100 Lombard Street
Suite 303
Toronto, ON
M5C 1M3
Tel: 416-536-4827
Toll-free: 1-888-428-0362
Fax: 416-536-0859

About AFC

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship.

In the last 24 months, The AFC has distributed over $1.4 million in emergency financial aid to help entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance. The AFC believes by supporting the health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals, the industry as a whole will benefit. In a sector in which employment can be unpredictable, it’s good to know that a caring community has your back.


About the AFC (PDF, 451 KB)


Personal Stories (PDF, 2 MB)

"Without The AFC's help I would have lost everything" "The AFC is a bridge to better health" "The AFC gave me the confidence to carry on" "Receiving compassionate aid from the AFC was a huge help: I honestly don't know what we would have done without it"

How to Help

Those in Need If you work with people who may be in financial need due to a recent injury, illness, or other emergency, one of the best ways you can help is to let them know about The AFC. Here is some information about our services that may help you when discussing The AFC with people in need. Helping people in times of need is what we do, so thank you for helping us to help those in need in our community.

What does AFC do?

  • Provide short-term support (usually about one month or minimum payment)
  • Help with immediate costs (due very soon or recently overdue) that otherwise could not be paid
  • Help with basic costs of living, or emergency medical or dental needs

What doesn't AFC do?

  • Provide loans; all aid is given as charitable assistance
  • Provide loans; all aid is given as charitable assistance
  • Provide assistance with debt payments, income taxes, or educational costs (see our application form for more information about what kind of assistance we can provide)
  • Provide ongoing, recurrent, or long-term support, or top up income during unemployment

How it works:

  • Fill out a form with information about the emergency, employment, and financial details
  • Mail, fax, or e-mail it to us with documents that confirm the situation (see for examples)
  • The AFC’s Board of Directors will review the request and decide if and how we can help
  • If assistance is approved, we will provide cheques made out directly to creditors

Please see below for the printable AFC Application Process:


Application (PDF, 268 KB)