Marit Stiles MPP, Davenport

Government of Ontario

Emergency Community Support Funds

Community-led support funds providing emergency funding to those in need.

These resources were updated on April 16, 2020*

 

  • Glad Day Emergency Survival Fund

 

Emergency fund for LGTBQ2S artists, performers, and tip-based workers. 

Accepting applications and donations

www.gladdaylit.ca

 

  • Canadian Artist + Musician Relief Fund 

 

Weekly financial support for low-income GTA artists and musicians whose livelihoods are affected by COVID

Temporarily closed to new applications, accepting donations

www.artistrelieffund.org

 

  • Actors Fund of Canada 

 

Emergency support for anyone working in the entertainment industry 

Accepting applications

www.afchelps.ca/get-help

 

  • Format Photographer Relief Fund

 

Assistance of up to $500 per person to self-employed photographers facing financial hardship. 

Accepting applications and donations

www.format.com/photographer-fund

 

  • Unison Benevolent Fund

 

Provides emergency financial support to music industry professionals in times of crisis.

www.unisonfund.ca/services/financial-assistance

1-855-986-4766

 

  • #COVID19 Sex Worker Emergency Support Fund!

 

Ensuring sex workers traditionally excluded from other relief efforts have access to resources. 

Temporarily closed to new applications. Accepting donations

www.maggiesTO.org/covid19

 

  • GTA Black Community Emergency Support Fund

 

For Black folks in the FTA who need extra support during these times

Temporarily closed to new applications, accepting donations

www.gofundme.co/f/black-emergency-support-fund