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August 31, 2022

The Reactivation Program

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 emergency 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.