Alberta South Electoral Region
This region will elect one Councillor.
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Read Helen's Statement
My story goes something like this: girl becomes nurse, becomes actor, becomes nurse again. I joined Equity about a year before our industry shut down, but I’ve been a practicing RN for nearly 18 years. COVID and safety in the workplace - our workplace: our stages, our rehearsal halls, our theaters - is a very real concern for me: on both sides, I’ve got skin in the game.
In our changed world, how do we now navigate the intrinsically intimate art form of live performance, while still optimizing collective health and safety? How do we acknowledge the precarity of ‘acts of god’ and shut downs, while maximizing workers’ dignity and financial stability? How can we ensure continuity of our best measures over a diverse set of work environments?
I am eager to learn how policy development and governance can establish a firm foundation for artists to flourish in, and I believe that my unique blend of skills and experience will be an asset as we all navigate these new questions together. Our industry is finally waking from its slumber, and I am so excited to join you all in telling live stories again - our world is in desperate need of some good ones.
Read Heather's Statement
Hi, my name is Heather and I’ve been an Equity member since 2018.
I am curious to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at Equity and come to a fuller understanding of all that Equity does to advocate on behalf of its artists. I want to do my part to not only help things run efficiently, but to envision and bring about changes for the better. I’m curious, adaptable, hard working, and enjoy a good exchange of ideas. In this way I believe I’m capable of both helping to foresee and solve potential obstacles and also dream of exciting futures.
In particular I am interested in changes being made to Employment Insurance in Canada, especially as it relates to the self-employed and gig workers. I’m also curious to examine best practices of theatres across Canada and the world, learning about different approaches to working hours, funding structures and the inclusion of underrepresented voices in leadership positions.
Finally, by working as an Equity Councillor I am excited to engage in the work that is going on locally, listen to the concerns and ideas of my fellow artists and represent all as best I can. May theatre thrive!
Read Laryssa's Statement