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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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Latest Resources:

Join industry thought leaders in a series of panel discussions around current challenges, crisis management strategies and solutions needed to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.  Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Canadian Government is proposing to offer commercial rent relief in the form of loans for landlords of small and medium-sized businesses that would cover up to three-quarters of tenants’ payments for three months, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Friday, Apr 24, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday, May 08, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Resources, community, and support to help performing arts professionals maintain financial health and well-being during this challenging time. Presented by Financial Wellness Counselor Rebecca Selkowe, J.D., each single-session […]

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In this FREE interactive training, CM and HARP will bring some of CM’s Basic Rigging Practices and present them virtually Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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$9B aid package aimed at students $1250/month for months of May – August $1750 if the student is taking care of someone or has a disability. Working students earning less than $1,000 per month can apply Payments will be made through CRA “The benefit can be accessed by those in post-secondary school now, headed to […]

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Policies vary by carrier, so it’s always best to visit your airline’s COVID-19 resource pages directly for the most up-to-date information and guidance. Trip Advisor has aggregated links to those resources on their site, where you can find all of the most recent updates from your airline of choice. To exchange information with other travelers […]

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Ontario
Posted 3 months ago

BeanBagChat offers free, safe, and engaging support with: online peer support and/or counselling from partner organizations online mental health support tools a path to face-to-face peer support and counselling at partner organizations Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Online
Posted 3 months ago

Develop your skills and your career with resources to learn at your own pace, or with Unity experts. COVID-19 community support: Unity is committed to supporting our community of creators during this challenging time. Get three months of complimentary access to Unity Learn Premium, and join Create with Code Live, a virtual course for students, […]

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A comprehensive hub of benefits the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Posted 3 months ago

Dan Page with an introduction to DiGiCo theatre software, explaining how it differs to live software and some of its basic features. Dan Page presents part 2 of the Theatre Video Series: DiGiCo Theatre Software – Advanced Features and Programming. In this session, Dan will cover more advanced Theatre Software programming features and answer some […]

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Please take five minutes to participate in our data collection on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Canada
Posted 3 months ago

Ottawa adds these people eligible for CERB now: – People who Earn up to $1,000 a month. – Seasonal Workers – Those who have run out of EI (Employment Insurance) Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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light
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Posted 3 months ago

The Billington Files Practice your programming skills in real time as you listen to award-winning Lighting Designer Ken Billington direct his lighting team for the production of  New York City Center Encores’ Me and My Girl. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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The federal government launched the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) to help businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis keep and rehire their employees. Find out who qualifies for this relief. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Rigging/Flys
Online
Posted 3 months ago

TAIT is now offering free online training courses for iQ Powered by NAVIGATOR to the live event community. By providing these courses, everyone interested in participating is given an opportunity to learn, engage and prepare for future automation experiences. Whether a first-time learner or highly experienced show operator, the iQ Training Video Series is tailored […]

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