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
|Tourism Industry Association of Ontario||Safe Travels Stamp||- Guidelines|
- Terms and Conditions
- Application Form
|Tourism Industry Association of Ontario||Safe Travel Stamp Approved Applicants||More Information|
|Tourism Industry Association of Ontario||Safe Travel Stamp Application Form||English
|World Travel & Tourism Council|
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
|Safe Travel Stamp Training Guideling||- How to Apply|
- English & French
Preferred Pricing for COVID-19-Testing
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
|Canadian Government||Economic Response Plan||- Support to Canadians|
- Support to Businesses
|Canadian Government||Canada Emergency Response Benefit||Details on the benefit||Link to more information|
|Canadian Goverment||COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations||Questions and Answers||More information|
Financial and Management Resources
|The AFC||Get Help||Financial help available to arts workers including adminstrators||The AFC|
|Young Associates||COVID-19 Tipsheets||Financial Tipsheets to help organizations including working remotely, evaluating the impact of COVID-19, accessing the Federal Wage Subsidy and Records of Employment Forms||Young Associates|
|Canadian Relief/Stimulus Measures||COVID-19 Resources||Funding programs and relief measures||Link 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 Beatty||COVID-19 Claim Reporting Form||CLAIM REPORTING Procedures for actONE & pactONE policy holders||Claim Form|
|Wage Subsidy Calculator||Spreadsheet||Owais 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
|Toronto Public Health||Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)||- Situation reports, care, Q&A, event & travel info... |
- French, Chinese, Farsi..
- March 16 statement.
|English | Factsheet www.toronto.ca/coronavirus
Daily Briefings @ 3:45 here.
|Health Canada||Factsheets||- Awareness resources, fact sheets: About, For travellers, etc..||English | French https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html|
|Health Canada||Outbreak Updates||- Updates, travel, mass gatherings, advisories, symptoms, risks, prevention...||English | French https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html|
|Global Affairs Canada||Travel Advice and Advisories||- General travel risk levels.||English | French https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories|
|Health Canada||COVID-19: Travel Advice||- Public travel risk specifically related to COVID-19.||English | Chinese https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/se rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html|
|Public Health Ontario||COVID-19 Public Resources||- Fact sheets: monitoring, isolation, guide for caregivers...|
- Available in Chinese
- Available in Chinese.
|English | French https://www.publichealthontario.ca/disease s-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources|
|Ontario Ministry of Health||Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)||- Daily updates on COVID-19.|
- Travel and care info...
|English | French https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus|
|World Health Organization||COVID-2019 Situation Reports||- Daily situation reports from a global perspective...||English https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports|
Workplace, Community, Stigma and Event Guidance
|The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development||Live Performance Health & Safety Guidance||- COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers|
- Screening for and managing COVID-19
- Controlling transmission
|Toronto Public Health||Guidance for Workplaces / Businesses and Employers||- Factsheet for workplaces||English
|Province of Ontario||Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public||- Legal order on temp. emergency powers limiting gatherings and closing all venues.||English|
|Toronto Public Health||Guidance for Large Community Events / Mass Gatherings||- Factsheet for events||English https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/8dbf-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Guidance-for-Large-Community-Events-Mass-Gatherings.pdf
|Health Canada||Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings||- Risk assessment, mitigation and decision making for events based on WHO directions||English https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/se rvices/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html|
|Health Canada||For Workplaces||- COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers||English https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/being-prepared.html#a5|
|Health Canada||Community measures to mitigate the spread...||- How to work together to|
reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community
|World Health Organization||Mass Gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak||- Interim Guidance on event planning.|
14 February 2020
|World Health Organization||Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19||- Feb. 27. Version 1.4||English https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf|
|World Health Organization||Social Stigma associated with COVID-19||- Feb. 24 Edition. A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma||English https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf|
Arts Funder Resources & Announcements
|Canada Council for the Arts||FAQ - Impact of COVID-19 on Funded Projects||- FAQ on cancellations, delay and travel warnings for impacted clients.||English
|Ontario Arts Council||COVID-19 OAC Activity Updates for March 16, 2020||- FAQ for clients, government restrictions on events etc.||English
|Toronto Arts Council||COVID-19 Updates||- Info for clients, sign up for updates.||English|
|Canadian Heritage||COVID-19 Updates||- Info for grants and contributions recipients||English|
Health/Mental Health Resources
|Distress Centre||Emotional support, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention||https://www.torontodistresscentre.com||408-HELP (4357) or 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645||24 Hours|
|CareMongering-TO: TO Community Response to COVID19||Community resource sharing||https://www.facebook.com/groups/TO.Community.Response.COVID19/|
|Harm Reduction Coalition||Harm reduction guidance||https://harmreduction.org/miscellaneous/covid-19-guidance-for-people-who-use-drugs-and-harm-reduction-programs/|
|American Foundation for Suicide Prevention||Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty||https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/|
|Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance||Webinar Series||www.gvpta.ca|
Thank you to Hamal Doctor and Devon Ostrom for complying the above links
- Requesting Support in Difficult Times: It’s important to remember that you and your work have value: asking for support in a difficult time is appropriate. Download these templates for some helpful language.
- How to Transition to a Virtual Workplace Overnight
- COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
- Springboard for the Arts: Principles for Ethical Cancellation
- Global Public Affairs
- Webinar that was offered by Event Safety Alliance called Preparing Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak on Youtube
- Coronavirus Arts Ready Alert Sheet from our colleagues in the USA at ArtsReady.org and the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Response