At Fringe Theatre, everyone is radically welcome. Our currency is kindness. ‘round here, we champion the dream of making it: making art, making community, making change, making memories.
Community Care is a core component of our values.
We learn and evolve as our community evolves.
Thank you for collaborating with us to support this important work.
Community Care is Fringe Theatre’s service-based program comprised of Volunteers and Staff using harm reduction approaches to community crisis response and community empowerment. This team supports unhoused and vulnerable community members who may access various community supports in the immediate vicinity of the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns and Fringe Festival grounds who are often displaced from their regular use of public spaces by Festival activity. This is a situation that has arisen not by design but as a matter of circumstance.
Our Community Care team continues to evolve and respond to emerging community needs thanks to vital supports from organizations who lead this important work like Boyle Street Community Services, Bissell Centre, The Mustard Seed, Youth Empowerment and Support Services, Old Strathcona Youth Society, 4B Harm Reduction Society, and more. We could not do this work without their expertise, experience, and resources. We are grateful for the very many ways these organizations serve community, and uplift organizations like Fringe Theatre in this work.