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Announcement (National): The Actors’ Fund of Canada Rebrands – The AFC

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Announcement (National): The Actors’ Fund of Canada Rebrands – The AFC


The Actors’ Fund of Canada rebrands as The AFC to communicate its mission of compassionate emergency assistance to all members of Canada’s entertainment industry.

Fiona Reid, President of the Board of Directors, has announced that the Actors’ Fund of Canada has evolved its branding and will now be known simply as The AFC. The AFC assists more than 200 Canadian entertainment professionals and their families each year and has provided financial assistance to over 12,000 professionals across Canada since it was founded in 1958. The AFC provides over $500,000 a year in compassionate aid to Canadian entertainment professionals helping them maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.

“We’ve simplified our message: previously known as the Actors’ Fund of Canada, we’re rebranding as The AFC to be more inclusive” says Fiona Reid, award-winning actor and President of the Board of Directors. “The AFC was founded by actors with a mandate to provide emergency financial assistance to all who work professionally in the arts and entertainment industry. It’s for everyone working in all aspects of film, television, theatre, music and dance when illness, injury or other personal or professional hardship has compromised their health, housing or ability to work,” says Reid.

“Most entertainment industry professionals work on contract or in temporary jobs with little income stability. Even the most established artists and technicians can find themselves in a precarious financial position. The AFC is a real lifeline for those in our community and helps to keep the lights on and food on the table,” says David Hope, Executive Director of The AFC.

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