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June 1st, 2020.
- Statistics Canada Report on Mental Health
- All Access Webinar: Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience
- National Indigenous History Month
- Patron Survey Template
- Webinar: What will it take for people to return to the arts?
- Consultation on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Statistics Canada Report: Canadians' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Secretary General of the United Nations has stated that the mental health and wellbeing of societies have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are a priority to be addressed urgently. Fears about the health impacts of the virus, concerns for family members, extended social isolation, economic risk and uncertainty are all common sources of distress around the world.
From April 24 to May 11, 2020, approximately 46,000 Canadians participated in a online questionnaire "Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians: Your mental health." Last week, Statistics Canada released its findings. Almost one quarter of the crowdsource participants (24%) reported fair or poor mental health, 31% reported good mental health. Previously published data from the 2018 Canadian Community Health Survey found that 8% of Canadians reported fair or poor mental health, 24% reported good mental health, and 69% reported very good or excellent mental health.
Read more: Canadians' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The "Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians” survey is an ongoing survey. The current wave explores “Trust in others”. We encourage you to take this survey and other Statistics Canada surveys.
All Access Webinars: Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience in the Performing Arts
Tuesday, June 2, 3:00 PM (ET)
*There will be no CAPACOA Town Hall this week, it is being replaced by this sector webinar.
CAPACOA is here to support you, not only in business but also in your mental and emotional well-being. In partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly and Dancer Transition Resource Centre: DTRC, we invite you to join us for a workshop with counsellor and consultant Deena Chochinov. She offers accessible information and the latest research on these mind-body effects and provides simple, practical and actionable tools to recognize, manage, and relieve the strains on our mental health.
Deena also proposes effective practices for communicating with colleagues, staff and clients who are coping with these stresses, while maintaining one’s own personal resilience throughout the pandemic’s duration. Register here.
Indigenous History Month!
Not only is June National Indigenous History Month, it’s also the one year anniversary of the National Inquiry’s release of the Final Report for Missing and Murder Ingidenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people.
- The Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.
- The Report is comprised of the truths from more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering.
- It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.
This June we challenge you to carve out time to educate yourself and your family of Indigenous culture and history. The only way forward is through understanding and compassion. We’ve comprised a list of resources to get you started:
- Indigenous History-Makers: Learn about inspiring Indigenous peoples who have helped shape Canadian history.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: 94 Calls to Action
- Press Release: National Inquiry calls for transformative change to eradicate violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA
- CBC Podcasts, Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo (10-part series)
Patron Survey Template
CAPACOA, Synapse C, Mass Culture and Hill Strategies Research are collaborating to design a patron survey questionnaire for performing arts organizations.
A first version was published last week.
A full version is anticipated in the coming days.
Business / Arts Webinar: What will it take for people to return to the arts?
Thursday, June 4th, 1:00 PM (ET)
Participate in a conversation with Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research moderated by Business / Arts President and CEO Nichole Anderson Bergeron.
Nik will share findings of the recent Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS), a partnership between Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research, which polled over 1,000 Canadians to gauge their attitudes on returning to both indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Register here.
Consultation on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
On May 15th, it was announced that the Government extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) by an additional 12 weeks to August 29, 2020.
To continue to respond to the needs of Canadians, the Department of Finance Canada launched a consultation process to seek information and feedback from businesses in every sector on how the CEWS program can be adapted to save as many Canadian jobs as possible.
Share your experience by taking this short survey before June 5th.
- CAPACOA Team
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