The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has a free Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks Business Continuity Plan available on their website.

TAPA COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

The COVID-19 Resource Toolkit includes the programs and partnerships TAPA has worked on to serve Toronto theatre, dance, and opera organizations during the pandemic. The Toolkit also includes ongoing advocacy communications between TAPA and bodies of government. The toolkit will be updated and shared with the TAPA membership on an ongoing basis.

TAPA COVID-19 Impact Survey #4 Results

Our industry has pivoted and many TAPA member companies have temporarily shifted to hybrid theatre, dance and opera models that include live streaming programing to pre-recorded film and digitization, as well we are anticipating the exploration of creating and utilizing outdoor spaces. TAPA is committed to tracking the numerous changes member organizations have made since the start of COVID-19 to represent the needs of our diverse membership in our ongoing advocacy efforts. One year later, we launched COVID-19 Impact Survey #4 and are now releasing the results.

The numbers tell the story and reveal the extraordinary setbacks members have encountered as the entire 2020-21 season has now been missed. In spite of these challenges, the majority of the TAPA membership anticipates being able to operate at some point during the upcoming 2021-22 season. Of 164 member organizations, 82% responded. The information released here is in aggregate.

Thank you to those organizations who were able to participate and to all TAPA members for your ongoing support of our advocacy efforts. 

TAPA Partnership with TIAO

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Tourism Industry Association of OntarioSafe Travels Stamp- Guidelines
- Terms and Conditions
- Application Form
More Information
Tourism Industry Association of OntarioSafe Travel Stamp Approved ApplicantsMore Information
Tourism Industry Association of OntarioSafe Travel Stamp Application FormEnglish
World Travel & Tourism Council
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
Safe Travel Stamp Training Guideling- How to Apply
- Protocols
- English & French

Preferred Pricing for COVID-19-Testing

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Canadian GovernmentEconomic Response Plan- Support to Canadians
- Support to Businesses
Canadian GovernmentCanada Emergency Response BenefitDetails on the benefitLink to more information
Canadian GovermentCOVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport OrganizationsQuestions and AnswersMore information

Financial and Management Resources

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
The AFCGet HelpFinancial help available to arts workers including adminstratorsThe AFC
Young AssociatesCOVID-19 TipsheetsFinancial Tipsheets to help organizations including working remotely, evaluating the impact of COVID-19, accessing the Federal Wage Subsidy and Records of Employment FormsYoung Associates
Canadian Relief/Stimulus MeasuresCOVID-19 ResourcesFunding programs and relief measuresLink to the document
Leadership Emergency Arts Network (LEAN)If you need help at this time in strategic decision-making, crisis response, financial analysis, board direction, relationship mediation, HR management, systems change or inspirational leadership, LEAN ON US!An immediate, grassroots, pro bono response network to help Canadian professional non-profit arts organizations (big and small) deal with what is coming at them during this crisis.More information about LEAN
Front Row Insurance/Steve BeattyCOVID-19 Claim Reporting FormCLAIM REPORTING Procedures for actONE & pactONE policy holdersClaim Form
Wage Subsidy Calculator SpreadsheetOwais Lightwala, Managing Director of Why Not Theatre has created a Wage Subsidy Calculator Spreadsheet to help companies figure our how much they stand to gain from the The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Access the spreadsheet

COVID-19 Public Health Updates

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Toronto Public HealthNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Situation reports, care, Q&A, event & travel info...
- French, Chinese, Farsi..
- ​March 16 statement​.
English​ | ​Factsheet

Daily Briefings @ 3:45 here.
Health CanadaFactsheets- Awareness resources, fact sheets: About, For travellers, etc..English​ | ​French
Health CanadaOutbreak Updates- Updates, travel, mass gatherings, advisories, symptoms, risks, prevention...English​ | ​French
Global Affairs CanadaTravel Advice and Advisories- General travel risk levels.English​ | ​French
Health CanadaCOVID-19: Travel Advice- Public travel risk specifically related to COVID-19.English​ | ​Chinese rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html
Public Health OntarioCOVID-19 Public Resources- Fact sheets: monitoring, isolation, guide for caregivers...
- Available in Chinese
- Available in Chinese.
English​ | ​French s-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources
Ontario Ministry of HealthNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Daily updates on COVID-19.
- Travel and care info...
English​ | ​French
World Health OrganizationCOVID-2019 Situation Reports- Daily situation reports from a global perspective...English

Workplace, Community, Stigma and Event Guidance

SourceTitleContentsResources Links
The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills DevelopmentLive Performance Health & Safety Guidance- COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers
- Screening for and managing COVID-19
- Controlling transmission
Downloadable PDF
Toronto Public HealthGuidance for Workplaces / Businesses and Employers- Factsheet for workplacesEnglish
Province of OntarioDeclaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
- Legal order on temp. emergency powers limiting gatherings and closing all venues.English
Toronto Public HealthGuidance for Large Community Events / Mass Gatherings- Factsheet for eventsEnglish
Health CanadaRisk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings- Risk assessment, mitigation and decision making for events based on WHO directionsEnglish rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html
Health CanadaFor Workplaces- COVID-19 guidance for employees and employersEnglish
Health CanadaCommunity measures to mitigate the spread...- How to work together to
reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community
World Health OrganizationMass Gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak- Interim Guidance on event planning.
14 February 2020
World Health OrganizationGetting your workplace ready for COVID-19- Feb. 27. Version 1.4English
World Health OrganizationSocial Stigma associated with COVID-19- Feb. 24 Edition. A guide to preventing and addressing social stigmaEnglish

Arts Funder Resources & Announcements

SourceTitleContentsResource Links
Canada Council for the ArtsFAQ - Impact of COVID-19 on Funded Projects- FAQ on cancellations, delay and travel warnings for impacted clients.English
Ontario Arts CouncilCOVID-19 OAC Activity Updates for March 16, 2020- FAQ for clients, government restrictions on events etc.English
Toronto Arts CouncilCOVID-19 Updates- Info for clients, sign up for updates.English
Canadian HeritageCOVID-19 Updates - Info for grants and contributions recipientsEnglish

Health/Mental Health Resources

OrganizationContentsWebsitePhone NumberAvailability
Distress CentreEmotional support, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postventionhttps://www.torontodistresscentre.com408-HELP (4357) or 1-833-456-4566 or text 4564524 Hours
CareMongering-TO: TO Community Response to COVID19Community resource sharing
Harm Reduction CoalitionHarm reduction guidance
American Foundation for Suicide PreventionTaking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre AllianceWebinar

Thank you to Hamal Doctor and Devon Ostrom for complying the above links

Additional Resources

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