If you’re involved in Canadian film, television, theatre, music, or dance, then you need to know about The Actors’ Fund of Canada “which provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship.”
The Actors’ Fund is a registered charity that has paid out over $4.5 million in rent payments, grocery money, utility payments and other basic living expenses in the last 10 years.
Check out a few statistics:
In October 2013 you helped us distributed $40,120.21 to people facing illness, injury and other personal hardships:
$23,351.08 in rent and mortgage payments
$8,625 for groceries and other necessities
$3,602.56 in medical and dental expenses to keep people healthy
$3,026.57 to cover bills, keep the lights on and the phone connected
$1,515 to cover transportation costs, allowing people to get to work
[Source: Actors’ Fund]
Allowing you to apply for assistance when needed, all of the important details are included on their website and in their forms.
You can check out testimonials from Canadian creative professionals who have benefited from The Actors’ Fund to get an idea of how the organization has helped others.
Visit The Actors’ Fund of Canada and find out more about how they support Canadian cultural workers and how they may be able to help you.