Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons for Canada from Across the G7

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Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons for Canada From Across the G7 is a report produced as part of the Pandemic Preparedness in the Live Performing Arts project. This study, funded by British Academy, aimed to evaluate industry and government response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the G7 countries with the aim of improving the culture sector’s preparedness for future crises.

From April 2023 to April 2024, a UK-led research team with partners in the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan engaged in a comparative, international study to examine pandemic responses and offer insight into the lessons learned.  

Queen’s University researchers have developed a specific Canada-focused report and a set of recommendations intended to help governments, funders, unions and sector organizations to move the live performing arts forward into a more resilient future.

Download the Report in English here  

Download the Report in French here

Indigenous translation forthcoming from Josh Languedoc

To read the full G7 report, other country reports, or for more information about Pandemic Preparedness in the Live Performing Arts, go here

This research is supported by the British Academy’s Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons to Learn from COVID-19 across the G7 Award.