Resources and Support Services

We’ve gathered information on services and resources on crisis intervention, mental health support, income assistance, housing, and food banks. Access the information on services and supports in your province or territory below.


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



Other Resources

Community information centres providing referrals and links to local government and social service agency resources

CONTACT Community Information – Winnipeg
Le centre de référence du grande Montréal
St. John Human Development Council Infoline

Crisis Intervention Services

The Gerstein Centre (Toronto)

Counselling services for professionals in the music industry

Shepell FGI sponsored by Unison Benevolent Fund (free)

Financial institutions/Insurance companies for entertainment industry members

Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union
Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS)

Legal Assistance and Information for Artists

Artists’ Legal Advice Services (Ontario)
Community Legal Education Ontario
Artists’ Legal Outreach (BC)
CJAM – Clinique Juridique des Artistes de Montréal

Landlord and Tenant Information and Assistance

BC Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre
Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (Toronto)
Community Legal Education Ontario Landlord and Tenant Information

Reduced-cost dental clinics

Dental Services – Toronto Public Health
University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry Patient Clinic
University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry Dental Clinic
McGill University Faculty of Dentistry Dental Clinic
University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry Dental Services


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Professional and Industry Associations

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Canadian Federation of Musicians
Associated Designers of Canada
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
Canadian Film and Television Producers Association
Canadian Media Guild
Canadian Society of Cinematographers
Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology
Directors Guild of Canada
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)
Playwrights Guild of Canada
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Screen Composers Guild of Canada
Union des Artistes
Union of BC Performers
Writers Guild of Canada

Arts Service Organizations

The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (Toronto, ON)
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – WEST

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario
Canadian Conference of the ArtsCanada Council for the Arts
Dance Ontario
Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Quebec Drama Federation
Theatre Ontario
Toronto Theatre Alliance

Other useful links

The Dance Current
Performing Arts Lodges of Canada (PAL)
UBCP Member Benefits Trust

Please note: the information on this page is updated once every 6 months. While we ensure that all links to the websites on this page are working and accurate at the time of publication, the quick-changing nature of the web means that links to some resources may become stale. Feel free to reach out to us to let us know of useful resources that are not mentioned here. 

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