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Financial resources (COVID-19) 

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For individuals


CANADA | CERB : Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 28 weeks. Extended until September 27, 2020.

CANADA | Simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program
From September 27, 2020: one-time insurable hours credit, minimum benefit rate of $400 per week, at least 26 weeks of regular benefits.

CANADA | Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Includes those programs : 

Mortgage support (flexibility for a mortgage deferral)
• Extra time to file income tax returns (return filing due date will be deferred until June 1, 2020 and payment of balances due until September 30, 2020)
• Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment (The average additional benefit will be close to $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples from low- and modest-income families.)
• Increasing the Canada Child Benefit
(an extra $300 per child for 2019-2020)
Support for students (incl. an adapted CREB, more scholarships for 2020-2021, a standstill on student loans payments, an enhanced Canada Summer Jobs program and more jobs)

CANADA | Financial help for Canadians outside Canada
Loans to buy plane tickets, etc.

CANADA | CAC | Digital original
New funds for the creation of digital content during the pandemic. Up to $5,000 per project + an additional $1,000 for projects selected for broadcast on Radio-Canada/CBC.

CANADA | Actors' Fund of Canada (AFC) - Emergency Financial Assistance
Emergency assistance for artists and workers in the entertainment industry

CANADA | CAC | Information for artists receiving support at the Council 
To find answers regarding cancellations, core funding, project grants, grant applications, travel grants, etc.

CANADA | Creative Relief Collective
Canadian artists who are not supported by Employment Insurance Benefits can promote their services on this digital platform.


QUEBEC | Temporary Aid for Workers Program (for people in quarantine)
$573 per week, for a quarantine of 14 days, extended to a maximum of 28 days

QUEBEC | PAFU (French) - Emergency assistance for adults and families

QUEBEC | CALQ - Emergency Assistance for Artists Receiving Support at the Council

QUEBEC | CALQ - New Bursary Program for Artists (9 components) (in French)
Research and exploration, creation, public presentation, travel, circulation of works in Quebec, circulation of works outside Quebec, professional development, publication and critical documentation, strategic opportunities and career planning.

QUEBEC | Suspension of student debt repayment
No payments to be made until September 2020. No interest will be accrued or added to your debt.

QUEBEC | Revenu Québec | Flexibility mesures for individuals
Now until June 1, 2020, to file your returns and until September 30, 2020, to pay balances owing.

QUEBEC | Hydro-Québec | Cancellation of administration fees for unpaid bills 

QUEBEC | Fondation des artistes - Netflix's emergency fund (in French)
One-time emergency assistance of up to $1,000. Several restrictions apply.

QUEBEC | FACEBOOK | Information Sharing for the Self-Employed (French Page)

MONTRÉAL | CAM | Information for artists supported by the Council
To find answers about general funding program, territorial initiatives, strategic initiatives, prizes and awards

MONTREAL | CAM | ART OUT IN THE OPEN
Call for outdoor pop-up performance projects


ONTARIO | ARTS COUNCIL
Guidelines and FAQ

ONTARIO | ARTS COUNCIL | ARTS RESPONSE INITIATIVE
Support for individual artists, ad hoc groups and collectives, and arts organizations to carry out their activities in an environment of change.

TORONTO | Emergency funds for artists (en anglais)
One-time $75 microgrant for groceries.

TORONTO | TOArtist Covid-19 Response Fund
Up to $1000 grant for immediate loss of income for artists


ALBERTA | FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

EDMONTON | ARTS COUNCIL | FAQ
Postponements or cancellations due to COVID-19 advisories and/or restrictions will not have an impact on existing grants or future applications to their programs.

EDMONTON | ARTS COUNCIL | CREATORS' RESERVE GRANTS
A new program for individual artists providing grants of $5,0000. Application deadline: April 24, 2020.

EDMONTON | YEG Streams: Share your online event


NOVA SCOTIA | ARTS COUNCIL
It is still accepting applications from professional artists only for its upcoming funding guidelines, although projects must comply with current and changing public health guidelines.

 

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For organizations


CANADA | Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Includes various assistance programs like: 

75% wage subsidy for all businesses and organizations whose revenues have decreased. NPOs can include or exclude their public funding grants. Extended until the Summer 2021.
An extension the Work-Sharing program to 76 weeks between March 15,2020 and March 14, 2021.
A business credit availability program
 which includes an emergency business account (interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits)
Emergency commercial rent assistance (75% of the rent paid for SME whose monthly rent is less than $50,000)
• The deferral of payment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to June 2020.

CANADA | CAC | Information for organizations receiving support at the Council 
Also visit this page to find answers regarding cancellations, project grants, grant applications, travel grants, etc.

CANADA | CAC | Digital original
New funds for the creation of digital content during the pandemic. Up to $5,000 per project + an additional $1,000 for projects selected for broadcast on Radio-Canada/CBC.

CANADA | Canadian Heritage | Emergency Fund to assist organizations so they can continue to support artists and athletes

CANADA | French Campagne #billetsolidaire


QUEBEC | Emergency assistance for SMEs (in French)

QUEBEC | Concerted temporary program for businesses
To address temporary liquidity shortage issues. The minimum amount of the financing operation is $50,000.

QUEBEC | CALQ - Emergency assistance for organizations supported at the Council

QUÉBEC | CALQ | Support for organizations for the dissemination of the performing arts (in French)
Temporary financial support for one-off initiatives for the presentation of shows that comply with the distancing guidelines.

QUEBEC | CALQ | Digital Exploration and Deployment (in French)
Support for digital initiatives available at any time of up to $100,000 per project.

QUÉBEC | MCC | Ambition numérique (in French)
Call for initiatives promoting a profound and sustainable transformation of business and economic models, and the dissemination of Quebec culture online. The deadline for submitting projects is December 1, 2020. 

QUÉBEC | MCC | Rayonnement numérique (in French)
Disseminate cultural events and content online and experiment with new approaches and different formats. The deadline for submitting projects is 31 July 2020.

QUEBEC | Revenu Québec | Flexibility mesures for businesses
The payment of tax instalments and taxes due as of today is suspended until September 30, 2020.

QUÉBEC | PACME | Programme Action concertée temporaire pour le Maintien en emploi (in French)
Up to 100 k for further training activities and/or to accompany HR restructuring

MONTREAL | Emergency financial assistance for cultural businesses

MONTREAL | PME MTL | 6-month moratium period on payment of loans

MONTREAL | PME MTL | Emergency assistance for SMB

MONTREAL | CAM | Information for organization receiving support at the Council

MONTREAL | CAM | ART OUT IN THE OPEN
Call for outdoor pop-up performance projects


ONTARIO | ARTS COUNCIL
Guidelines and FAQ

ONTARIO | ARTS COUNCIL | ARTS RESPONSE INITIATIVE
Support for individual artists, ad hoc groups and collectives, and arts organizations to carry out their activities in an environment of change.


ALBERTA | FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

EDMONTON | ARTS COUNCIL | FAQ
Postponements or cancellations due to COVID-19 advisories and/or restrictions will not have an impact on existing grants or future applications to their programs.

CALGARY | Short term relief funding


WORLDWIDE | Google Ads advertising credits for SMEs


For a complete list of provincial assistance available, see the section for your province or territory on the COVID-19 main page.

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