Ontario Lifting Capacity Limits in Select Settings

Oct 12, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Ontario Cautiously Lifting Capacity
Limits in Select Settings

From the Ministry of Health:

"With public health and health care indicators remaining stable or improving, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is cautiously lifting capacity limits in select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required, as well as certain outdoor settings that have a capacity below 20,000. This gradual and incremental approach will continue to help protect people and ensure the province continues to cautiously lift public health measures safely.

In keeping with the government’s cautious approach, effective Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits [have been] lifted to allow 100 per cent capacity in the following settings:
  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas;
  • Spectator areas of facilities for sports and recreational fitness (would not include gyms, personal training);
  • Meeting and event spaces (indoor meeting and event spaces will still need to limit capacity to the number that can maintain physical distancing);
  • Horseracing tracks, car racing tracks, and other similar venues; and
  • Commercial film and television productions with studio audiences.
Capacity limits will continue to remain in effect in all other remaining settings at this time."

Read the full news release HERE
Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations
Deadline: October 20, 2021
Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, galleries and historic sites, may be eligible to receive Museums Assistance Program (MAP) funding through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2021. 

For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. If you have already submitted an application, thank you, no further action is required.

Applying for Funding

Applications are accepted through the Canadian Heritage Funding Portal.

To apply through the portal, you will need to complete a three-step online application process:
  1. Create a User Profile: 
    • The individual that sets up the Applicant Profile and registers the organization should be the Authorized Representative, someone with signing authority for your organization. The Authorized Representative will be considered the signatory on the application form.
  2. Register your Organization:
    • To complete the Registration of your Organization, you will need the following documents:
      • Proof of your organization’s legal status (letters patent/incorporation documents, partnership agreements, constitution or bylaws or other recognized documentation); if your organization is an unincorporated association, ad hoc committee or trust without any by-laws or a constitution, you can attach a copy of meeting minutes or a list of your controlling members.
      • Direct Deposit Enrollment Form, stamped by a financial institution or accompanied by one supporting document (a void cheque, banking letter, or management letter).  Direct Deposit Enrollment Forms can be downloaded from the portal.
  3. Submit an Online Application Form:
    • To complete your MAP Reopening Funding Application, you will need the following documents:
      • Proof of signing authority (bylaws, constitution, Board resolution or other document)
      • Financial Statements from 2019 or last completed pre-pandemic fiscal year (audited if available)

Apply immediately, as funds are limited. 

If you have non-portal questions, contact:

John Bell                                  
Bruce Borysiuk                         
Sarah Hill                                 
Roger Brathwaite (en français)  
Tracy Marsh                              

For assistance, please contact:
Telephone: 1-866-811-0055
TTY (Teletype for the hearing impaired): 1-888-997-3123
Email: PCH.info-info.PCH@canada.ca
Please click HERE for more information. 
Please click HERE for tips and tricks for your MAP application. 
Please click HERE for a helpful infographic. 
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