Advocacy Alert: Self-Employed Income and CERB Eligibility

Dec 22 2020

Canadian Dance Assembly, alongside Arts and Culture Worker Associations, wrote to the government on December 11, 2020 to seek clarification on letters that some have received (the “Eligibility Letter”).

A meeting then took place between associations representing over 75,000 artists and cultural workers across Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of National Revenue begins to address CERB Eligibility confusion for the self-employed.

The associations had requested clarity and a change of policy regarding CERB eligibility expressed in the Eligibility Letter. While the meeting did not result in a commitment from the government to change policy or a clarifying public statement, there were a number of clarifications that the government was able to provide during the meeting. Continue reading the full release HERE.