The Reactivation Program provides direct financial assistance to independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who need financial support to maintain or regain work in the sector.

This funding provides a one-time relief payment of up to $2,500 for live performance workers, including independent, self-employed and gig workers with a focus on the theatrical and technical disciplines in Canada outside of the province of Quebec.

Through the Reactivation Program, The AFC will distribute up to $17 million in financial relief on an ongoing basis between July 2022 and March 2023.

You can apply for one-time assistance of up to $2,500 to help with items such as:

  • Basic living expenses (rent or mortgage, utilities, food, medical needs, etc.)
  • Expenses that will help you get back to work (equipment, transportation, certifications, etc.)
  • Additional costs incurred during the pandemic that are causing financial instability (moving costs, debt payments, outstanding dues, etc.)

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

Read more and apply here: