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AFBS renews its support of The AFC with a $100,000 donation
AFBS, the only national insurance and investment provider established and owned by Canadian performers and screenwriters, has supported The AFC for over two decades, through annual donations and providing a subsidized office space for the organization.
“AFBS is deeply invested in fostering the welfare of Canadian artists and entertainment workers – that’s why we reaffirm our support of The AFC,” said AFBS President and CEO Robert M. Underwood. “Their work is focussed on strengthening our community and helping our Members and other industry workers maintain hope, dignity and security during crisis situations. We are proud to renew our support this year to help boost The AFC’s growing portfolio of programs.”
“Our work would not be possible without the support of such vital donors as AFBS,” said The AFC’s Executive Director David Hope. “Their generous donation and continued support will not only allow us to provide a lifeline to hundreds of artists and entertainment professionals going through hard times, but will also enable us to offer more services that address the needs of industry members in the most sustainable way.”
AFBS has been supporting artists’ health and retirement needs since 1975, making insurance benefits accessible to over 17,000 Members and managing over $655 million of their retirement savings.
The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, The AFC helps Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. Last year, The AFC distributed over $700,000 in emergency financial aid to help entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance.