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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 2020-04-29 11:13:31 -0400
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    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.
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    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
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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
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    Yoga Wellness endorsed 2020-04-24 10:19:14 -0400
    My business is closed
    endorsed via 2020-04-24 00:50:58 -0400
    We’ve had to close down our business with 400 members. We’ve shifted to online but worry how long we can hold on to our members. We are now at half the amount we used to have and it will only get worse… Our community needs us, not some liquor store!
    Yoga Within endorsed 2020-04-23 22:22:19 -0400
    My business was closed . All of my instructors are contractors so I cannot apply for the government loan. I am still expected to cover rent, utilities, etc and I do not have any income.
    endorsed 2020-04-23 21:05:12 -0400
    My economic situation has been and will continue to be completely devesated by the forced closure. I’m truly supportive of the need to be closed for business for the safety of my clients, but to be expected to pay bills and taxes during this crisis is deeply unfair. As a single mom, I’ve been in a disadvantaged position for many years. Struggling to make ends meet. This situation will likely lead to foreclosure and bankruptcy for myself. It’s a tragic situation for so many of us. Please have compassion to our situation and offer help, not impossible expectations. Thank you.
    endorsed 2020-04-23 19:34:14 -0400
    Sole proprietor endorsed 2020-04-23 18:40:46 -0400
    I have been left with no income!!
    endorsed via 2020-04-23 16:57:53 -0400
    We’re in full shut down and doing our best to pivot things to an online platform. However, the existing expenses still affect us and though our landlord has been trying to help us, he too is affected by this pandemic.

    A top-down approach will be necessary to support the full chain of stakeholders for small businesses and their respective landlords for the long run.
    GO! Health & Fitness Lifestyle Coaching endorsed via 2020-04-23 14:43:30 -0400
    I’m a solopreneur and because of that, I am left with no funding. I would like financial support to help get my business online. I’m trying to get there but I have no money to hire help. I’m swamped and feeling overwhelmed with trying to survive.
    Apex health and fitness endorsed via 2020-04-23 09:42:01 -0400
    I have a studio/clinic that has (RMT, chiropractic services, Physiotherapy, and personal trainers) . I totally understand why we have to shut our businesses down. Fortunately I’ve been able to do some virtual training to pay my utilities and put food on my table for my family. But I’m making 15-20 percent of what I was making so I’m unable to pay my commercial rent. Because I’m making over $1000 I don’t qualify for CERB and because I have independent contractors and not a payroll I can’t get the $40,000 loan. If clinic/studio owners have to make the ultimate sacrifice of having no business come through their doors. It’s money we will never get back. The least the government can make landlord do is give us a rent freeze for a few months or a generous reduction where we only pay the TMI and the rest of the rent is forgiven. Rent deferrals just put us in more debt it’s not help. Loans is not help just puts is in more debt. Why do the landlords get to continue to get their profit while the rest of us suffer.