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COVID-19 Helpful Links and Resources

We compiled a list of helpful links and resources to help support the Canadian music community during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope that everyone is safe and healthy. Please note that this list is a work in progress as we continue to add new resources. If you have any suggestions you can email us at

Click here to read FACTOR’s statement and updated cancellation policy for clients and companies. 

Canadian Funding Agencies Statements

Canadian Heritage Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19

Canada Council for the Arts COVID-19 Updates

Ontario Arts Council COVID-19 Updates

Toronto Arts Council COVID-19 Updates

Emergency Support Funds Resources

Government of Canada Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Toronto Arts Council TOArtist COVID Response Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund Financial Assistance

SOCAN Enhanced Emergency Program

Music Together Emergency Relief Fund

CBC Creative Relief Fund

AFC Financial Assistance

Glad Day Lit Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists

Public Health and Government Statements

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Government of Canada COVID-19 Updates

Government of Canada Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EU) COVID-19 Updates

Mental Health / Safe Space

CMHA Mental Health Resources / Mental Health Tips during COVID-19

World Health Organization Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Dandelion Initiative Tools & Supports for Survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic

BounceBack Mental Wellness Resources

Headspace Meditation Resources

Health Upwardly Mobile Inc. How To Manage Stress Levels During Isolation

Community Resources

Unison Benevolent Fund COVID-19 Resources for the Music Community

MMF COVID-19 Updates

Resources for Canadian artists, writers and media workers during COVID-19 shutdowns

Bandzoogle How musicians can ask fans for support during the coronavirus pandemic

I Lost My Gig

Toronto Musicians Association Coronavirus Information for TMA149 Members

FYI Music A Pandemic Resource Guide For Businesses and Artists