Arts Response Initiative

The Ontario Arts Council has created funding for individuals, collectives and organizations that assist artists in being able to continue their work admist the challenges of COVID-19.

Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Recently, proposal will be to add an extra $20,000 to the 0% loan in addition to the $40,000 original amount.

Up to $10,000 of the additional funds can now be forgiven (meaning if you had the original $40k; $10k was forgiveable, so overall $60k and $20k could be forgiveable) if repaid before December 31, 2022

Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Maximum of 65% of rent subsidized (depending on revenue drop %).

Main Street Relief Grant (PPE)

Up to $1,000 to cover PPE and retroactive back to March 17, 2020.

To be eligible must be between 2-9 employees within: retail, accommodation/food services, repair and maintenance, and personal and laundry services.

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

$10,000 - $20,000 grant that will assist with the province wide lockdown that matches dollar for dollar for revenue reduction from April 2020 (compared to April 2019).


Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (FedNor)

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) will support vulnerable businesses and eligible not-for-profit organizations that are impacted by the economic disruption associated with the COVID-19 pandemic across the regions of Canada. Applicants are eligible to receive up to 100 percent of total eligible bridge support costs, covering up to a six (6) month period.

Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension -

Up to 65% wage subsidy based on revenue drop comparisons