Hello! Thank you for taking the time to participate in this
survey. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry.
Through compassionate and confidential support, the organization helps 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.The AFC has engaged Nordicity to conduct a study assessing the financial well-being of the
workforce in the Canadian entertainment industry. Nordicity is a leading consulting firm specializing in policy, strategy, and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors. The firm has performed a broad range of work for organizations in theatre, film and TV including: the CBC; Theatre UK; Lights, Camera, Access!; Canadian Stage; the Canadian Film Centre; Massey Hall; and Music Canada Live, among others.This survey will collect information about employment,
income, household characteristics, and financial resources available to deal
with emergencies (like a sudden illness, cancelled contract, or costly dental emergency). The objectives of this study are: to learn about and build a picture of the financial stability of theatre, film and TV workers across Canada; to determine factors that contribute to household financial emergencies; and, to assess how these factors are likely to impact demand for The AFC’s programs and services over time.The AFC provides emergency financial assistance to any member of the Canadian entertainment industry who earns the majority of their income from work in the fields of TV, film, music, theatre and dance. This study is focused on people working in union positions in theatre, film and TV, because existing membership information will help us understand even more about the community based on what we learn in this survey. The results of this survey will be compared to information from The
AFC’s records and existing data about union and guild members across
Canada to determine how The AFC can better support Canadian entertainment
workers through periods of financial distress. The AFC remains committed to supporting the entire entertainment community.Responses to this survey are strictly confidential. Our findings will be reported only as averages and totals drawn from the complete
data set. None of the information collected in this survey will be stored or presented in a way that compromises the anonymity of any individual respondent.If you have a spouse or live-in partner who also works in
the industry, they may also be invited to participate in this survey. Please
ensure that only one survey is completed per household.