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Back to work? Not soon.

Well, here we are mid-June, the CERB payments have been continued (sadly skipping a 2 week period) which will affect many of us in the live event industry. I also hear people being disappointed in the government for their way…

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Fourth Open Letter

An open letter to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hon. Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, The CERB is a key support for most Canadian live event technicians, artists and arts workers to survive this pandemic. It is…

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Newsletter – May 1 2020

International Workers’ Day For over a century, the first day of May has been celebrated internationally as a day to commemorate the struggle of workers around the world. This year, under the veil of COVID-19, it has become ever more…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

This program is designed to communicate the most current health and safety information relevant to our community of filmmakers, producers, crew, and industry professionals. The materials in these guidelines have been reviewed by medical experts and sourced using reputable, science-driven resources.  You’ll receive a Safe Sets™ COVID-19 Certificate when you complete the course. The certificate demonstrates to […]

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As we reach the conclusion of the 600MHz UHF spectrum reallocation, it is even more crucial for wireless systems to feature smart technologies that maximize channel count and enhance operational stability. The latest digital wireless systems from Shure deliver unprecedented performance and reliability in challenging RF environments. In this webinar, learn more about the smart […]

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15 May 2020 risk assessment of the performance industry by David Michaels, PhD, MPH, submitted to the Actors’ Equity Association. [PDF] Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Please note that information updates are frequent, and this information is relevant as of May 2020. Consult WorkSafeBC’s COVID-19 and returning to safe operation guide and information from the Public Health Office (PHO) for the most up-to-date information.This framework is developed to specifically address the risks associated with COVID-19. It is designed to help organizations […]

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Short questionnaire by the Canadian government to help guide you to available benefits. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Canada Development Investment Corporation’s Emergency COVID-19 Mandate CDEV and CEEFC have been mandated to assist the Government of Canada as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. As a federal Canadian Crown Corporation established to manage investments assigned to it, CDEV has been mandated to implement the Government of Canada’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility in […]

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. It offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to: reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants  meet operating expenses on commercial properties Property owners must offer a minimum of a […]

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Posted 2 months ago

How it works Post a picture of yourself at work using the hashtag #WeGoUnScene on Instagram, Twitter – or post a picture directly on our Facebook page. Include a short story on why you enjoy working in the entertainment industry. We’ll repost the photo on Instagram or highlight it on our Facebook page to show […]

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Posted 2 months ago

Filming or other on-site activities, especially those that require the gathering of workers, performers or others are not permitted to resume in Stage 1. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Today, our government announced more details about our $500 million investment to support these industries. The distribution of funding will include: – Up to $326.8 million to be administrated by Canadian Heritage and divided among select departmental programs and Portfolio agencies as well as key delivery organizations. Specifically: –>$198.3 million will be provided to the […]

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While the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, the legislation and regulations used to govern Ontario’s workplaces are not. Under Ontario law, employers have the duty to keep workers and work sites safe and free of hazards. Workers have the right to refuse unsafe work. If health and safety concerns are not resolved internally, a worker […]

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This is not a legal document and employers are advised to seek legal advice. Employers and constructors have obligations to protect workers from hazards in the workplace as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations and the directives coming from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.Workers should raise any […]

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Posted 3 months ago

Welcome to the LAVNCH registration page. As the LAVNCH Platform requires registration (aka: doesn’t allow anonymous users), the following questions are required for registration but we promise they will only take you a few minutes. LAVNCH is not in the business of selling data to advertisers or marketing firms. This registration form will allow us […]

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