(Last updated: March 26, 2020)
ALAS has gathered the following sources which provide information on the support mechanisms available (and planned to be available) to Canadian creators during the developing COVID-19 pandemic. This list is geared towards creators located in the Province of Ontario, but may include resources that are helpful to creators located across Canada.
We will be updating this page periodically as more information becomes available. If you are looking for assistance we recommend that you consider these resources, and continue to check back for more information as it becomes available. ALAS will continue to update this webpage as more information becomes available, and many of the resources listed below are similarly expected to update as things develop.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and you are located in Ontario then the Province recommends you immediately contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
1) Governmental Support
Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) – CCA is working with various Canadian government entities to put support mechanisms in place for the arts community in light of the developing COVID-19 pandemic. CCA has prepared an online info hub for details, and they will be updating the webpage as things develop.
The webpage is available at https://canadacouncil.ca/
Toronto Public Health Hotline: 416-338-7600 / 416-392-0658 (TTY) / PublicHealth@toronto.ca
311 Toronto: 311 / 416-392-2489 (if outside City limits) / 416-338-0889 (TTY)