Professional Development: Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) and CARFAC Ontario


Presented by Flora Shum, Outreach Coordinator & Jason Samilski, Managing Director, CARFAC Ontario, and Daniel Pink, lawyer and board member, ALAS

In this 90 minute session, come and discuss key legal issues from the HAC survey, share your experiences, and ask questions to an ALAS lawyer and the CARFAC team. You will also be able to learn more about CARFAC Ontario and ALAS’ collaborative program, Ontario Artists’ Legal Support Network. This program has been formed to provide and prioritize free legal advice and information, one-on-one artist support, and resources for artists who lack access to these kinds of support due to overlapping systemic barriers such as racism, homophobia, transphobia, and/or misogyny. CARFAC Ontario and ALAS acknowledges that these barriers can be compounded by mental health issues, disabilities, poverty, legal/immigration status, access to education, experience in the justice system, among other ongoing barriers.

CARFAC Ontario and ALAS’ intention is to support artists through a holistic lens of care. Programs are developed in response to issues artists have identified. CARFAC Ontario and ALAS is here to connect with you individually so as to better understand the challenges you are facing, and how they may be able to provide support.

Register for free here.


Nov 28 2022


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm