Cultural HR Forum

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September 27, 2012

Toronto Harbourfront Centre, (see Venues)

7:00 pm Welcome  
7:15 pm

Keynote Speaker

Paul Hoffert

Paul Hoffert is currently on the faculties of York University and Harvard University. He is the author of three best-selling books on the Digital Age and a textbook for composing soundtracks to videogames and websites. He is Chair of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, former President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, former Chair of the Ontario Arts Council. Mr. Hoffert received the Pixel award in 2001 the New Media industry's "Visionary of the Year". He was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his success with Lighthouse, winner of four successive Juno Awards as Canada's top rock band.

Sponsored by
Work In Culture

7:45 pm Setting the tone: How do you see the future of the cultural workforce and its training needs?


Kathleen De Long

Canadian Library Association

Patricia Feheley

Art Dealers Association of Canada

Kevin Hanson

Canadian Publishers' Council

Ian Kelso

Canadian Interactive Alliance

Al Cushing

Yukon Arts Centre

Liz Shorten

Canadian Media Production Association

Larry Wanagas

Music Managers Forum of Canada

Karen Virag

Editors' Association of Canada

8:45 pm Reception

Scott MarshallJoin fellow Forum participants and jazz composer, arranger and soloist Scott Marshall and his trio at the reception after the opening session.

(Check out his website for a preview!)

Music Courtesy of
 École Holt Couture

September 28, 2012

Radisson Harbourfront Hotel Toronto, (see Venues)

8:30 am Registration, coffee and muffins  
9:00 am Welcome  
9:15 am Excellence in Culture/Education Partnerships: Inspiring, exciting examples of cultural sector partnerships with education to meet the rapidly evolving needs.


John Helliker

Sheridan College SIRT Centre

David Rumley


Rowland Lorimer

Simon Fraser University

Tom Best

First Book Canada

Valerie Fox

Digital Media Zone, Ryerson

Mark Patterson


Laurent Simon


Mylène Beaulieu

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A

Gayle McIntyre

Fleming College

Susan Neale

Peterborough Museum and Archives

  Richard Hornsby

University of New Brunswick

10:30 am Break

Coffee Break Courtesy of
Editors' Association of Canada

11:00 am The Emerging Cultural Workforce: Emerging cultural workers will speak candidly about how their education has prepared them for the workplace, how their internships helped them, and how they see their careers in the cultural sector.


Beth Dart

Artistic Producer at Catch the Keys Productions (AB)

Sophie Doucette

Sophie Doucette – Chargée de projet – Monument Lefebvre (NB)

Tim Des Islets

Junior Artist Manager – Bumstead Productions Ltd. (ON)

Justine Lebeau

Justine Lebeau – Assistante de recherche pour la conservation - Musée des Beaux-Arts de MTL (QC)

Diane Davy

Work in Culture

12:00 noon


Guest Speaker

Sylvain Lafrance

Sylvain Lafrance is an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal and a consultant in the communications and business strategy field. He worked for 33 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Starting in 1978 as a journalist, Mr. Lafrance finished his exceptional career as the Executive Vice President, French Services, at CBC with a mandate to integrate the radio, television and Internet services. The goal then was to create one of the most important French broadcasting groups, a unique group in North America. On the international level, he assumed the chairmanship of the Radios Francophones Publiques, and also represented Canada on the Board of TV5Monde.

Followed by the presentation of the DUX Award,
CHRC's HR Award for Outstanding Mentor

1:30 pm CHRC's Rich Resources  
2:00 pm Professional Development Best Practices: How do we encourage investment by employers in PD for employees and for contract workers, and by the self-employed? How do we work with educational institutions on PD offerings?


Lucille Demers

Regroupement pour la formation en audiovisuel du Québec

Alain Jean

Association des théâtres francophones du Canada

Jean Surette

Musique NB Music

Bernard Burton

Craft Alliance of Atlantic Canada

Marie Lalonde

Ontario Museum Association

3:00 pm Break

Coffee Break Courtesy of
Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology

3:15 pm Subsector HR sessions (Live Performing Arts, Music and Sound Recording, Heritage, Writing and Publishing, Visual Arts and Crafts, Screen-based Media):  Working groups led by CHRC Board members identify the most pressing HR issues facing their industries and subsectors – and CHRC’s role in tackling them.  
4:15 pm Wrap  
4:30 pm Adjourn  
  Thank you to our sponsor
Simon & Schuster Canada