Actors' Fund of Canada

Emergency Financial Aid Program

The AFC is a charity with a mission to help Canada’s arts and entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work when they face a crisis due to illness, injury, or other personal hardship. Programs: Emergency Financial Aid, Personal Support & Advocacy, Financial Wellness.

AMDF supports the healthcare portion of the Emergency Financial Aid program, which helps to cover expenses for things like physiotherapy, prescription drugs, counselling, dental treatment, medical equipment and devices, extended health insurance premiums and fees for addiction treatment. People dealing with financial stress are twice as likely to report poor overall health, four times as likely to suffer from sleep problems, headaches and other illnesses and more likely to experience strain on personal relationships. Given that the mental health of youth is directly related to the mental health of caregivers, AMDF supports this program as part of our youth mental health initiative.

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“The funding from the Aubrey & Marla DanFoundation helps cover healthcare costs for our clients who have no support system to fall back on. The impact of this contribution has been tremendous.”


Executive Director, The AFC