COVID-19 is causing significant disruption for Canada’s production sector, creating business challenges for producers, and raising many questions. As Canadian producers face unprecedented upheaval as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep members updated on the evolving situation and the CMPA’s response efforts.

What’s new

Ontario state of emergency and stay-at-home order

April 7—Today, the Ontario government announced a state of emergency and stay-at-home order effective in all public health units as of 12:01 am on Thursday, April 8.


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Ontario “emergency brake” measures

April 1—Today, the Ontario government announced that it is imposing a provincewide “emergency brake” with new restrictions coming into effect in all public health units effective at 12:01 am on Saturday, April 3.


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Telefilm releases guidelines for extended Short-Term Compensation Fund

March 4—As previously announced, the federal government has increased and extended the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) through March 31, 2022, or until all funds are exhausted.


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Contact us


Should you have any questions about CMPA resources and communications related to COVID-19, please contact Andrew Addison (Vice-President, Communications, Marketing & Membership).

Although CMPA offices are currently closed, the organization remains fully operational, with all staff members working remotely, and available to answer any questions you may have. For a full listing of all CMPA staff members, visit our team page.