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Though we are physically distant, together we can be creatively connected.



Canada Revenue Agency: Charities Directorate

As part of government actions taken in dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020.


CARFAC: Recommended practices for paying artists during the COVID-19 crisis

Guidelines to help the visual and media arts community establish procedures for paying artists when exhibitions, screenings, and other opportunities are disrupted due to cancellations or postponements.


Health Canada: For Workplaces

COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers


Health Canada: Community measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada

How to work together to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community


Leading Groups Online

A guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic, by Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter (Free PDF and/or E-book) 


LEAN Canada: Leadership Emergency Arts Network Information for Organizations

The LEAN Team has set up Advisors with experience in the sector in strategic decision-making, crisis management, financial analysis, board direction, relationship mediation, HR management, inspirational leadership to offer pro bono phone/zoom calls with organizations requesting some outside help/an ear/expertise.


Province of Ontario: Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public (March 17, 2020)

Legal order on temporary emergency powers limiting gatherings and closing all venues


Spektrix Ticket Converter

A free tool designed to make it easier for audiences to donate, or accept refunds as credit, with a single email click. The tool is available to all cultural organizations, regardless of the ticketing system you use


World Health Organization: Social Stigma associated with COVID-19 (​Feb. 24 Edition) 

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma



A resource matching initiative for artists, creatives & arts workers. Add your ideas, skills & capacity to potentially reduce the impact of COVID-19. 


CBC Arts: Here's where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns

This continuously updated list will direct you to the resources you may need right now


Health Canada: Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

A risk-assessment resource for those planning a mass gathering 


Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN): Webinars

ONN presents monthly lunch-hour webinars to spark discussion on complex or emerging issues affecting nonprofits and charities in Ontario, and provide a platform to share knowledge that crosses the nonprofit sector and helps organizations get their work done. 


Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT): Events

Webinars available to support the arts sector at this time.


Government of Canada

CBC Arts – Help and support for Canadian artists and freelancers

Music Canada – Online survey for musicians to provide feedback to help Music Canada understand and capture artists’ experience and convey their stories to all levels of government.

Canadian Live Music Association – Developed a list of resources for the Canadian Live Music Industry/businesses

Ontario Creates – Gathered a list of free and paid online professional development and training opportunities for the film industry

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