GENERAL INFORMATION

• The Global Situation
• Industry Resources
Financial Resources by province
• Mental Health & Safety Resources

THE GLOBAL SITUATION

Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Government of Newfoundland Labrador NL Life with COVID-19
Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Government of New Brunswick Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Government of Quebec Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Ontario Ministry of Health The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government of Manitoba COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus
Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19 General Information
Government of Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans
Government of British Columbia COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Government of Yukon Information about COVID-19
Government of the Northwest Territories GNWT's Response to COVID-19
World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

INDUSTRY RESOURCES ()

Canada Council for the arts
COVID-19 Info Update page: This page is updated regularly. FAQ, documents and more.
If you cannot access an online version of this information and require a PDF, please email: covid19@canadacouncil.ca.
Employment and Social Development Canada
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html
The AFC
COVID-19 Update and resource page: https://afchelps.ca/news/covid-19-update/
UNISON
Financial support for the music industry: https://unisonfund.ca/services/financial-assistance
Actsafe
https://www.actsafe.ca/covid-19-resources-for-the-arts-and-entertainment-industries/

Event Safety Alliance
Program Changes in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

CAPACOA and other ASOs are developing a robust impact assessment framework to measure losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks Business Continuity Plan
Plan how to continue operations when people are off due to infectious diseases.
UNESCO Culture & COVID-19 Impact and Response Tracker
To address the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the culture sector, UNESCO has launched a weekly “Culture & COVID-19: Impact and Response Tracker” to provide an overview of the rapidly evolving situation. It explores both the immediate impact of the health crisis and examples of how countries around the world are adapting to the situation. This is one of several initiatives by the Organization to respond to the impact of the pandemic on the cultural sector worldwide.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 (PDF document)
Tourism Montreal
News page - updated regularly.
Intuit Quickbooks - Your Taxes and Covid-19

IATSE

I Lost My Gig Canada

Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian Artists and Independent Cultural Workers
ArtsPond / Étang d’Arts and I Lost My Gig Canada, in collaboration with national community partners, invite Canadian arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and creative industries workers to share their impact stories by completing the inaugural COVID-19 Impact Survey for Arts, Culture, Hertiage, Tourism & Creative Industries Workers.

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES BY PROVINCE ()

Yukon


British Columbia


Alberta


Saskatchewan


Manitoba


Ontario


Quebec

Compétence Culture Comité sectoriel de main-d'oeuvre en culture (in French)


New Brunswick


Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island

MENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY RESOURCES ()

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES - NATIONAL

Government of Canada

Wellness Together Canada
Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones.

The Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Your Mental Health - This section offers practical advice, articles and information to help you #GetReal about how you really feel.
  • 2021 Toolkit - They’ve created web banners, communications tools and shareable images to help you connect – and #GetReal – for the 2021 CMHA Mental Health Week.

Behind the Scenes Charity - Canadian Resources

Be Scene – Be Heard, an anonymous Peer-to-Peer Chat App for Entertainment industry professionals
It can be hard to talk with family and friends about how you’re feeling, especially now when you want to be strong for others because that’s what you do – you’re used to taking care of things. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to people who don’t know you, but who can relate because they’re in this industry too. Maybe you’re doing pretty well but you’d be willing to help someone else just by listening and offering a few words of experience.
That’s why Behind the Scenes has partnered with iRel8 to launch Be Scene – Be Heard an anonymous peer-to-peer chat app just for our industry. Be Scene – Be Heard is available Wherever you are, Whenever you need it, for Whatever is on your mind.

→ Join now at https://irel8.org/behind-the-scenes-irel8-invite.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative - Toolbox Talks and Helpful One-Sheets
It is important to acknowledge the mental and physical stressors and challenges faced by all of us in the entertainment industry and offer your team tools to help them better manage and respond to these challenges. They suggest topics and provide sample language that you can tailor to fit your needs.

Actsafe

CALLTIME: Mental Health
An initiative by British Columbia's motion picture industry unions to assist workers and employers grappling with mental health and addiction issues both in and out of the workplace. Wether you are looking TO help or FOR help.

The AFC

Designated Sharing Time (DST) is a virtual meeting space to talk, vent, problem-solve, laugh, collaborate, cry, and feel the strength of others. It takes place bi-weekly on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). Participants are not obligated to join every session.

Mental Health First Aid Virtual Course: People are experiencing an overwhelming amount of uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 right now, so now more than ever, it can be vital to understand the signs and symptoms of someone in a mental health crisis and knowing how to help.

UNISON
The Unison Benevolent Fund offers a toll-free number to connect Canadian music professionals with resources and support for personal and practical issues. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before you make the call, you may register with Unison. 1-855-986-4766. Service is available in English and French.

CCOHS (Canadian Center for Occupational Health and safety)

Healthy Minds @Work
Everyone at the workplace has a shared responsibility for safety and health, and that includes mental health. Discover tools to help support your mental health efforts in creating a space where workers feel safe, respected, and valued.

Workers Health and Safety Centre - Legionella potential workplace hazard as workplaces reopen:
https://www.whsc.on.ca/What-s-new/News-Archive/Legionella-potential-workplace-hazard-as-workplaces-reopen

The Affordable Therapy Network - A DIRECTORY OF THERAPISTS OFFERING AFFORDABLE COUNSELLING ACROSS CANADA
Their Listed Therapists And Counsellors Provide Affordable Counselling In Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Edmonton, Saskatoon, And Anywhere In Canada. Visit the website.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES - PROVINCIAL

YUKON

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

MANITOBA

ONTARIO

QUEBEC

NEW BRUNSWICK

NOVA SCOTIA

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND


Take these steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol;
  • Wear a face mask when a safe physical distancing is not possible;
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve; when using tissues, immediately dispose of them and wash your hands afterwards;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Refrain from handshakes/hugs;
  • Regularly clean commonly used surfaces and devices you touch or handle;
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing;
  • Check national travel advice before planning or taking trips;
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health-care provider;
  • If you think you might be sick, stay home from work or school;
  • Practice physical distancing.