TOP DO MEMBER COVID CONCERN FOR MARCH 2021 - Concern about ongoing and potential lockdowns and how they will affect mental health.
Ontario has enacted a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Full release
Find out about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions in your area. Please visit www.Ontario.ca/covidresponse for the full list of public health region classifications. Check which zone your region is in and find your public health unit. Regions are based on public health unit boundaries.
Besides the provincial health measures listed at www.Ontario.ca/covidresponse , there may also be additional local restrictions or requirements. Find these restrictions on your local municipality or public health unit’s website, which is linked from the map on this website.
The following screening tools have been updated to further align with current advice as well as the return to the Framework:
- The COVID-19 worker and employee screening tool can be accessed online or downloaded as a PDF.
- The COVID-19 customer and patron screening tool can be accessed online or downloaded as a PDF.
New Support for Highly Affected Sectors https://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2020/themes/tourism-hospitality-en.html
Canada Recovery Benefit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html
Canada Emergency Response Benefit Retroactive Applications https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/apply-for-cerb-with-cra.html
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-caregiving-benefit.html
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit.html
Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution here
Support for Businesses- Main Street Grants: PPE and Property Tax and Energy bill rebates https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs?mc_cid=f0f73a5e08&mc_eid=540b45a996
Rules for Areas in Stage 3 https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20364
Develop your COVID 19 workplace safety plan https://www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your-covid-19-workplace-safety-plan
COVID-19: Precautions When Working In A Day Camp https://www.pshsa.ca/resources/covid-19-precautions-when-working-in-a-day-camp
Canada Council for the Arts COVID Response https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information
Department of Canadian Heritage https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/information-covid-19.html
Ontario Arts Council COVID Updates https://www.arts.on.ca/news-resources/updates?lang=en-ca
OTF Resilient Communities Fund Deadline Extende to December 9th https://otf.ca/resilient-communities-fund?redirected=1
Ontario Trillium Foundation https://otf.ca/news/covid-19-update
Toronto Arts Council https://torontoartscouncil.org/news
London Arts Council https://www.londonarts.ca/covid-19
Hamilton Arts Council Relief Fund https://www.hamiltonartscouncil.ca/hamilton-artists-relief-fund
Kingston Arts Council https://www.artskingston.ca/covid-19-and-the-arts-sector/
Mississauga Arts Council Micro Grants for a Pandemic
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
The AFC https://afchelps.ca/get-help/
The Facebook National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Arts https://nac-cna.ca/en/media/newsrelease/25880
Reopening Guidelines, Stage 3 - City of Toronto
RESOURCES FOR STUDIOS AND SMALL BUSINESS
Relief funding for small businesses - Ontario https://www.app.grants.gov.on.ca/msrf/#/
Dance studios are eligible for funding through Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant, as the ‘gyms and yoga studios’ category is defined as ‘establishments primarily engaged in operating health clubs and similar facilities featuring exercise and other active physical fitness conditioning, or recreational sports activities.
Federal programs for small business https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses
Dance Studies Association https://dancestudiesassociation.org/news/2020/resources-for-moving-dance-based-pedagogy-online
Work in Culture https://www.workinculture.ca/
Returning to the Studio - Guidelines for Teachers, Studio Owners and Students https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15-R8fUb9Zxbkj7gi76G97GxsEjSgodrbiwid_uQ7_6Q/edit#slide=id.p
Provincial Guidance for facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities during COVID-19 https://www.ontario.ca/page/guidance-facilities-sports-and-recreational-fitness-activities-during-covid-19
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE
Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Entertainment, Museum and Gallery Employers from the Public Services Health and Safety Association
Return to Stage and Performing Arts Playbook from the American Guild of Musical Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
The Live Performance Health and Safety during COVID-19 Guidelines approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training and Skills Development
Toronto Public Health (revised March 15, 2021) COVID-19 Guidance for Indoor & Outdoor Events & Gatherings
Online training listings
Impact Statistics https://capacoa.ca/en/research/covid-impact-statistics/
I Lost my Gig Impact survey https://ilostmygig.ca/
OAC Survey Results Early COVID -19 Impacts on OAC Funded Organizations
Canada Council National Survey Results
Arts Response Tracking Survey ARTS
The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts - Now More than Ever: Towards a National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The Resource Room - Live on Zoom / Online workshops supporting wellness & resilience in the dance community Hosted by DTRC https://www.facebook.com/events/247014299804705/
The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program
Front Row Insurance https://www.frontrowinsurance.com/
Financial Tipsheet from Young and Associates
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