COVID-19 SUPPORT

HOW CAN I HELP

COVID-19 has caused a complete shut down of live performance venues which is leading to financial challenges faced by those involved in the comedy industry including: stand-up, sketch and improv performers, producers, agents/managers, servers, administrative staff, promoters, and other venue and event-related professionals.

Over the last few days, comedy fans and supporters have reached out to CASC to find out where they can donate to help those in the comedy industry get through this difficult time.
Emergency Relief Fund
CASC has put together a Fundraising Task Team to help Canadian Comedians during this time of crisis. Please see the GoFundMe Campaign started by Derek Forgie here.

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CANADA EMERGENCY RELIEF BENEFIT

On April 15, the Prime Minister announced expanded eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This includes:

- Artists and creators who receive royalty payments from prior copyrighted works are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, provided that they meet other requirements.
- Allowing people to earn up to $1,000 per month while collecting the CERB.
- Extension of the CERB to workers who recently exhausted their EI regular benefits and are unable to find a job or return to work because of COVID-19.

Please click the button for more information

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION COMES IN. PLEASE COME BACK OR CONTACT US TO SHARE NEW
CASC has pulled together a list of donation information and GoFundMe pages that are rallying around the comedy industry.
Actor’s Fund of Canada
afchelps.ca

Bad Dog Theatre
baddogtheatre.com/donate

Comedy Bar Live on Twitch
www.twitch.tv/comedybartoronto

Comedy Nest Montreal
Grab a gift card by calling 514-932-6378

Grindstone Theatre
www.grindstonetheatre.ca/support/

Help Second City Toronto Night Staff
www.gofundme.com/f/9he63c-help-second-city-toronto-night-staff

Improv Niagara
improvniagara.com/product/10-show-card/

The Kinkonauts
www.kinkonauts.com/product/gift-card/

Little Mountain Gallery 2020 Fundraiser
gofundme.com/f/little-mountain-gallery-2020-fundraiser

Making Box Theatre
themakingbox.ca/gift-cards/

Montreal Improv
billets.impromontreal.com/

Rapid Fire Theatre
rapidfiretheatre.com/donate/

Rumour’s Comedy Club
www.rumorscomedyclub.com/giftcard/

Social Capital Theatre Employee Assistance Fund
www.gofundme.com/f/socap-employee-assistance-fund

TOArtist COVID Response Fund
https://torontoartsfoundation.org/toartistresponse

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
torontosketchfest.com/the-festival/donate/fiteen-forward/

Vancouver TheatreSports
vtsl.com/show/donation-show/
Stand UP for Student Well Being
suswb.ca

LOOKING FOR HELP

Comedians looking to apply for support, please see the list below.
Actor’s Fund of Canada
afchelps.ca


Emergency Relief Fund for Canadian Comedians
https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-canadian-comedians


APPLY HERE
THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED ONCE THE EMERGENCY CARE FUND IS ACTIVE.

ARE YOU PROVIDING HELP?

If you are the facilitator of a fund that directly supports Canadian comedians, please send your link to info@canadianstandup.ca and we will update the list.