About Canadian Federation of Musicians

The ways COVID – 19 has changed the way we do business:

The Canadian Federation of Musicians takes the health and well-being of our members and employees seriously.  With Coronavirus in the news daily, we are doing everything we can to minimize risk to all.  The CFM managers are monitoring the community status of Covid-19, and adapting as new developments or information becomes available.  As you know we have had to make changes to our normal ways of operating. 

Since June, daily in our office, staff have been on a rotating work schedule to ensure our members are being assisted.  When not scheduled in the office, staff work from home.  Our normal business hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, EST. Right now the best way to reach our staff is by email: afmcan@afm.org

Precautions we are taking to ensure everyone’s safety

We have been taking proactive measures to slow the spread of Covid-19, such as:

1.       physically distancing our staff,

2.       the wearing masks,

3.       daily disinfecting high touch areas

Temporary Protocols for visiting the CFM office

1.       Make an appointment by calling our office, or, by emailing the appropriate person you wish to meet with. 

2.       A health survey will be emailed to you, much like the survey you would receive from a medical office.  You will be asked to respond to the questions.

3.       Failure to respond to the survey will result in a canceled appointment.  This step helps to ensure limited exposure to our employees and allows our office to remain open and serving all members of the AFM.

4.       Please Do NOT visit our office - should you feel sick the morning of your appointment.  

5.       Our office building requires everyone to wear a mask upon entry.

6.       Hand sanitizer will be placed at the front door for use.  A visitor’s temperature may be taken prior to entering our office. 

7.       We are limiting visitors to a maximum of two people at any one time.  Please let the CFM team member know if you plan on bringing another person with you to the appointment.

8.       The boardroom will be disinfected prior to your visit. 

9.       Plexi-glass has been placed on the boardroom table for extra safety measures.

We thank you for your support and patience during this time. 

The Canadian Federation of Musicians [CFM] (formerly referred to as AFM Canada) is the leading professional organization of its kind available to Canadian musicians. As a complementary office of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), CFM is managed by AFM’s Vice President from Canada (VPC) and offers a comparative level of service that is uniquely focused on matters of concern to the Canadian membership. As the distinctly Canadian division of AFM, the CFM negotiates fair agreements for Canadian members, works diligently to protect ownership of recorded music, secures benefits such as health care and pension for its membership, and actively lobbies legislators on Copyright reform and other matters of interest to professional musicians living and working in Canada.

The Canadian Federation of Musicians helps thousands of musicians who need assistance with any number of issues related to the recording and performing of their craft.  With specialized services ranging from immigration, media recordings, symphonic and theatrical matters, touring, freelance musicians and membership services, contract negotiations and administration, royalty streams, and more, CFM helps its membership take best advantage of all career opportunities and optimize the level of their professional working environment.

Whatever your issue, CFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the Canadian cultural landscape, and is here for its members to minimize potential threats and maximize opportunities. 

For more information, please contact:

Canadian Federation of Musicians
150 Ferrand Drive, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M3C 3E5
Phone: 416 391 5161   
Toll Free: 1 800 463 6333
Fax: 416 391 5165

General e-mail: afmcan@afm.org

 

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