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Financial Assistance: The Joysanne Sidimus Fund

The Joysanne Sidimus Fund is a financial assistance program which helps eligible professional artists, full-time students in, and teachers at, recognized post-secondary arts institutions (as determined by the Eligibility Checklist below) to pay for the fee-for-service treatments offered at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (Centre) by covering 75% of the cost, up to a maximum of $760 for each successful application.

This fund has been named in honour of Joysanne Sidimus, whose vision and passion were instrumental in the creation of the Artists’ Health Alliance.

Please note that this program is funded entirely through generous private donations and funding is subject to availability of funds. This financial assistance is only available as short term support and is not to be relied on for ongoing medical care and treatment.

Application forms are available below for download.

Please read through the application form carefully before applying and call the Artists’ Health Alliance at 416-351-0239 or email admin@artistshealth.com if you have any questions.

To Apply:

Step 1:
Before applying OR re-applying for financial assistance you must have had an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre.
Applications will not be accepted until an assessment has been complete.
This appointment is free of charge and can be made by calling The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at 416-603-5263.

Step 2:
Download and fill out the correct application form. If you are not sure which form to fill out, please call our office at 416-351-0239 or email admin@artistshealth.com.

Forms:
If you are applying for Subsidy for the first time, or re-applying in a new tax year, please use this form:
Application Form

If you are re-applying for subsidy within the same tax year, please use this form:
Re-Application Form

Step 3:
Send your completed application and supporting documents (as outlined in the application form) to the Artists’ Health Alliance:

• By fax: 416-595-0009 to the attention of Netta Kornberg
• By mail or in person:

Joysanne Sidimus Fund
Artists’ Health Alliance
​​​The Lynda Hamilton Centre
250 The Esplanade, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1J2

Applications are reviewed once a month. Upon committee review, you will be notified via email about the status of your application.

Below are the upcoming deadlines to submit an application for review for that month:

• May 29, 2017 at 11am
• June 26, 2017 at 11am

Applications received after each month’s deadline will be reviewed the following month.

Have a question? Please click here to read our Joysanne Sidimus Fund FAQ.

Links and Resources

The Artists’ Health Alliance continuously works to provide a list of useful links and resources for the arts community. Please check back regularly for additions and updates.

Art Service Organizations:

Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) dtrc.ca
Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network (CSARN) www.csarn-craac.ca
Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) artshealthnetwork.ca
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) tapa.ca
Canadian Stage (The Relay) www.canadianstage.com

Financial Assistance:

The AFC – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry www.AFChelps.ca
Canvas: A Foundation for Artists www.canvasfoundation.ca
Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union www.creativeartscu.com

Health Services:

Paul B. Helliwell Patient & Family Library at Toronto Western Hospital Visit Website
Low Cost Dental Services View PDF
Mental Health Community Resources View PDF

Insurance:

The Arts and Entertainment Plan www.aeplan.ca
Writers’ Coalition Benefits Program www.writerscoalition.ca
Co-working Health Insurance Plan via Creative Blueprint coworkingontario.ca/cohip/

Podcasts:

UHN Patient & Family Libraries View PDF

Articles:

Musician, Heal Thyself! (The Whole Note) View PDF or read it at www.thewholenote.com
Dancers and the Art of Stress Management (Healthy Dancer Canada) View PDF
10 Stress Management Tools for your Dance Bag (Healthy Dancer Canada) View PDF
The Healthy Artist Guide to a Less Toxic Studio (Toxic Nation Project) View PDF

“I simply cannot believe that we have such an incredible resource in our city and I encourage every performing arts training institution to take advantage of it. Many of our students now use the services of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre on a regular basis.”

- Paul de Jong, Theatre Performance Program

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Upcoming Workshops

Yoga & Song

June 10, 2017

This one-of-a-kind workshop, hosted by The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, presents yoga as a tool for artists to find freedom of self-expression in both their artistic media and the sweet mundane of everyday existence. Life is noisy these days. With the power of social media, ...

Body/Mind/Spirit

May 18, 2017

*Please note that due to overwhelming response, this program is now full.   This innovative 7 session psychotherapeutic program integrates restorative yoga, self-compassion skills, and mind-body medicine to cultivate resilience in artists and cultural workers. Each week you will participate ...