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COVID-19 Community Resources

The City of Edmonton is working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS), which is leading the public health response to COVID-19. As you continue to plan your event, festival or project, we encourage you to refer to AHS, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada for accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19. 

Here are some resources to help artists, collectives and organizations navigate through this difficult time:

Alberta Health Services: AHS is the public health response agency and provides all official communications and updates;

Government of Alberta: Actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans;

Government of Canada: $27 Billion in direct support for Canadians and businesses; 

Government of Alberta: COVID-19 info for Albertans;

Canadian Conservation Institute: Recommendations for heritage institutions;

Canada Council for the Arts: Information and assistance;

Canadian Mental Health Association: Mental health resources;

Theatre Art Life: Survival tips for freelancers;

Generator: Tracking losses due to COVID-19;

CBC: Resources for Canadian artists and freelancers;

Unison Fund: COVID-19 Music Industry Relief Fund;

COVID Continuity: Resources for Business Leaders;

Government of Canada: Canada Emergency Response Benefit;

Canada Council for the Arts: $60 million in advance funding;

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance: Working Through This;

Canada Media Fund: $353 million investment in Canadian television and digital media production;

SOCAN: $2 million Enhanced Emergency Program for SOCAN members in need;

BOOOOOOOM.com: COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Creatives;

FACTOR: Phase 2, CMF COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund (August 19 deadline).

The EAC is committed to keeping you informed about how we are supporting our community during this uncertain time. Please reach out to EAC staff with questions about our programs, grants and services.

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