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Welcome to the
CHRC Newsletter
January 2021

Dear readers,

We hope you have a great start to 2021! Lockdowns and curfews won’t stop us, we hope you can join us as we move forward with our projects.

Cheers and kind regards,


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

In this issue!

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshops

Numerous Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) workshops on the way!

Thanks to Canadian Heritage funding, we continue to offer RWA Workshops online till mid-March. 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. 

Open invitations are being held for participants in each province and territory. Sign up via Eventbrite by clicking on the links below. Organizations and individuals may reserve up to 8 “spots” in the workshop. PARTICIPATION IS FREE, however, if you reserve, we kindly request that you mark your calendar and attend. Workshops are limited to a total of 90 participants. The CHRC-led workshop calendar appears below.

Organizations that can bring together anywhere between 8 and 90 participants are invited to request to host a workshop.

RWA Workshop / Atelier MTRA 



Time Zone

Northwest Territories

2021 01 25

10am to 2pm



2021 01 26

9am to 1pm


Nova Scotia

2021 01 27

10am to 2pm


Prince Edward Island

2021 01 28

10am to 2pm


New Brunswick

2021 01 29

1pm to 5pm



2021 02 01

8:30am to 12:30pm


Newfoundland and Labrador

2021 02 02

10am to 2 pm


British Columbia

2021 02 03

1pm to 5pm



2021 02 04

1pm to 5pm



2021 02 05

10am to 2 pm



2021 02 08

10am to 2pm



2021 02 09

10am to 2pm



2021 02 10

10 h à 14 h



2021 02 11

10 h à 14 h



2021 02 15

9 h à 13 h



2021 02 16

9 h à 13 h


For a QC English-language workshop, please request to host a workshop.

Pour un atelier francophone en Alberta, Colombie-Britannique, Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Nouvelle-Écosse, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, Territoires du Nord-Ouest ou au Yukon, nous vous invitons à faire une demande d'atelier.

RWA workshop agenda

  • Intro, ice-breaker
  • Background to RWA
  • Objectives, guidelines and disclaimers
  • Presentations and discussions on behaviour
  • Provincial and territorial legislation discussion and definitions re: harassment and bullying
  • Break
  • Working towards Respectful workplaces
  • Case-studies

Short intro

Canadian Heritage and CHRC are offering Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshops to encourage better workplace practices and behaviours. The workshops cover information on Provincial and Territorial legislation, definitions of harassment and bullying as well as case-studies to navigate the complexities of problematic situations. These workshops are not legal nor therapy clinics, they are conversations facilitated by experienced cultural sector leaders. Resources are discussed to help individuals and organizations towards contributing to better work environments and/or to develop their own policies/codes of conduct.

Cross Sectoral Recovery Roundtables

Our Cross Sectoral Recovery Roundtables (CSRR) has brought many organizations together to discuss the effects of the pandemic and the crucial elements to be considered between now and recovery. Please see the first CHRC report on the discussions to date. Thank you to all our contributors!

2021-2022 CHRC Membership

Don’t forget to sign up or renew!

N.b., new membership perks will be announced soon…

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works


YOUNG CANADA WORKS at Building Careers in Heritage INTERNSHIPS

A first-work experience in arts practice, cultural management or arts administration for college and university graduates! CHRC is already accepting employers’ applications for the YCW 2021-2022 program.

Deadline for application: January 29, 2021

For additional info:
YCW 2021-2022 Employer Info and

Looking for a job? Looking for talent?

Current Job Postings

Direction générale Diversité artistique Montréal Montréal, Quebec
Executive Director Toronto Artscape Foundation Toronto, Ontario
Executive Director Canadian Dance Assembly Toronto, Ontario
Directeur général / d'une directrice générale Canadian Dance Assembly Toronto, Ontario

CHRC members receive a 25% discount on job postings!

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

Featured Organisation Plus Member

Orchestras Canada

Orchestras Canada helps orchestras achieve together what they cannot accomplish alone, serving Canadian orchestras in both official languages, through research, knowledge-sharing, convening, and advocacy.

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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