COVID-19 Resources

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Ontario will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Full press release  and regualtion.

Step One includes:

  • Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;
  • Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;

Roadmap to Reopen News Release 


Find out about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions in your area. Please visit 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 , 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

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Canada Recovery Benefit

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Retroactive Applications

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

Budget 21 Supporting Tourism, Hospitality, Arts and Culture


Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution here

Support for Businesses- Main Street Grants: PPE and Property Tax and Energy bill rebates

Framework for Reopening the Province

Rules for Areas in Stage 3

Develop your COVID 19 workplace safety plan

COVID-19: Precautions When Working In A Day Camp

Ontario Workplace Screening Tool

Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

Find your Public Health Unit

Improving Connectivity for Ontarians


Canada Council for the Arts COVID Response

Department of Canadian Heritage

Ontario Arts Council COVID Updates

OTF Resilient Communities Fund Deadline Extende to December 9th

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Toronto Arts Council

London Arts Council

Hamilton Arts Council Relief Fund

Toronto Foundation

Kingston Arts Council

Mississauga Arts Council Micro Grants for a Pandemic




The Facebook National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Arts

Reopening Guidelines, Stage 3 - City of Toronto



Relief funding for small businesses - Ontario

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

Dance Studies Association

Work in Culture

Returning to the Studio - Guidelines for Teachers, Studio Owners and Students

Provincial Guidance for facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities during COVID-19

Teaching Dance Live Online

Tips for Making Online Classes Work for You

Dance Teachers Guide to Zoom

Dance Studios Can Open - Now What? The Dance Current

Music Use and Online Classes

Rapid Tests Available for Small Businesses through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce details here

Minisrty of Health COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: Day Camps


Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Entertainment, Museum and Gallery Employers from the Public Services Health and Safety Association

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Television Film and Live Performance Sector During COVID-19 

Return to Stage and Performing Arts Playbook from the American Guild of Musical Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Face Masks and Dancing

#Lights on Venue Reopening Guide

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide Six Month Update

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

I Lost my Gig Impact survey

OAC Survey Results Early COVID -19 Impacts on OAC Funded Organizations

Canada Council National Survey Results

Arts Response Tracking Survey ARTS

CAPACOA Employment in the arts and cultural industries

The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts - Now More than Ever: Towards a National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts

National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS) Survey Results



The Resource Room - Live on Zoom / Online workshops supporting wellness & resilience in the dance community Hosted by DTRC

Mental Skills for Dance with Lauren Ritchie June 9 2- 3 pm Register



The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program

Front Row Insurance

Financial Tipsheet from Young and Associates


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