April 20, 2020 Azimuth Theatre/Theatre Alberta Community Check-in Meeting Minutes

1:34 p.m. MST Meeting called to order.


Vanessa Sabourin delivers Treaty 6 land acknowledgement and rules of engagement for community meetings.


These meetings will NOT be recorded and folks will always have the option to make any information shared confidential if they so choose.

Orders of business:

Next meeting

Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. MST

Register for all future meetings: https://www.theatrealberta.com/community-check-in/?fbclid=IwAR3c4M1EZf_npUrOvuCuUDBSNTDEoAbSIFw6CGXMruoYaz3sOym9-e9RBZc


Resources shared:

Streaming Theatre:

Alexander Street Public Library System https://alexanderstreet.com/products/public-library-video-online-premium

Documentary streaming service:

Curiosity Streams Documentaries https://www.justwatch.com/us/provider/curiosity-stream

Mental Health resources:


COVID grief work and connecting back to nature. Alison also does private sessions. The event is by donation and totally ok if you don’t pay. https://www.facebook.com/emberwood.nature/

Outside Magazine https://www.outsideonline.com/

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What’s open?

The Bountiful Farmers’ Market


There is also a stage which will be open to performance opportunities in the future


Who can you be writing emails to right now to talk about your concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?

Jason Nixon Minister of Environment and Parks MLA, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Rimbey.RockyMountainhouse.Sundre@assembly.ab.ca  aep.minister@gov.ab.ca

Tyler Shandro Minister of Health MLA, Calgary-Acadia Calgary.Acadia@assembly.ab.ca  health.minister@gov.ab.ca

Adriana LaGrange Minister of Education MLA, Red Deer-North RedDeer.North@assembly.ab.ca  Education.minister@gov.ab.ca

Rachel Notley Leader of the Official Opposition Edmonton.Strathcona@assembly.ab.ca


What/Who are great resources available to help answer questions for organizations/individuals navigating the COVID crisis?

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:

As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020.

This wage subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis.


Canada Emergency Business Account:

This $25 billion program provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced, due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

This will better position them to quickly return to providing services to their communities and creating employment.

Repaying the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 25 percent (up to $10,000).



Meeting adjourned: 3:04 p.m. MST



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