We've compiled a list of resources pertaining to COVID-19. Categories included are:

  • Government of Canada
  • Province of Saskatchewan
  • Response from Provincial and National Granting Agencies
  • Relief Funding and Funding Streams
  • Online Training Resources
  • Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
  • Surveys and Measuring Impacts
  • Advocacy
  • General Resources
  • Arts and Culture online
  • Health and Mental Health Resources

We'll be updating this list as things develop and we discover important resources. If you know of a resource that you think should be included, email Reed Langen at outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Consultation - to inform potential changes to the CEWS to help maximize employment and best meet the needs of businesses and workers during these challenging times.

Managing stress and anxiety during a pandemic - Health and Mental Health

Find financial help during COVID-19 - online tool created by the Government of Canada to help Canadians navigate the various financial benefits available during the pandemic

CBC Benefit Guide - A hub of benefits the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus.

Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan - Find information about updates made to the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, as changes in restrictions are gradually phased in.

McConnell Foundation. New grants that respond to the Covid-19 Crisis

Government of Canada

Find financial help during COVID-19 - online tool created by the Government of Canada to help Canadians navigate the various financial benefits available during the pandemic

$500 Million for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations - Government of Canada

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) - Government of Canada

CERB may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.

Canada's Economic Response Plan - Government of Canada

Important information for all workers, non-profits and businesses.

Service Canada 

Service Canada is one of the locations where you can apply for EI. The Federal Government has passed the Emergency Response Fund, which collapsed the previous Emergency Benefit and Support Funds, so it's best to review this new fund. 

Canadian Revenue Agency

With CRA administering employment insurance, make sure that you are registered with CRA. The Federal Government has passed the Emergency Response Fund, which collapsed the previous Emergency Benefit and Support Funds, so it's best to review this new fund. 

Employment Insurance – Government of Canada

Financial help for Canadians outside Canada - Government of Canada

For Canadians who have no available source of funds to return home, Canada has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad.

Province of Saskatchewan

Support for Workers - Government of Saskatchewan

Outlines who can access support from the provincial government.

Covid-19 Information Page – Government of Saskatchewan

Information related to government measures can be found here, as well as the coronavirus count in the province, mitigation strategies and other health strategies.

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak - Government of Canada

Response from Provincial and National Granting Agencies

Saskatchewan Arts Board Covid-19 response -The Saskatchewan Arts Board has posted FAQ for people who have received, applied and/or are applying for grants. They have also posted about the measures that they are taking.

SaskCulture response to Covid-19 - SaskCulture has posted about the measures they are taking as well as information about grants.

FAQ - Covid-19 and Grant Recipients/Applicants - Creative Saskatchewan

Important Information related to COVID-19 - Canada Council for the Arts: FAQs for people who have received, applied and/or are applying for grants. They have also posted about the measures that they are taking.

Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to Covid-19

Relief Funding and Funding Sources

McConnell Foundation. New grants that respond to the Covid-19 Crisis

The Photographer Fund - $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19

CARFAC Saskatchewan Artists Emergency Relief Fund - Up to $500 for individual visual artists in need. Intake: July 1 + 15.

Digital Orginals Funding Initiative -  CBC/Radio-Canada and Canada Council for the Arts announce “Digital Originals” funding initiative to support Canadian arts community

Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals Emergency Relief Fund

For SATP members, the organization is offering one-time full and partial compensation of necessities such as rent and food.

Woodcock Fund Grant - Writer's Trust of Canada

For writers facing financial crisis in mid-project. Min. of two books or equivalent published.

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists - Glad Day Lit

Given that both Glad Day and the people they serve are faced with an immediate crisis, they want to create a fund that supports Glad Day and the people they serve.

Actors Fund of Canada The AFC supports entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance. The AFC can provide short-term emergency financial assistance for essential household bills and costs that cannot otherwise be paid. 

Unison Music Fund - Financial aid for musicians

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

This is the American/International version of the above resource list. Created by the same people.

Online Training Resources

Skillshare — A free resource with classes on writing, acting and many more topics.

Artscape Launchpad Learning — Free daily programming including artist talks and skill building workshops.

Isolate/Create — Free resource providing creatives with digital assets to spark creativity and inspire digital collaboration.

Resources for artists and arts organizations

CBC Benefit Guide - A hub of benefits the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus.

How are you adapting? Video Series from Business/Arts 

Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Fact Sheet 

Metric Categories for Arts & Culture - Canadian Heritage

Hon. Steven Guilbault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, shared this metrics document that suggests what categories you should consider as you are tracking your loses.


Tips for Completing Record of Employment Forms with respect to Covid-19 - Young Associates

Canadian Actors’ Equity AssociationThe CAEA has lots of updates about their organization and initiatives that they are taking on their website.

Preparing for the Potential Impact of Coronavirus - Arts Ready Alert

Arts Ready is an American organizations that specializes in emergency, risk and disaster management for arts organizations. Their website also has a schedule of webinars and valuable resources.

COVID-19 Resource Page - Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

More resources for folks.

Coronavirus Preparedness for the Live Performance Sector – CAPACOA

This document is variably a resource list, an advocacy toolkit, and offers subscription to their newsletter.

IFCCD Covid-19 Overview: Support for the cultural sector is growing around the world... unevenly

A letter from Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault

Resources for the Arts and Learning sector during the COVID-19 pandemic - The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning

Virtual Backgrounds by Artists Bridget Moser - Remai Modern

Surveys and Measuring Impact

National Survey on Federal  Emergency Aid Measures  and the Arts Sector in Canada, Canada Council for the Arts 

Saskatchewan Nonprofits & COVID-19: Impact Summary Report April 9, 2020


Artspond, Hill Research Strategies and others want to get your story about the impact this pandemic has had on your work. The ability to share your experience begins on March 24th

Association des théâtres francophones du Canada

The ATFC has created two surveys: one for organizations and for artists. Survey is in French.

Event cancellation spreadsheet

Canadian Arts Presenting Association is tracking cancelled or postponed festivals, tours, or solo performances in a google spreadsheet.

Estimation of Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Live Performance Domain

Frederic Julien, CAPACOA Director of Research and Development, has made estimate calculations of the weekly economic loss based on previous fiscal years and compiled data from surveys. With the help of Kelly Hill, he has four categories of estimated losses: admissions, GDP, output, and supply and use.  

Survey on Federal Emergency Aid Measures and the Arts Sector in Canada -Canada Council for the Arts


Covid-19 and the non-profit sector - Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is dedicated to supporting charities and non-profits as the situation evolves, and for advocating for support from the federal government 

General Resources

Saskatchewan Health Authority

All news about the Saskatchewan Health Authority and its facilities can be found here.

CBC Saskatchewan

Up-to-date news about coronavirus in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Medical Association

Information about and for physicians and healthcare workers.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak - World Health Organization

The WHO provides daily situation updates at an international level.

Outbreak Updates - Government of Canada

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 - World Health Organization

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak - Government of Canada

Arts and Culture Online

CBC’s Art Uncontained, a rich collection from CBC Arts offering inspiration for audiences and support to the Canadian artistic community in these unprecedented times. 

Virtual Tours, Museums, and Activities - Dunlop Art Gallery put together this amazing list of resources so you and your loved ones can experience the world from anywhere. No library card or sign-ins needed.

On the Boards.tv

In 2010, On the Boards theater launched OntheBoards.tv, a website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device.

The Social Distancing Festival

This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. So far, submissions have included clips from rehearsals, scenes done with cast-mates over webcam, recordings from previous workshops, design plans, and performers just doing the song they were really excited about singing into their webcam.


Contemporary plays transformed for podcast setting.

Cabin Fever: Online experimental films and videos

The initial intention of this list was to gather some experimental films together based on moods one might be experiencing while being cooped up, and has evolved from there.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Brick, a Literary Journal

Brick is an international literary journal published twice a year out of Toronto. Their entire catalogue is currently open to public.

Play Reading Relay

From 11AM & 6PM EDT on March 27th, 28 playwrights will livestream 10-minute readings from their plays over an exciting 7 hour day. Presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada for World Theatre Day.

Digital and Online Projects - Akimbo

Akimbo has an open list of artist run centres and other galleries that are posting online tours. 


National Film Board

10 University Art Courses that you can take for free online

Health and Mental Health Resources

Lumino Health

211 Saskatchewan 

A free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 5,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province. You can call, text, or web-chat

Crisis text line

American service, but with Canadian and UK outreach. 24/7 texting line.

Mental Wellness and Resiliency while Coping with COVID-19 - ementalhealth

Tips for the Depressed - n+1 magazine

Crisis services Canada - Providing suicide prevention and support. Call 1-833-456-4566.

Anxiety and Covid-19 - Online Therapy Unit

Online Therapy User

Learning to Love You More

Learning to love you more is both a web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.