Join the Coalition

We have a letter to various levels of government outlining our demands and the needs of our industry in this crisis. You can see our full letter here.

If you are a business or independent contractor in our industry and would like to join our coalition by adding your name to our letter fill in this form.  

We are uniting to demand relief for our industry, which we built to be the social, emotional, and physical backbone for so many Canadians. A united voice will be instrumental in weathering this crisis together.

It's our responsibility now to do whatever we can to make sure we are still here when this crisis passes. Join today, and leave a comment to tell us how your practice has been affected.

Comments are included below.

 

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    endorsed 2020-05-05 18:51:30 -0400
    My gym has been forced to shut down due to covid 19. I’m offering free online workouts but it doesn’t look like gyms will be able to reopen anytime soon. Gyms are vital to mental and physical health and without support, we won’t be able to sustain free classes forever.
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    Prashanta Yoga endorsed 2020-04-30 19:31:13 -0400
    I am concerned that the current relief programs do not apply to our yoga studio. Our staff are all subcontractors and we do not have a “payroll” however our annual wages are close to $100,000.

    We do not qualify for the $40 k business loan nor the wage subsidy program.
    endorsed 2020-04-30 18:14:08 -0400
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    endorsed 2020-04-30 13:21:09 -0400
    As an RMT we have not been able to work since March 16.
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    endorsed 2020-04-28 12:33:57 -0400
    As a wellness practitioner, it’s been harder to connect with new clients, as everyone is on a tighter budget. It makes it difficult to stay in business.
    endorsed 2020-04-28 12:00:21 -0400
    bespoke cycle endorsed 2020-04-28 10:01:22 -0400
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    endorsed via 2020-04-27 11:08:32 -0400
    I am more concerned about AFTER the pandemic. Will people return? Will they spend money with us again? Will we ba able to afford our expenses with the knowled that we will see at least a 10% loss in clientele with a very slow gain after that.

    I want to be optimistic but in Alberta we are being hit hard and financially preparing for the worst economy we have seen since 1930.

    It’s scary.
    endorsed via 2020-04-27 09:15:26 -0400
    I am a wellness professional who’s business relies on being face to face with clients & patients. My income has been severely impacted by COVID.
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    endorsed 2020-04-26 20:57:08 -0400
    My clinic has been closed for 6 weeks and has no income. The landlord will not sign up for the commercial rent relief program and I do not qualify for the $40,000 loan as my RMTs are independent contractors and there is no payroll. Rent is due May 1 and I was barely able to make my April 1 payment
    endorsed 2020-04-26 20:39:01 -0400
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    Top Glove Boxing Academy endorsed 2020-04-25 09:31:48 -0400
    We have been closed since March 9th. Our income is our membership. No members no money coming in. We are a non for profit registered with the province of Ont. Our main goal is to get kids off 5he street. So for those kids we do not charge membership. We struggle to make rent in normal times , due to our cause. This COVID-19 shut down makes it impossible
    endorsed 2020-04-24 13:33:01 -0400