April 6 Azimuth Theatre/Theatre Alberta check-in minutes

Below are the minutes from our April 6 meet up. Please join us for our next check-in on Monday, April 13 at 8 PM MST.

Sign up for the April 13 Zoom link here: https://www.theatrealberta.com/community-check-in/

April 6, 2020
Azimuth Theatre/Theatre Alberta Community Check-in
Meeting Minutes

1:35 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:
It was raised that perhaps some of these community meetings can be moved outside of business hours. To that end we will move meeting times to:

Monday, April 13 8 p.m. MST
Monday, April 20 1:30 p.m. MST
Monday, April 27 8 p.m. MST

Register for all future meetings: https://www.theatrealberta.com/community-check-in/…

Resources shared:

Working from home:
For those moving towards working from home, SPLASH TOP, is a service you can use to share your work desktop remotely. $100 USD/year

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:
https://www.canada.ca/…/the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.h…

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

-I Lost My Gig FB Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ILostMyGigCa/
-Derrick Chua (Entertainment lawyer)
-Theatre Alberta https://www.theatrealberta.com/covid-19-resources/
-Calgary Arts Development https://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/
-PACT Town Hall meetings (open to companies who are not members of PACT, as well) https://pact.ca/event/pact-weekly-covid-19-town-hall/all/
Who do we go to when we need help for our well-being at home and/or at work?

OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) https://www.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety.aspx
-Canadian Mental Health Association https://cmha.ca/
-211 when in crisis
-Community leagues offering help for grocery delivery
-SLACK channels offering work spaces for communities

What do we need?

-Perhaps a FB group specifically for offering help? Similar to “Alberta Ride Share” where people can ask or offer help for the Edmonton community? Does such a service exist?
-How can it be possible for people to ask for help anonymously should they not feel comfortable asking for help (financial or otherwise)?
-How can we help our senior artists or elder in our communities?

Meeting adjourned: 2:58 p.m. MST

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