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Welcome to the
CHRC Newsletter
October 2020

As autumn settles in…

Dear CHRC members,

Hello everyone, we hope you are doing well!
We have a few pieces of information to share so please read on.

Kind regards,


Grégoire Gagnon, D. Mus., MPA & MBA
Executive Director

In this issue!

A survey that we want to share with you…

Be Part of Changing the Performing Arts Industry …
Take the Rosa Survey: The Change You Want to See

Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies have released the first-ever national bilingual survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industry. We want to hear your story. Safer workplaces in the performing arts industry are possible. The results of the Rosa Survey will be used to advocate for change. Take the Rosa Survey between September 21st and October 23rd.

An interesting resource compilation for cultural leaders that we want to share with you…

A specialized body of knowledge and practice continues to emerge for cultural and creative leaders. Rubenstein & Associates is pleased to provide Cultural Leadership in the Time of COVID-19: Sources and Resources: Sources and Resources (updated) bringing together exceptional resources from leaders across the sector.

Resources focus on leadership in the Canadian arts, heritage and culture sector, within a broader and international context. All are free and accessible.

Last but not least, the Cross-Sector Recovery Roundtables (CSRR) project is launched

CHRC is pleased to announce that the CSRR representatives have taken charge of the various caucuses and are already hard at work preparing for the first set of meetings. We thank everyone for their participation and we look forward to communicating the information-gathering that will come out of the project.

Listed below are the names of the caucus representatives for both tables.

English-language roundtable

Sandra Battaglini, President, Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians; Toronto, ON
Dance – Artist Associations / Artists
JP Longboat, Founder and Artistic Director, Circadia Indigena; Ottawa, ON
Dance – Arts Service Organizations
Aviva Fleising, Interim Managing Director, Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA); Toronto, ON
Festivals and Presenters
Lynne Skromeda, Executive Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival; Winnipeg, MB
Film and TV – Artist Associations
Victoria Shen, Special Advisor, ACTRA Toronto; Toronto, ON
Film & TV – Arts Service Organizations
Kirwan Cox, Executive Director, Quebec English-language Production Council (QEPC); Montreal, QC
Heritage and Museums – Service Organizations
Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director, Capital Heritage Connexion; Ottawa, ON
Literature – Artist Associations
Dr. Ruoh-Yeng Chang, Storyteller, Family Doctor, Narrative Medicine Practioner and Advocate, Storytellers of Canada; Vancouver, BC
Literature – Arts Service Organizations
Sandy Crawley, Interim Chair, Book and Periodical Council (BPC); Toronto, ON
Media Arts – Arts Service Organizations
David Plant, Executive Director, Trinity Square Video; Toronto, ON
Multidisciplinary ASOs
Stephanie Draker, Program Manager, WorkInCulture; Toronto, ON
Music – Artist Associations
Michael Adam Murray, Executive Director, Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA), Local 149 CFM/AFM; Toronto, ON
Music – Arts Service Organizations
Arun Chaturvedi, Director / Interim Executive Director, Songwriters Association of Canada; Toronto, ON
Professional Training
Gideon Arthurs, CEO, National Theatre School; Montreal, QC
Theatre - Artist Associations  
Arden Ryshpan, Executive Director, Equity (Canadian Actors' Equity Association); Toronto, ON
Theatre – Arts Service Organizations
Mark Claxton, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals (SATP); Regina, SK
Visual Arts - Artist Associations
Grant Dutnall, Membership Coordinator, CARFAC Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, SK

French-language roundtable

Circus arts
Stéphane Lavoie, Directeur général et de la programmation, TOHU, Cité des arts du cirque; Montréal, QC
François Brouard, Membre de l'Observatoire de l’humour (OH) et le groupe de recherche sur l’industrie de l’humour (GRIH); Tenured Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University; Ottawa, ON
Dance – Artist Associations / Artists
Carol Prieur, Danseuse; Montréal, QC
Dance – Arts Service Organizations
Félix Bourret, Responsable de la recherche et des stratégies politiques, Regroupement québecois de la danse (RQD); Montréal, QC
Festivals and Presenters
Marie Robert, Présidente du conseil d'administration, Correspondances d'Eastman; Eastman, QC
Film and TV – Artist Associations
Sophie Prégent, Présidente, Union des artistes (UDA); Montréal, QC
Film & TV – Arts Service Organizations
Nicole Matiation, Executive Director, On Screen Manitoba; Winnipeg, MB
Heritage and Museums – Service Organizations
Stéphane Chagnon, Directeur général, Société des musées du Québec; Montréal, QC
Literature – Artist Associations
Geneviève Lauzon, Directrice des relations professionnelles et services aux écrivains, Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ); Montréal, QC
Literature – Arts Service Organizations
Xavier Lord-Giroux, Chargé de projets, Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC); Yellowknife, NT
Media Arts – Arts Service Organizations
Éric Desmarais, Président du conseil d’administration, Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM); Montréal, QC
Charles Buckell-Robertson, Artist, Actor and Performer; Member of the UDA Board of Directors; Montréal, QC
Multidisciplinary ASOs
Alida Esmail, Chargée de recherche, Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM); Montréal, QC
Music – Artist Associations
Luc Fortin, Président, Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec; Montréal, QC
Professional Training
Cindy Schwartz, Fondatrice et directrice, Les Muses: Centre des arts de la scène; Montréal, QC
Theatre – Arts Service Organizations
David Lavoie, Codirecteur général et directeur administratif, Festival TransAmériques; Montréal, QC
Visual Arts - Artist Associations
Moridja Kitenge-Banza, Présidente du conseil d'administration, Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV); Montréal, QC
Visual Arts – Arts Service Organizations
Catherine Bodmer, Directrice générale, Regroupement des centres d'artistes autorégés du Quebec (RCAAQ); Montréal, QC

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Canadian Federation of Musicians

The Canadian Federation of Musicians negotiates fair agreements for Canadian members, works diligently to protect ownership of recorded music, secure benefits such as health care and pension for our membership, and actively lobby legislators on Copyright reform and other matters of interest to professional musicians living and working in Canada.

Executive Director: Grégoire Gagnon

Project Managers:

Lucie D'Aoust (Respectful Workplaces in the Arts and YCW)
Annalee Adair (Talent to Lead)
Lise Labine (Talent de leader - volet francophone)

Finance Officer: Erma Barnett

Webmaster: Michael Lechasseur

A list of Board members can be found on CHRC's web site.


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