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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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App
Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, GTHA, Halton, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Online, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Scarborough, Yukon
Posted 3 months ago

The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Learn about funding that families can apply for if they have children who are not in school or child care because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 is being felt around the world. Loss of income, or the potential loss of income, and the decline of retirement and other savings, has many of us anxious about our personal financial situations. To help ease the stress on employees and members, Eckler’s free webinar on managing through difficult […]

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GTHA, Ontario, Scarborough
Posted 3 months ago

The Government of Ontario wants to protect consumers from being exploited for the products they need in response to COVID-19. Please take a moment to report anyone charging inflated prices after Mach 17th, 2020. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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audio, video
Online
Posted 3 months ago

Vegas Pro is a video editing software package for non-linear editing originally published by Sonic Foundry, then by Sony Creative Software, and now by Magix. The software runs on the Windows operating system. Originally developed as audio editing software, it eventually developed into an NLE for video and audio from version 2.0. Was this info […]

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ARRI Academy “Lighting Systems Control” with Lighting Professional/Author Richard Cadena goes over the basics of digital lighting control technologies. Whether you are starting out in the lighting industry or looking to streamline your production workflow, this 11-lesson video course is the ultimate guide to get you up and running with digital lighting control, using DMX, […]

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audio
Online
Posted 3 months ago

NEUMANN MICROPHONE BASICS – FREE WEBINARS In cooperation with the Sennheiser Sound Academy, Neumann will be offering detailed webinars on the basics of microphone technology in the coming weeks. In three one-hour sessions, trainer John McGregor will discuss all important aspects of Neumann studio microphones: Starting with the most important theoretical principles, through practical tips […]

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Online
Posted 3 months ago

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GTHA, Halton, Scarborough
Posted 3 months ago

Join the team to receive informed updates, opportunities to volunteer from home and recognize frontline workers and get up-to-date information on filling immediate need. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 Nope 0

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Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, GTHA, Halton, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Scarborough, Yukon
Posted 3 months ago

Emergency benefits: What each province is offering during the COVID-19 pandemic Every Canadian who is losing income due to the pandemic is eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which offers $2,000 per month for up to four months. Applications are expected to open in April. The government has said that applications will […]

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Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, GTHA, Halton, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Scarborough, Yukon
Posted 3 months ago

This document is adapted from information compiled and published freely by Dr. Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management at Carleton University. Dr. Robson is not affiliated with this website or its publishers. Any errors or omissions in adapting Dr. Robson’s are the sole responsibility of Live Event Community. Was this info helpful? Yep 0 […]

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App
Online
Posted 3 months ago

Talk on the phone with someone else stuck at home. Once you sign up and choose your language preferences, you’ll be subscribed to periodic calls. Your caller ID will always say “QuarantineChat” when your phone rings. After a brief moment on hold, you’ll match with another random person. You don’t have to pick up if […]

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Posted 3 months ago

U.S. Music Community resource to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020). How to receive unemployment as a result of losses from the COVID national emergency   How to receive  small business loans, advances […]

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artist
GTHA, Ontario
Posted 3 months ago

Please donate to the emergency fund for our Hamiltonian artists! 100% of contributions are allocated directly to artists who apply to the fund.DONATE APPLY FOR RELIEF CALL FOR PERFORMERS In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) presents the Hamilton Artist Relief Fund and Online Performance Series. HAC understands that the outbreak of […]

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Ontario
Posted 3 months ago

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is a specialty community legal clinic with a provincial mandate to advance and protect the interests of low-income tenants. We specialize in housing issues related to tenants in Ontario. As we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important steps we must take is to ensure […]

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