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The Federal Goverment announced new support for small businesses and not-for-profits on Friday.

- Up to 75 per cent wage subsidies for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers to the payroll.

The Federal Government is offering enhanced support for people facing unemployment due to COVID-19 with the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

CERB will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:

TORONTO, March 26, 2020 – With thousands of artists suddenly thrown out of work by COVID-19, Toronto Arts Foundation is partnering with Toronto Arts Council to help provide immediate relief.


The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, and the health, safety, and jobs of all Canadians during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy and help Canadians affected by the impacts of this challenging period.

Brief Update on Tele-Town Hall with Minister Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, on Thursday 19 March. Moderator: Tim Hudak

Dance Ontario Announces Change in Leadership Longstanding Executive Director Rosslyn Jacob Edwards will retire as of the end of March 2020. Leadership of the organization will pass to Amy Hampton who has served as Program Manager for several years.

These are difficult times for us all but at Dance Ontario we believe governments at all levels are taking sensible, pro-active measures to keep us safe. Please follow their recommendations and, where possible, extend your assistance to those in your communities who may need help at this time such as seniors or young families.

We've posted all our Calls to Artists and can't wait to see who will apply this year.

Call for Submissions: 2020-21 Creative Partnerships Program
Dance Ontario's Creative Partnership Program will provide $2,000 in production/creation support to each of two choreographers for NEW work to be premiered at DanceWeekend'20 next January. Choreographers whose membership is current at the time of submission are eligible to apply. All forms of dance will be considered and two works each approximately 15 minutes in length will be selected. The Association's Selection Committee looks for applications that :