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Welcome to the
CHRC Newsletter
October 2021

Good afternoon,

Autumn is rolling in and we are happy to communicate with you on CHRC projects and activities.

As you know, CHRC hosted the 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 29th. Please see the Annual Report attached to this newsletter for a debrief of our 2020-2021 year. AGMs are a time of reflection and renewal, particularly in exceptional times like these. For the time being, please join me in thanking outgoing Board members and in thanking our incoming Board members. Please also be on the lookout for a special upcoming bulletin on staff and Board movements in the near future.

Please read on for news items and invitations!

Kind regards,


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

In this issue!

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Thanks to increased funding from Employment and Social Development Canada, CHRC is supporting even more cultural sector employers and future workers!

The SWP program connects students to cultural sector employers with wage subsidies of up to $7,500 to cover the student’s salary in meaningful work integrated learning (WIL) experiences, that allow students to acquire work-ready skills.

You can now learn more about the Student Work Placement Program on our webpage! We have provided important details such as the objectives of the program, the eligibility for the stakeholders of the program, as well as our priority funding groups. We also feature a frequently asked questions section. Who knows? Your questions may already be answered there!

Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to participate in our weekly information sessions! Email or keep an eye on our social media for upcoming events.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging Survey

In an effort to move forward collectively on Inclusion Diversity, Equity & Belonging, we invite you to participate in the Cross-Sectoral Recovery Roundtable (CSRR) survey.

This survey will help guide the discussions with the CSRR group based on your suggested priorities, while we work towards resources for all cultural sector stakeholders.

Responses will remain anonymous. The results and general conclusions may be aggregated for public dissemination only after review by the CSRR Caucus Representatives.

Thank you for your efforts and interest in working together towards better cultural workplaces and practices.

The survey will remain open until October 22nd at 12:00pm, click HERE to participate.

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshops

CHRC continues to offer Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) workshops. Hurry the subsidized workshops are only available till March 31st, 2022!

The workshops are intended for non-profit organizations and cultural workers in any of the cultural disciplines or industries: managers, administrators, technical personnel, Board members, volunteers and, obviously, artists. 

Organizations that can bring together anywhere between 8 and 90 participants are invited to request to host a workshop. Autumn is a great time to get together with your staff and/or members (virtually or in-person where permitted) to discuss this important topic.

Renewed thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage for the funding support!


Looking for a job? Looking for talent?

Current Job Postings

National Director, IMAA Independent Media Arts Alliance / Alliance des arts médiatiques indépendants Canada, Quebec
DIRECTEUR/DIRECTRICE NATIONAL.E Independent Media Arts Alliance / Alliance des arts médiatiques indépendants Canada, Quebec
Responsable de l’administration Opéra de Québec Québec, Quebec
Un·e responsable des publics intérimaire Théâtre la Seizieme Vancouver, British Columbia
Direction administrative intérimaire Théâtre la Seizieme Vancouver, British Columbia
Executive Director Chilliwack Cultural Centre Chilliwack, British Columbia
Executive & Artistic Director - ArtSpring ArtSpring Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Luminato Festival, Festival Producer BIPOC Executive Search Inc. Toronto, Ontario
Executive Director Museum London London, Ontario

CHRC members receive a 25% discount on job postings!

Don't forget... CHRC's team at your service!

Featured Organisation Plus Member

Independent Media Arts Alliance

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada.  Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

Executive Director:
Grégoire Gagnon

Sr. Project Manager:
Lucie D'Aoust

Administrative Assistant / YCW Coordinator:
Honorine Muhirwa

Administrative and Communications Officers:
Sofia Downing & Frédérique Coulaud

Michael Lechasseur


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