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External Support Links

Links to financial aid, wellness and caregiver services, and other types of support.

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Dance Artist Syreeta Hector and her little one


Across Canada

AFC Navigator: A free, personalized, confidential assistance service that connects arts and entertainment industry workers to mental health resources, programs, and supports.

AFC Emergency Financial Aid: In case of a financial shortfall because of illness, injury, or other hardship (eg. caregiving for a partner with illness), this program can help with immediate costs like rent or mortgage, groceries, medical and emergency dental expenses, utilities, phone and internet bills, and more. 

CAMH Family Service: The Family Service provides treatment and support services to anyone who is concerned about the substance use of someone else.

Provincial: Ontario

The Ontario Caregiver Association: Mental health and peer support, including specialized support for Black, racialized, and Indigenous caregivers, as well as resources for grief and loss.

Caring for Children

Local Areas: City of Toronto

City of Toronto: Healthy Parenting Resources: information and tips on common topics related to parenting

City of Toronto: Child Care Fee Subsidy Calculator: determine whether you are eligible for childcare fee subsidy and estimate how much you will have to pay each day for licensed childcare

City of Toronto: Ontario Works Child-Related Benefits: Ontario Works provides money for food, shelter, child care, medical expenses and other costs to people in financial need.

City of Toronto Children and Family Programs

Caring for Elders