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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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    Clear Cut Fitness endorsed 2020-04-15 09:27:23 -0400
    We opened our doors April 1st 2019. We are incorporated and pay taxes. We do not meet requirements for funding for the business nor personal. I don’t know how our business will survive another month without sacrificing my personal needs, such as shelter and food. It’s a scary time. And I’m doing everything I can to stay positive. But it’s hard.
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    Milton Muay Thai Boxing Academy endorsed 2020-04-15 00:01:10 -0400
    Non Essential Service

    Doors closed. No revenue coming in.
    Diqmond Muay Thai Toronto endorsed 2020-04-14 22:42:53 -0400
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    One Body Wellness Massage & Osteopathy endorsed 2020-04-14 18:43:37 -0400
    Having to close our business doors instantly and having no additional source of income other than CERB (that will only cover 70 percent of my living expenses), I am worried about covering even one month of my business costs to keep my health clinic open.
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    I have lost every client I spent the last 20 years building I imagine some will return and some won’t and or will be slow to return and or people have taken my services into their own hands all at once. I support shut down but need relief to not pay bills and interest when no the money given by the government doest even pay a mortgage payment. And as an owner of an excavation coronation as well wsib should definitely not be collecting at this time.
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    Positive Motion endorsed 2020-04-14 09:21:11 -0400
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    With commercial rent payments and bills piling up the stress is piling up as well. As a sole proprietor/owner of a massage therapy clinic I do not qualify for any of the current financial help from the government for my business. The idea of taking on more debt to get through this mandatory closure is not going to help me survive. It will only burden me down the road with more stress and debt. The current “help” from the banks only piles on more stress and debt, the government needs to do more for our industries. By helping us it will help the economy bounce back.
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    F45 Training Long Branch TO endorsed via 2020-04-14 07:38:49 -0400
    My business was forced to close on March 16th. We do not have any rent relief. It is uncertain if we will qualify for wage subsidy or the 40K bank loan as we are a new gym and I am not sure we will meet the thresholds — working that through presently with an accountant. We were only 7 months into operation when we closed our doors, and I will not be able to continue to carry the business without assistance past June. As a premium fitness studio, we have a high price tag. Our community loves our gym, we are working to sell online memberships, and have had some success, but our community is also not as economically secure as some of the other F45 communities. Many of our member base have lost their jobs and even at very reduced prices cannot afford to stay on with us. They may not be able to stay on when we re-open. This is a tremendous burden on my family at this time.
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    I support clients and teach our of the Inner Arts Collective (Danforth at Chester/Broadview), we are a collective of 50+ healing arts practitioners (from energy work to therapy and many modalities in between). Our doors are barely open (essential, registered services only) and most practitioners are not able to work and are shifting very few clients online/remote. I support this cause, this issue effects the IAC in that we don’t know if it will be there once we are allowed back. Please let me know how I can help. Our services are essential in that we all facilitate in the wellbeing of society. May we all make our way out of this closer, with our businesses and communities in tact. Blessings.
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    endorsed 2020-04-13 22:47:46 -0400
    We’ve been shut down as per government regulations for the past month. It’s been extremely difficult as we know the support we offer our clients not only through physical health but mental health as well. We run programs for families, kids as young as 3 and adults. We have a family friendly, bilingual, inclusive environment that we don’t want to lose. We don’t currently qualify for any relief from the government so we have been scraping pennies to keep our lights on. We have only been open for 1 1/2 years. Times are tough but we are staying strong and moving online as best as we can!
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