• The Global Situation
• Industry Resources
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• Reduce exposure


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)


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:
Employment and Social Development Canada
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
COVID-19 Update and resource page:
Financial support for the music industry:

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


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.




CANADA-WIDE (OUTSIDE QUEBEC) | CPAWRF FUND The Government of Canada has announced that the following organizations have been identified to provide direct financial assistance of up to $2 500 to independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector experiencing financial hardship and requiring emergency support:

All questions related to financial assistance are to be directed to the organization best representing the area of live performance sector associated with your work.

→ QUEBEC Applicants (All sectors and disciplines within Quebec): Apply for the direct financial assistance via the Fondation des artistes du Québec:

REINFORCEMENT Program from the Fondation des artistes: Legal Counselling Fund and Psychological Hep Fund are also available. Details here.

Also from the Resilience Fund (across Canada): 59 projects have been selected to help self-employed cultural workers in the live performance sector.



British Columbia






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

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 in accordance to your local regulations.