Official Statement from Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada, on the announcement of an emergency response fund for the arts, culture and sport

Today, the Government of Canada announced a $500 million emergency response fund to help Canadians working in arts, culture and sport.

“Now more than ever, the arts and culture play a pivotal role in our daily lives. In this vein, we look forward to continuing our discussions with Heritage Canada to see how Telefilm can further support the audiovisual industry and its talented creators.”

“In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I thank Minister Guilbeault and the Government of Canada for their support in providing this additional relief to an industry heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Telefilm has released a series of updates, which can be found here, as well as an updated FAQ section for COVID-19.