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The Joysanne Sidmus Fund

​​​​​The Joysanne Sidimus Fund (JSF) is our financial assistance program which helps cover the costs of fees-for-service at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre. The fund contributes 75% of the cost of appointments, up to $760, and is available for one year. Applications are assessed based on financial need, medical need and eligibility as a professional artist.

This fund provides short-term support and cannot be relied upon for ongoing treatment.

The fund may be helpful if you are:

  • Covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), with no additional insurance available to you
  • Able to access the Centre regularly for appointments
  • Able to pay 25% of each appointment fee
  • Have a specific medical concern that can be treated within the funding and time limits
  • Meet the eligibility criteria (financial & eligibility as a professional artist)

TO APPLY

Ste​p 1:
Before applying or​​​ re-applying for financial assistance you must have had an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre.
Applications will not be accepted until an assessment has been complete.
This appointment is free of charge and can be made by calling The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at 416 603 5263.

Step 2:
Download and fill out the correct application form.

  • If you are applying for Subsidy for the first time, or re-applying in a new tax year, please use the Application Form
  • If you are re-applying for subsidy within the same tax year, please use the Re-Application Form

Step 3:
Send your completed application and supporting documents (as outlined in the application form) to the Artists’ Health Alliance:

  • By fax: 416 595 0009 to the attention of The Joysanne Sidimus Fund
  • By mail or in person:
    Joysanne Sidimus Fund
    Artists’ Health Alliance
    The Lynda Hamilton Centre
    1000 Yonge Street, Suite 303
    Toronto, Ontario M4W 2K2

Applications are reviewed once a month. Applications received after each month’s deadline will be reviewed the following month. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • ​January 17th at 11:00 am
  • February 19th at 11:00 am
  • March 19th at 11:00 am
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