Actors’ Equity COVID-19 risk assessment

15 May 2020 risk assessment of the performance industry by David Michaels, PhD, MPH, submitted to the Actors’ Equity Association. [PDF]

Ontario stage one reopening details

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.

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Guidance on Health and Safety for Television, Film and Live Performance Sector during COVID-19

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 can seek enforcement by filing a complaint with the ministry’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.

Workplace Safety & Prevention ServicesGuidance on Health and Safety for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other TV and Film Employees during COVID-19

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 concerns to their:•supervisor•joint health and safety committee•health and safety representativeThis will help ensure the employer has taken all reasonable precautions.Ontario is currently in the midst of a global pandemic. 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 can seek enforcement by filing a complaint with the ministry’s Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008. Failure of the employer or constructor to comply with the OHSA and its regulations could result in a stop-work order upon inspection by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Bean Bag Chat

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

Survey of Impacts of COVID-19

Please take five minutes to participate in our data collection on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians.

Expired: Anxious Times Support Group – Thursday at 2 EST

We’re offering a free therapist-led online drop-in group for support and connection.

Join us at 2pm each Thursday in April as we create a safe space for you to share, be heard, and find new ways of supporting yourself to ‘ride the waves’ during the COVID-10 pandemic.

Tanya Kowalenko and Moin Subhani are both Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) trained in Relational Gestalt Therapy.

Huddle.Care online addiction group

FREE video-based peer support groups and substance use tracking around COVID-19.

Mental Health Toolkit for Individuals

The outbreak of COVID-19 can be stressful for people. We know that fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Get tips for coping with the ever changing reality that we are facing