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Welcome to the
CHRC Newsletter
June 2021 (continued..)

Dear CHRC readers,

Please see below for new and ongoing project news.

Kind regards,


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

In this issue!

Student Work Placement Program till March 31st, 2022

Hire students! Get a subsidy of up to $7,500 for their salary till March 31st, 2022.

With funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), CHRC is launching the Student Work Placement (SWP) Program for the cultural sector. This program aims to connect students to cultural sector employers with wage subsidies for placements that offer students relevant work experience. Students will have the opportunity to apply learned skills through a paid position related to their field of study, and develop skills that will allow them to integrate seamlessly into the workforce. Employers will be able to engage with post-secondary institutions and students to align skills development to the labour market demand.

For more information, consult our information package , sign up for our information session or fill out our employer request intake form.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement.


Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshops

CHRC continues to offer Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) workshops!

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. The summertime is a great moment to get together with your staff and/or members (virtually or in-person where permitted) to discuss this important topic.

Renewed thanks to Canadian Heritage for the funding support!


Other participation initiatives for the sector

Share your story of cultural resilience, and have it amplified!

Many members of the Canadian cultural sector have shown incredible creativity and adaptability in responding to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Hill Strategies is currently collecting stories of resilience and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic for Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis, a research-action initiative from the Creative City Network of Canada in partnership with the Cultural Human Resources Council and Les Arts et la Ville. Stories submitted at will be listed and amplified for at least one year (from August 2021 to August 2022). Some stories will be investigated further and profiled online and in subsequent training programs. Submit your story today!

Looking for a job? Looking for talent?

Current Job Postings

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - Vice President, Development and External Relations Arts Consutling Group Banff, Alberta
Operations Manager Savage Production Society Vancouver, British Columbia
Responsable du développement 14 lieux Montreal, Quebec
Arts Directors BIPOC Executive Search Inc. Ottawa, 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

Project Managers:

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

Administrative and Communications Officer: Sofia Downing

Finance Officer: Erma Barnett

Webmaster: Michael Lechasseur


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