Financial Wellness Program

Personalized advice • Practical solutions • One-on-one support

The Financial Wellness Program helps entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film and TV, theatre, music and dance to build and maintain financial stability.

Work in the entertainment industry poses unique challenges and risks, and it can be difficult to stay on an even keel in an unpredictable career. The Financial Wellness Program is designed to empower you to build financial resiliency while continuing to do the work that you love.

Who can take part?

If have earned at least 50 per cent of your income from the entertainment industry in the last three years, then this program is for you. Many of these services would usually have fees attached, but through The AFC, you can access them for free.

Services offered through Credit Canada

The AFC has partnered with Credit Canada, a non-profit agency that has helped millions of Canadians improve their financial situation over the last 50 years, to bring you:

Financial Counselling
A financial counsellor will assess your situation without judgment, help you address your biggest financial emergencies and work with you to create a realistic financial plan.

Financial Coaching
Financial counselling is focused on solving your most pressing problems. In a financial coaching session, you book one-on-one time with your financial counsellor to learn tips and tricks, work towards your financial goals, and build up your knowledge and confidence with the support of your own personal “money coach”.

Debt Management Program
If you’re struggling with debt, your counsellor can help to lower or even freeze your interest rates, then roll all of your debt payments into a single, affordable monthly amount that Credit Canada will collect and distribute for you. Your Credit Canada counsellor can determine whether the Debt Management Program is right for you. The AFC can help get you started by paying your initial setup fee.

Other Services:

Lynda.com subscriptions
Get unlimited access to skill-building courses on Lynda.com, an online learning platform. Learn or upgrade business, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Financial Therapy
Financial therapy provides an opportunity to better understand your emotional relationship to money.

For more than 25 years, Amanda Mills has helped artists of all kinds to achieve financial wellness. Through one-on-one sessions over the phone or in person, Amanda will work with you to identify and tackle the causes of your financial concerns, then help you come up with an action plan to move forward.

The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program is made possible through the generous support of Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner.


Sign up for The AFC’s Financial Wellness Program

    If you do not meet either of the above criteria, please contact Credit Canada directly for free services available to all Canadians
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