IATSE Local 891 is a proud supporter of The AFC.

The AFC provides emergency financial aid to entertainment industry professionals who work in all aspects of film and television production. Many IATSE Local 891 members have been helped by the fund. The testimonials page on The AFC website provides some examples.

The AFC provides assistance with rent or mortgage payments, grocery money, utility payments and other basic living expenses when a person's health, housing or ability to work are at risk due to an illness, injury, sudden unemployment or other personal financial crisis.

The AFC is funded by Canada's film and television unions and guilds and personal support from industry members.

IATSE 891 members can help a friend bounce back by raising money through the Film & TV Charity Challenge and joining the Reel Friends Plan weekly payroll donation program.

To apply for assistance, a day count and a letter confirming membership with the Local are required, and may be obtained from IATSE Local 891’s Membership Coordinator. The IATSE Local 891 office can also help members fill out applications.

Learn more or apply for assistance at The AFC.