Application for Canadian Professional Bartenders Association Relief Measures Fund
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**PLEASE NOTE - In order to access the CPBA Relief Measure fund, you do need to sign up for membership as well. Please visit
to find the membership form.
**S'IL VOUS PLAÎT - Pour accéder au fonds de mesures de secours de CPBA, vous devez également vous inscrire pour devenir membre. Veuillez visiter
pour trouver le formulaire d'adhésion.
The Executive Board of the CPBA is here to help as much as we can in these difficult times. We’ve been working diligently together to find concrete ways that we can assist our current and future members. We have been in constant communication with as many companies and organizations as possible nationwide to ensure that we're providing an avenue of aid and information for all of you. This level of assistance continues to come in a variety of forms, such as food delivery, food discounts, financial aid, general information etc.
Facts and information of COVID-19 looks to be changing very fast. Information that is being relayed as hard-truth can be out of date within hours. We are trying our best to keep up on the things that matter to us most and will do as much as we can to keep everyone up to date via our social media feeds (IG: @_CPBA_) or the 'Resources' tab on the CPBA website.
In the meantime, our first priority has been to offer immediate financial aid to our members in need. As such, the CPBA has created the CPBA Relief Measures Fund, a program that will be dispersing financial aid specifically to those members who are out of work and need extra help covering their bills. This is a national effort and there are no regional restrictions.
Subsequently, we are inviting anyone who has the ability to donate to send their funds, via PayPal to
, or to contact someone from the Executive Board privately for banking deposit information. We are accepting all cash donations, regardless of whether you are a corporate or a private donor. We will continue to disperse these funds so long as we have them.
Our plan is the following:
Distribution of donated funds will occur at the beginning of the month to a maximum of $100 per month, or portion thereof depending on how much money is available in the Relief Measures Fund to all eligible new members (those members signed up on or after March 22, 2020, or those members signed up prior to March 22, 2020 but had not yet paid their fees).
** If you have not applied to be a member, please fill out both the membership form and the relief fund form — we cannot process your relief measures request if you are not also a registered member.
** In conjunction with launching this new initiative, we have decided to temporarily waive new membership fees to Canadian bartenders looking to become members of our program. Anyone joining will receive a 1 year membership starting March 31st at no cost and will be able to take advantage of all CPBA benefits, inclusive of the relief fund and all other CPBA programs such us our 3rd party extended medical and dental coverage, or regional discounts.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective May 1st, if you would like to apply for or continue to receive support, you MUST fill out a Relief Measures Fund application for every pay out period. The cutoff for beginning of month pay out is is the 30th/31st of the previous month at 11:59pm EST. We encourage you to set a recurring alert on your devices as a reminder to submit an application.
Please fill out the form below to let us know if you wish to benefit from the fund. The system will operate on a self-assessed personal need basis. There is no panel deciding who gets what, so we urge you to be judicious in your decision making on whether or not you need help, as our resources are currently limited to outside donations only. In short, we ask that you register only if you truly are in need.
The next weeks will be a lot for all of us. Remember that we are a strong community and we are here for each other as much as we can be. Social distancing does not mean we can’t stay social with each other. Feel free to reach out if you need someone to talk to or just need us to send an embarrassing photo of ourselves for you to have a laugh or just a picture of an adorable dog.
We will get through this and be sitting at each other's bars in no time.
For any questions regarding this or anything else about the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association please contact
The CPBA Executive Board
(The best email for sending you important info and PayPal transfers)
Current/Last place of Employment?
We know everyone has been laid off due to Covid-19. Where WERE you working?
Have you been laid off due to COVID-19?
Do you wish to receive aid for the CPBA Relief Measures Fund
Not at this time.
By checking the box below, you acknowledge that if you receive financial aid, it must be claimed within 10 days. Funds not deposited by members will be returned to the CPBA.
Companies donating may want to contact you and/or receive a list of beneficiaries. We value your privacy.
The CPBA will never share your personal or contact information without your consent.
I am okay with donors knowing I am receiving.
Please do not share this.
Can you pay it forward to others in need?
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