Cultural Human Resources Council


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Hosting CHRC Workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces!

After a year of rolling out tools to help artists, cultural workers and employers/Board members prevent workplace harassment in the arts (see, CHRC is now preparing to deliver Workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces, building on these resources.

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) banner, CHRC has engaged professional HR experts to train a select group of sector trainers from different disciplines to develop and deliver workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces. Since the trainers come from different parts of the country and the sector, they bring specific expertise and knowledge to these offerings.

If you are interested in hosting one of these workshops please contact Lucie D’Aoust at We are beginning to build up a schedule that will extend from September 2019 to March 2020. For this first pilot year, a limited number of trainers’ fees is being generously covered by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The workshops will be 3 hours in length and adapted to the audience, whether they be employers, workers, artists or a mixed group of 12 – 24 participants. Gathering sister organisations or members or clients for a workshop is strongly encouraged.

This is the seeding of a true change in culture - beyond the adopting of policies and signing of codes, important as those are. This is where the RWA motto begins to really resonate: Respect: you’ve got our word.