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IATSE in partnership with ENCORE andwith the generous support of the CanadaPerforming Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer:AV Fundamentals – WINNIPEG

Date: Wednesday March 29 Time: â€‹8:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: RBC Convention Centre, Pan Am Room This course serves as an Introduction into Event Technologies covering the fundamentals of an Audio-Visual Professional. We will examine set-up standards, video, audio, and lighting basics as they pertain to AV set up and operation in…

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IATSE Canada, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a comprehensive training on “Basic Lighting Console Operation”. ST. CATHERINES, ON

Date: March 16, 2023 Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm Location: Partridge Hall, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2 This course is open to all performing arts workers and is being offered at no…

Read more IATSE Canada, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a comprehensive training on “Basic Lighting Console Operation”. ST. CATHERINES, ON

IATSE Canada, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a comprehensive training on “Bill 168 and the Ontario Human Rights Code”. – ST CATHERINES, ON

Date: March 28, 2023 Time: There are 2 sessions to choose from, please register for your preferred time. Session 1: 9:30am – 11:30am Session 2: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Location: Robertson Theatre, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St Paul St,…

Read more IATSE Canada, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a comprehensive training on “Bill 168 and the Ontario Human Rights Code”. – ST CATHERINES, ON

IATSE Local 822, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a “Black Hair Education” course.- TORONTO

Date: Saturday March 25, and Sunday March 26th Time: 9:00 am â€“ 5:00 pm Location: Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto ON M5E 1B2 This course is being instructed by Mykael Jackman, a leader in the hair industry for 30 years.  He is a Red Seal hairstylist/Barber Certified Teacher with…

Read more IATSE Local 822, with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer a “Black Hair Education” course.- TORONTO

IATSE in partnership with ENCORE andwith the generous support of the CanadaPerforming Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer:AV Fundamentals – WINNIPEG

Date: Wednesday March 29 Time: â€‹8:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: RBC Convention Centre, Pan Am Room This course serves as an Introduction into Event Technologies covering the fundamentals of an Audio-Visual Professional. We will examine set-up standards, video, audio, and lighting basics as they pertain to AV set up and operation in…

Read more IATSE in partnership with ENCORE andwith the generous support of the CanadaPerforming Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer:AV Fundamentals – WINNIPEG

IATSE Canada in partnership with ENCORE and with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer:AV Fundamentals – LONDON, ON

Date: Friday, March 10 Time: â€‹9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: RBC Place Convention Centre, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8 Room TBC This course serves as an Introduction into Event Technologies covering the fundamentals of an Audio-Visual Professional. We will examine set-up standards, video, audio, and lighting basics as they pertain to AV…

Read more IATSE Canada in partnership with ENCORE and with the generous support of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer:AV Fundamentals – LONDON, ON

<strong>IATSE Local </strong><strong>295</strong><strong>, with the generous support </strong><strong>of the Canada</strong><strong> Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer </strong><strong><em>Theatrical Fly Systems</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong><em>and </em></strong><strong><em>Counterweight Rigging </em></strong><strong><em>Training</em></strong><strong><em>.</em></strong>

Date: March 28th, 2023 Time: 9:00am â€“ 5:00pm Location: Conexus Arts Centre, 200 Lakeshore Dr, Regina, SK S4S 7L3 This day long training course with instructor Rick Boychuk focuses on the safe operation and maintenance of theatrical counterweight rigging systems. Rick has been in the industry since 1977 and has served as TD, PM and designer…

Read more <strong>IATSE Local </strong><strong>295</strong><strong>, with the generous support </strong><strong>of the Canada</strong><strong> Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund, is excited to offer </strong><strong><em>Theatrical Fly Systems</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong><em>and </em></strong><strong><em>Counterweight Rigging </em></strong><strong><em>Training</em></strong><strong><em>.</em></strong>

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GTHA, Ontario, Scarborough
Posted 4 years 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.

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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 …

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Online
Posted 4 years ago

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GTHA, Halton, Scarborough
Posted 4 years ago

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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.

Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, GTHA, Halton, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Scarborough, Yukon
Posted 4 years 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 be able to be made through CRA MyAccount or My Service Canada Account or by calling a toll-free number that has not yet been announced.

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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, …

Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, GTHA, Halton, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Scarborough, Yukon
Posted 4 years 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.

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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 th…

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Online
Posted 4 years 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 you’re busy—your partner will be automatically matched with someone else. And you can join and leave the line whenever you’d like.

It’s private. You use your phone number to sign up for Dialup, but your matches will only ever see your username.

All calls are end-to-end encrypted.

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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 “Quarantine…

Posted 4 years 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).

  1. How to receive unemployment as a result of losses from the COVID national emergency  
  2. How to receive  small business loans, advances and loan forgiveness  related to the COVID national emergency  
  3. Organizations providing relief and potential  grants  from the  National Endowment for the Arts  
  4. Additional resources from other organizations

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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 int…

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GTHA, Ontario
Posted 4 years 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 COVID-19 presents extraordinary challenges for artists and arts organizations in Hamilton, with unprecedented loss of revenue from performances, community events, education and professional presentations. 

The Hamilton Artist Relief Fund is focused on raising and distributing emergency relief funds for artists struggling during this difficult time and providing a curated online platform for local artists to present and perform to a virtual audience. 100% of the donations collected for the Relief Fund will be distributed directly to artists in need. 

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Artists are a big part of what makes this city great. Visual artists, musicians, DJs, actors, directors, writers, spoken word artists, teaching artists, all rely on people being able to access their work through events that have now been cancelled. Please consider donating here. Every penny counts, and every penny makes a difference.

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Are you a practicing artist in need of support? Relief funding can be accessed through a simple application form. Please submit your CV and a declaration of artistic projects and earnings lost due to the pandemic. Relief fund amounts start at $100 to a maximum of $1,000 based on individual needs.

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The Hamilton Artist Relief Fund Online Performance Series is about uniting our community through a curated online platform that commissions artists to present and perform while raising funds. In preparation for this initiative, we initiated a survey to gauge the impact of this crisis on Hamilton’s arts community, determining that the need is significant and urgent. 

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Our live video performance series of 40-60-minute presentations will feature Hamilton’s talented artists as we all work to raise funds for the Hamilton Artist Relief Fund. The Hamilton Arts Council will be offering $250 to each performer. Videos will be shared across all HAC social media platforms, along with daily video updates of our fundraising efforts. 

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Video performances will air most days Tuesday-Friday in the afternoon through Facebook Live. Stay tuned on Instagram and Facebook to receive updates on scheduling and how you can participate!

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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 respo…

Ontario
Posted 4 years 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 that everyone remains housed. Stable housing is critical at allowing our health system to remain functional.

Many tenants in Ontario are anxious about losing their home. The loss of income is a serious risk for renters during this epidemic. Half of renters in Ontario make less than $40,000 a year and can lose their home if they experience a minor disruption in their income stream.  Evicting tenants into homelessness is cruel and has serious public health consequences. The last thing we need is more people going to hospital emergency rooms, living in encampments, entering emergency shelters that are already at full capacity, or couch-surfing.

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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 issu…

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Canada, GTHA, Online, Ontario, Scarborough
Posted 4 years ago

Open the link in the browser on your phone, and “Add to home screen” from the share menu. You can also view/interact with it at this link on your desktop browser. Feel free to add resources!

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Canada, Online
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IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service) is a new initiative designed to provide support to our most at-risk, elderly, and/or disabled members during the COVID-19 crisis. This website will also be used to provide information about future Mutual Aid efforts from the IATSE.

For example, IATSE CARES creates a buddy system where members in need may sign up to have a volunteer check in with them as often as they choose.

We have also created a safe and free delivery system which connects trained and healthy IATSE Young Worker volunteers with older IATSE members in need. Members in need may request supplies, groceries, or whatever else they may need, and another IATSE member will bring it to their doorstep through our volunteer database.

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IATSE C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service) is a new initiative designed to provide support to our most at-risk, elderly, and/or disabled members during the COVID-19 cri…

Canada, Online
Posted 4 years ago

This general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike.

To take this online course, please follow these instructions;

  1. Copy this code: 207822299
  2. Go to www.OnlineLogin.ca.
  3. Click the blue Enter Code button on the right, paste the above code when prompted on the page ‘Use your code’, then click the green Submit button.
  4. If you already have an account, enter your username and password then click Login. If you don’t have an account, click Create Account.

If you require assistance, please call us at 604-733-4682, info@actsafe.ca, or use our live messaging here.

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This general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permitte…

The CERB Program has ended.

The CRA is continuing to accept and process retroactive applications for period 7 (August 30 to September 26, 2020).

You can apply for period 7 through the CRA’s My Account or automated toll-free phone line at 1-800-959-2019 or 1-800-959-2041.

It has been replaced by EI (if applicable), or CRB [Learn More]

The CERB supports Canadians by providing urgently needed financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4 week period (equivalent to $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks.

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The CERB supports Canadians by providing urgently needed financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who have been directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4 …

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