Marit Stiles MPP for 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


  • 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


  • Actors Fund of Canada 


Emergency support for anyone working in the entertainment industry 

Accepting applications


  • Format Photographer Relief Fund


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

Accepting applications and donations


  • Unison Benevolent Fund


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



  • #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


  • 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