The world is dealing with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the music creators and professionals in our community, many of whom are dealing with canceled performances, tours, events and conferences. This is a very challenging time for our industry, but together we will get through it.
Now more than ever, Unison’s emergency relief assistance is a critical safety-net for members of our industry deeply affected by the virus itself and the precautions and protocols surrounding it. Please help us as we prepare to support the most vulnerable during this time by making a donation to Unison.
We will continue to monitor and share the latest developments as the COVID-19 pandemic moves through communities around the world.
For counselling inquiries to help you deal with the financial or emotional impact of COVID-19, please contact 1-855-986-4766.
For emergency financial assistance inquiries, please know that Unison will carefully review your circumstance and request within the context of finding the best way to assist you during this difficult time. Please be reminded that Unison does not make payments directly to applicants, with the understanding that our resources are limited, dependent on the generosity of our donors, and are allocated in ways to best support as many individuals as possible.
With this message, we offer some helpful links to keep you updated, including how to protect yourself:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Updates (Government of Canada)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Updates (Government of Quebec) (in French)
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Ontario Ministry of Health)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak (World Health Organization)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)