> 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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Music Publishers Association is a membership-based organization, founded in 1949, that ensures the views of music publishers working in Canada are heard. It is our mission to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their song writing partners through advocacy, communication, and education.

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 Cultural Human Resources Council of New Brunswick (CulturePlus) is a not-for-profit, bilingual organization committed to ensuring the vitality of New Brunswick's cultural sector workforce through life-long career development and training.

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

The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton.

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.

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

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.

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.

Organisation Members

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

Digital Media

  • Algonquin College
  • Business and Arts Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Creative PEI
  • CulturePlus
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Independent Production Fund
  • Interactive Ontario

Film and Broadcasting

  • ACTRA National
  • Canadian Broadcast Corporation
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • CMPA- BC Producers Branch
  • Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia
  • Film Training Manitoba
  • IATSE Local 411
  • IATSE Local 667
  • Nova Scotia Community College - Applied Arts Dept.
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada


  • AOE Arts Council
  • Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Fédération culturelle canadienne-française
  • Hill Strategies Research Inc. 
  • Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University
  • Western Development Museum

Live Performing Arts

  • Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society
  • Association des théâtres francophones du Canada
  • Ballet BC
  • Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology
  • Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi, Montréal Centre-Ville
  • CCI Ontario Presenters Network
  • Chamberfest
  • Compétence Culture
  • Dancer Transition Resource Centre
  • En Piste Regroupement national des arts du cirque
  • First Stage
  • Gary Cristall Artist Management
  • Green Thumb Theatre
  • K.E. Lyn Royce
  • La Rubrique Inc.
  • Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario
  • Ludotek-art
  • Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC)
  • Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • Ottawa Little Theatre
  • Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
  • Pumphouse Theatre Society
  • RIDEAU inc.
  • Saskatchewan Arts Alliance
  • Sid Williams Theatre Society
  • The School of Dance
  • Theatre Alberta
  • Theatre Newfoundland Labrador
  • Theatre Nova Scotia
  • University of Alberta Drama Dept
  • Yukon Arts Centre

Music and Sound Recording

  • Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM)
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association
  • Envision Management & Production
  • Fifth House Group
  • Saskatchewan Choral Federation
  • Université Laval
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival

Visual Arts and Crafts

  • Alberta College of Art + Design
  • 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 Saskatchewan
  • Centre culturel franco-Manitobain
  • Craft Alliance Atlantic Association
  • Craft Council of BC
  • Creative Manitoba
  • Dawson College
  • Ecole Holt Couture School  
  • Edmonton Arts Council
  • Estevan Art Gallery & Museum
  • Government of NWT -Education, Culture & Employment
  • Kichi Sibi Creators Hub
  • Manitoba Arts Council
  • Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA)
  • Richmond Art Gallery
  • SaskCulture Inc.
  • The Mann Art Gallery
  • Tourism and Culture: Cultural Services Branch
  • Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Writing & Publishing

  • Association of Canadian Publishers/CanBook
  • BookNet Canada
  • Breakwater Books
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association
  • Editors Canada
  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Mount Royal University, Communication Studies
  • Simon and Schuster Canada
  • Work In Culture
  • Writers Guild of Alberta