Advocacy and Legal

Actor's Fund of Canada
Since 1958, the Actors' Fund of Canada has helped thousands of performers and other entertainment industry professionals to get back on their feet after a major setback. Anyone in the entertainment industry can ask for help: actors, dancers, singers, musicians, writers, composers, directors, choreographers, designers, technical crew, film, television and theatre craftspeople, and supporting staff at performance venues. When artists in need have nowhere else to turn, the Fund can intervene at a critical moment with a rent cheque, grocery money, subsidy for prescription drugs, or other emergency financial assistance.

Artists Legal Advice Services (ALAS)
ALAS allows artists to obtain summary legal advice from Toronto's skilled entertainment law community. Issues frequently dealt with include the clarification of contractual provisions, the identification of problem clauses in contracts and the elucidation of an artist's rights under current copyright legislation.

Community Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)

4700 Keele Street West,
Osgoode Hall Law School
North York M3J 1P3

A university law clinic for claims under $6000 only - speak to Deborah Ram about scam agents.

Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA)
An arts advocacy group created to impress upon governments and the general public the importance of the arts and cultural industries in Canadian society. CCA is Canada's oldest and largest arts advocacy group representing the Canadian cultural community.

Volunteer Lawyers Service
Offers free legal support to eligible charitable and nonprofit organizations in Ontario that otherwise could not afford the services of a lawyer.


401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Telephone: 416.408.4556 (Find an Extension) / Fax: 416.408.3402
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Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
(In July and August, our hours are Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm and Friday: 9 am to 1 pm)