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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resource List

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resource List


National Resources


Economic Response Plan
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)***
How to apply for EI and other COVID-19 Emergency Government Income Supports
Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Pandemic Preparedness Guide
Financial Assistance for Canadians Abroad
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Glad Day Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, tip-based workers
Socan Announces $2-Million Enhanced Emergency Program
Canada has Suspended Student Loan Payments with No Interest
Apple Music Launches $50M Advance Fund
Indigenous Community Support Fund
GTA Black Community Emergency Support Fund 
The Bartenders Benevolent Fund (bartenders, servers and front of house staff)
The Actors Fund Canada (provides assistance to entertainment professionals working in TV and film, theatre, and dance.)
NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) 
Behind the Scenes (help Canadians who are entertainment technology professionals)
The CBC Creative Relief Fund
Find a Food Bank
SOCAN’s New Encore! Program
Ontario Small Business Support Grant
Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)
Jagermeister Canada x CLMA's Live Music Venue Relief Fund

Provincial Resources



General Info
Emergency Financial Information
Emergency Isolation Support
Alberta Utility Payment Deferral


British Columbia

General Info
B.C COVID-19 Action Plan 
Help Next Door MB
Childcare Support for Essential Workers
Manitoba Arts Council COVID-19 FAQ
Winnipeg Foundation Grants




General Info
Winnipeg Arts Grant Program
Manitoba Music Emergency Relief Fund



General Info
MusicTogether Fund
TOArtist COVID-19 Response Fund
Social Assistance 
Ontario Energy Board Finance Assistance (LEAP)
Toronto Hydro Financial Assistance (LEAP)
Toronto Bill Assistance 
Toronto Property Tax Appeal
Toronto Rent Bank Program
Hamilton Artists Relief Fund


English - General Info
French - General Info
Temporary Aid for Workers Program
Emergency Daycare Services for Essential Workers
Information for the Cultural and Arts Sector
Justice and Children in Shared Custody



New Brunswick

General Info
Relief on Drug Co-Payments
One-time Benefit for Unemployed Workers
COVID and ArtsNB


Northwest Territories

General Info
Essential Worker Child Care Service Application Form


Nova Scotia

General Info
Worker Emergency Bridge Fund
Small Business Impact Grant

Newfoundland and Labrador

General Info
Essential Worker Child Care Services


General Info
Small Business Support Program

Prince Edward Island

General Info
Music PEI Crisis Relief Fund**
Emergency Income Relief for the Self-Employed
Employee Gift Card Program
Emergency Relief-Worker Assistance Program



General Info
SASKMUSIC- Emergency Relief Fund 
SATP Emergency Relief Fund (Theatre)
PAVED Arts At Home: Paid Workshop Series Submission


General Info
Yukon Arts Fund (COVID-19 Increase)
Paid Sick Leave Rebate for Employers
Business Relief Program