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

REMINDER | Phase 2 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds – Audiovisual Allocation application deadline tomorrow, October 16

October 10—As detailed in a previous Note to Members, on September 17, the Canada Media Fund announced the official criteria and application process for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds.


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Ontario implements additional public health measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel

October 9—The Ontario government is introducing additional targeted public health measures in Ottawa, Peel Region, and Toronto. Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01 am, these modified Stage 2 restrictions will be in place for a minimum of 28 days and reviewed on an ongoing basis.


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Federal government announces COVID-19 insurance fund for Canadian production sector

September 25—After months of concerted advocacy by the CMPA, AQPM and key industry stakeholders, today the federal government announced a new $50 million Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions, a program designed to address the lack of COVID-19 insurance coverage for the Canadian screen-based production sector.


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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.