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COVID-19 Resources for Members

Help us help others.

In an effort to assist our community during this uncertain time, we are compiling a list of Canadian resources and federal and provincial aid programs. We expect this list to be dynamic, so please check back frequently.

If you come across a resource you think could be helpful to others in the creative realm, please let us know. We will be happy to add it. We appreciate your help in sharing this information.

Federal Government Information

Please use the federal government sites as your main sources of information about the virus and financial support for those living and working in Canada. The information changes frequently.

Government of Canada
Centre for Disease Control
Canada Media Fund relief 
Canada Council for the Arts

Provincial Government Information

Check your provincial government sites for support and health updates specific to your Chapter area.

Vancouver Island and BC Chapters:
May 27, 2020: BC State of Emergency Extended
BC Government COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information
B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service
BC Emergency Benefit for Workers 
BC One-Time Enhanced July 2020 Payment for the Climate Action Tax Credit 
BC Temporary Rental Supplement Program 
BC's Restart Plan 
Give A Hand Vancouver
Small Business BC

Alberta North and South Chapters
COVID-19 info for Albertans

Manitoba Chapter

Saskatchewan North and South Chapters

Members at Large

Atlantic Chapter
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador

Arctic Chapter

Resources and Actions

GDC on Instagram: How can designers help reduce the spread of COVID-19?

Support bookstores: View the CBC map highlighting Canadian bookstores selling online due to COVID-19

Adobe SUMMIT - Digital experice: The digital experience conference has gone digital. Hear from Adobe leaders. Discover new product innovations. Explore 100+ breakouts across six tracks. All in your browser and on demand.

99U Conference: Hear from a diverse group of thinkers and doers in a series of keynote talks. 99U speakers offer pragmatic, real-world insights that transcend creative sectors. All for FREE, just register for the live conference on June 17, 2020.

This amazing article from Carina Cortese, Principal at SYPartners, to help you and your organization transform in this times of uncertainty. Also, check SYPartners' weekly 90 minute series This Human Moment to help us navigate, understand, and create new ways to flourish our businesses and organizations through the understanding of the stages of collective trauma, grief and renewal.

Resource for Vancouver Island businesses: Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is hosting a free series of brief conference events designed to provide close-to-the-ground “how to” information. Islanders can hear from though leaders and network with peers to help their decision-making during the COVID-19 crisis.