> Organisation Members

CHRC is proud of the diversity of its organisation members - they come from all over Canada and every cultural sub-sector, demonstrating the depth and reach of the Council in addressing human resource issues. Look at the list below of CHRC's organisation members by sub-sector yourself. If you want further information about membership, please consult the section Why become a member?

Organisation Members by Sub-Sector

Organisation Plus Members

The B.C. Alliance for Arts & Culture represents over 350 member organizations and individuals from across the artistic disciplines. Their services include advocacy, representation, networking and access to affordable and relevant professional development opportunities.

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the union of more than 21,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media. Its principal role is to negotiate, administer and enforce collective agreements to provide performers with equitable compensation as well as safe and reasonable working conditions.

AQTIS is an association of 3000 freelancers – designers, artisans and technicians from Quebec who practice their profession in at least 126 occupations in the image and sound industry (cinema, television, advertising, etc.).

The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference is a Canadian organization that represents - by way of the regional associations that form its membership - approximately 170 artist-run centres and collectives in cities and towns across the country.

The Association Acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du N.B. (AAAPNB) is an Acadian arts service organization for professional artists. The mission of the association is to protect the rights and represent the interests of artists, and to promote the recognition of their contributions to society.

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents approximately 135 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. It assists Canadian-owned publishers in promoting the excellence of Canadian books, in bringing more Canadian books to more readers in Canada, and in expanding Canadian-owned publishers' domestic and international market share.

The Canadian Authors Association (CAA) is a national organization with a local presence dedicated to promoting a flourishing community of writers across Canada and to encourage works of literary and artistic merit.

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.

CBC is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of this country's largest cultural institutions. Through the delivery of a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services, CBC is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

CIMA is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. CIMA's membership consists of Canadian-owned companies and representatives of Canadian-owned companies involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries.

The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) is a national arts service organisation that actively promotes the professional development of its members and works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community.

The Canadian Library Association is an award-winning not-for-profit organization, serving as the national voice of the Canadian library and information community and delivering a range of value-added services to professional librarians, library technicians, trustees and the organizations that employ them.

The BC Producers' Branch of the CMPA is a non-profit trade organization that works on behalf of over 75 British Columbia companies engaged in the production and distribution of television, feature film, and digital media content.

Compétence Culture is the organisation that gathers associations and groups from the cultural sector in Québec whose mission is to contribute to the elaboration and the implementation of strategies dedicated to the recognition of professionalism and the development of human resources in the sector.

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing.

The Editors Canada is a not-for-profit organization that promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication.

FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry. The foundation administers contributions from sponsoring radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canada Music Fund to support the Canadian music industry.

The Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) is a not-for-profit organisation, based in Ottawa, whose mission is to promote the artistic and cultural expression of francophone and Acadian communities.

Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF Canada) is a registered non-profit trade organization whose mission is to become the go-to source for Canadian artists and managers on issues related to music management in Canada and around the world.

Ontario Presents is a member-based, not-for-profit arts service organization that works to support the arts presenting sector in Ontario.

Orchestras Canada is a national membership organization for Canadian orchestras. Their mission is to be the united national voice of the Canadian orchestral community, furthering and enriching the work of Canadian orchestras through programs and services in both official languages. They seek to be at the forefront of advocacy and leadership development for Canadian orchestras, taking informed action for the benefit of orchestras and the communities they serve.


Out of the Shadows Artists Collective, a local Alberta Health Services (AHS) program that encourages individuals with mental health challenges to gather once a month to create artwork, share ideas and experiences, and build self-esteem.

PACT is a member-driven organization that serves as the collective voice of professional Canadian theatres. It provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.

RFAVQ is the training mutual of the audiovisual sector whose mandate is to structure, develop and organize training offers adapted to the characteristics and needs of its workers in accordance with the mutualisation of the contributions of employers subject to the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition: La Loi favorisant le développement et la reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d'œuvre.

RH Culture

RH Culture groups volunteers who are responsible for, among other things, the management of HR within their own cultural organization and who wish to network in an informal setting. Contact : Josée Cardinal

RIDEAU is a national association of presenters. Rideau’s mission is to structure, document and promote the presentation of live performing arts.

SaskCulture Inc. is a community-based, volunteer-driven organization, which works with its membership and other community partners to build a culturally vibrant province, where all citizens celebrate, value and participate in a rich, cultural life.

The SPACQ, the Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec, is a long-established association fostering the moral, economic and professional interests of Francophone songwriters across Canada and representing all music composers in Québec.

Organisation Members

Please find below a list of CHRC's organisation members by sub-sector.

Digital Media

  • Les Éditions Protégez-Vous
  • PEI Cultural Human Resources Sector Council
  • SAW Video Association
  • Whirlwind Media Group

Film and Broadcasting

  • ACTRA National
  • Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son (AQTIS)
  • Canadian Broadcast Corporation
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • Canadian Media Production Association - BC
  • Connections Productions
  • Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia
  • Film Training Manitoba
  • National Screen Institute - Canada
  • Nova Scotia Community College - Applied Arts Dept.
  • On Screen Manitoba
  • Regroupement pour la formation en audiovisuel (RFAVQ)
  • RH Conseil
  • Vancouver Film School


  • Canadian Heritage
  • Centre Canadien d'Architecture
  • Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles
  • Edmonton Heritage Council
  • Fédération culturelle canadienne-française
  • Grant MacEwan College, Arts and Cultural Management Program
  • Museums Association of Saskatchewan
  • Ontario Museum Association
  • Société d'histoire du Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Société historique de la Saskatchewan Inc.
  • Work In Culture

Live Performing Arts

  • Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society
  • Association des théâtres francophones du Canada
  • Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists - Ontario Chapter
  • Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi, Montréal Centre-Ville
  • Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC)
  • Dancer Transition Resource Centre
  • École de danse Quatre Temps
  • En Piste Regruopement National des arts du cirque
  • First Stage
  • Gary Cristall Artist Management
  • Green Thumb Theatre
  • Le Petit Théâtre de Sherbrooke
  • Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society
  • Ontario Presents
  • Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC)
  • Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • Prom'Art - Promotion des arts de la scène
  • Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC)
  • Réseau Ontario
  • RH Culture
  • RIDEAU Inc.
  • The Banff Centre, Theatre Arts
  • The Niagara Symphony Association
  • The School of Dance
  • Theatre Alberta
  • Yukon Arts Centre

Music and Sound Recording

  • Association des professionnels de l'édition musicale (APEM)
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians
  • Canadian Independent Music Association
  • Centennial College, SCMD
  • Envision Management & Production
  • Manitoba Music
  • Music Managers Forum Canada
  • Music/Musique NB
  • Musical Ventures Inc.
  • Saskatchewan Choral Federation
  • SaskMusic
  • Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)

Visual Arts and Crafts

  • ACI Manitoba
  • Alberta Craft Council
  • Alliance for Arts and Culture
  • Art Dealers Association of Canada
  • Arts Council Windsor & Region
  • Association Acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du N.B.
  • CARFAC Ontario
  • CARFAC Saskatchewan
  • City of Red Deer, Cultural Services
  • Dawson City Arts Society
  • Dawson College
  • Ecole Holt Couture School of Couture Sewing and Design
  • Estevan Art Gallery & Museum
  • Fondation des Jardins de Métis
  • Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA)
  • New Brunswick Crafts Council Inc.
  • Out of the Shadows Artists' Collective, Alberta Health Services
  • Saskatchewan Craft Council
  • SaskCulture Inc.
  • Visual Arts Nova Soctia

Writing & Publishing

  • Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL)
  • Association of Canadian Publishers
  • Book Publishers Association of Alberta
  • BookNet Canada
  • Canadian Authors Assoc.
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association
  • Editors' Association of Canada
  • Humber College
  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Magazines Canada
  • MBMA
  • Régroupement des éditeurs canadiens-français
  • Sibyl Frei
  • Simon and Schuster Canada
  • The Writers' Union of Canada
  • WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival
  • Writers Guild of Alberta