In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ALAS has postponed all scheduled events, which will be rescheduled at a later date.
We have temporarily suspended in-person Legal Clinic appointments, but are in the process of conducting a pilot project to offer Legal Clinic appointments via Zoom. For more information please visit out Client Intake Form page. If the pilot is successful then we will formally relaunch the ALAS Legal Clinic later for normal operation via Zoom later this summer. We are currently contacting individuals on our waitlist or who have otherwise requested appointments during the suspension of the Legal Clinic. We will respond to all appointment requests once we have reopened the clinic, and
In terms of immediate support for creators, ALAS has prepared a list of resources for creators, outlining the different economic and informational support measures being offered by Governmental and Private sources. This list is available here, and will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.
ALAS has also prepared a post on the emergency benefits being offered by the Canadian Government, including for workers who may not qualify for EI. The post is available here, and as new details become available we will follow up with additional information.
Finally, the ALAS Legal Database will continue to be available.
If you are a creator who is seeking support and/or information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact us to let us know what types of resources would be of assistance.
(Last updated: May 18, 2020)