfu.ca if you have question about booking with CARES for your suitable quarantine plan.

There are new requirements for all fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any country other than Canada and the United States in the 14 days prior to entry to Canada. Fully vaccinated travellers who are selected for arrival testing must quarantine in a suitable place until they receive a negative test result. The Government of Canada is increasing the number of fully vaccinated travellers being selected for testing to reach 100% of vaccinated travellers in the coming weeks.

*should you need to quarantine until receiving test results as a fully vaccinated traveller, we reccommend booking a 14 day stay to meet quarantine plan requirements and discussing with the hotel the cancelation policy should you be able to leave quarantine after receiving test results.

 

New Testing & Quarantine Measures

To learn more about arrival testing and quaranting for fully vaccinated travelers please review the information here. 


Step 3: Securing meals during self-isolation

In preparation of your self-isolation you will need to consider how you will receive food/meals during your stay. You will not be able to leave your place of self-isolation to secure food/meal. In the event that your accommodation does not offer a meal-plan that meets your dietary needs, we suggest you review some of the options for food delivery services in the Greater Vancouver area. 

Please note, SFU is not affiliated with or responsible for any of the below services.

You can order groceries online and certain companies will deliver to your door, such as:

Online Grocery Orders:

Instacart

 

https://www.instacart.ca/

 

T&T Supermarket

https://www.tntsupermarket.com/

Website/service also available in Chinese

Walmart Grocery 

https://www.walmart.ca/cp/grocery

Available as an App

Save-On-Foods

https://www.saveonfoods.com/shop-online-how-it-works/

 

minimum order value of $40

Superstore

https://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/

 

Meal Kit Delivery  (you will need a kitchen to prepare these meals)

Hello Fresh

https://www.hellofresh.ca/

 

Ready-to-cook meal kits. You will need a kitchen to prepare the meal kit. 

Chef’s Plate

https://www.chefsplate.com/

 

Ready-to-cook meal kits. You will need a kitchen to prepare the meal kit.

 

Good Food 

https://www.makegoodfood.ca/en/home

 

Ready-to-cook meal kits. You will need a kitchen to prepare the meal kit.

 

Fresh Prep 

https://www.freshprep.ca/

 

Ready-to-cook meal kits. You will need a kitchen to prepare the meal kit.  

 

Food Delivery Service (if you do not have kitchen access)

Skip the Dishes

https://www.skipthedishes.com

 

 

Uber Eats

https://www.ubereats.com/ca

 

 

Door Dash

https://www.doordash.com/en-CA

 

 

Fantuan 

https://fantuan.ca/en/

 

Website also available in Chinese 

If you have concerns regarding securing food during your self-isolation, please contact cares@sfu.ca and we will happily support you.

Step 4. Calculate your cost

The total cost to you will be calculated based on the options you choose above. All CARES Packages are subject to a $500 SFU/FIC Subsidy for 14 day stays if conditions are met. For stays less than 14 days, you will receive a pro-rated subsidy based on the nights you stay in quarantine at the hotel. You can review eligibility requirements here. This subsidy only applies to a student's first self-isolation period.

Accommodation x Stay + Meal Add-On - Subsidy
Room option
(price per night)
14 Days Estimated cost of meals
$500

See example of cost calculation

Calculated CARES Package Total: $1,667.76 (tax included)

Accent Inns x Stay + Meal Add-On - Subsidy
Standard room
$114.84/night *
(price per night)
14 Days
$560
(based on $40/day)
$500

( $114.84* x 14 days + $560 - $500 = $1,667.76* )
* please note these prices include taxes and are an approximate example and the subsidy is based on a 14 night stay. 

 

Financial support is available to SFU and FIC Students in financial need through the CARES emergency assistance funding

5. Register your CARES package

If you would like to register your CARES Package, please register through the My Place@SFU portal

All CARES Packages are subject to a $500 SFU/FIC Subsidy for 14 day stays if conditions are met. For stays less than 14 days, you will receive a pro-rated subsidy based on the nights you stay in quarantine at the hotel. 

If a student requires subsequent self-isolation periods, they can register for another CARES Package and apply for the $500 subsidy by emailing cares@sfu.ca. If the subsidy request is declined, students will still be encouraged to register for a CARES Package at an unsubsidized rate.

Students in financial need can also apply for financial support through the CARES emergency assistance funding.

Please make sure you register for your CARES package 10 days prior to travelling or as soon as possible.

New bookings with arrivals between May 3, 2021 and April 30, 2022
You will receive an SFU CARES Kit upon arrival containing a variety of snacks, and health & wellness essentials.