Cultural Human Resources Council
In this issue!
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! As of December 15th, 2019, via the Young Canada Works Website, CHRC will be accepting employers’ applications for the 2020-2021 program.
Deadline for application: January 31, 2020
Additional info: www.culturalhrc.ca/projects/young-canada-works
Talent to Lead is CHRC’s signature project to support the career progression of cultural managers into leadership positions, through webinar learnings and mentorship with senior leaders in the sector. Some 60 mid-career managers have participated in T2L’s 3 cohorts. In late spring, regional gatherings of T2L participants and mentors were held in Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto to explore key issues that leaders in the cultural sector are facing today.
CHRC is pleased to release “A Report on T2L Regional Gatherings - Leadership in the Cultural Sector Today” which includes the voices of the leaders themselves as they explore challenges and suggest solutions for stewarding, sustaining and developing Canada’s culture.
With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, CHRC is pleased to announce that it will be receiving applications from mentors and mid-career managers for Talent 2 Lead4 (T2L4) beginning January 3, 2020. To find out more, visit the T2L website www.talenttolead.ca.
The Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force 2019 (www.culturalhrc.ca/LMI2019) is available to all on CHRC’S website. Thank you to everyone who made this important study .
The second edition of Arts Futures took place in Toronto in the last week of November – again, a very productive collaboration between Interactive Ontario and CHRC, with the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Selected participants from across Canada spent 5 days undertaking an intensive program of hands-on immersive storytelling workshops on virtual and augmented reality production and distribution.
A National Code of Conduct for the Live Performing Arts
In late September, under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) banner, CHRC and the Live Performing Arts community launched a national Code of Conduct for the Live Performing Arts. Over 100 LPA organizations have signed onto the code, demonstrating their commitment to its values and engagements. It is not too late to add your organization’s name to the list! www.respectfulartsworkplaces.ca/code
“Maintaining Respectful Workplaces in the Arts” Workshops
Also under the RWA banner are the ongoing workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces in the Arts. These half-day workshops generously funded by Canadian Heritage, are delivered by trained facilitators to small groups (up to 20 persons). Participants include employers/board members, cultural workers and artists.
Organizations interested in hosting one of these workshops are asked to contact Lucie D’Aoust at email@example.com.
'A Reporting Mechanism for Harassment’ and ‘Support for Investigations on Harassment'
As announced in our September 2019 newsletter, CHRC continues its work with consultants Lise Labine and Jeanne Lesage who are exploring reporting mechanisms for cases of workplace harassment in the arts, and researching support mechanisms for employers who have to conduct investigations on harassment. Look for more information on their reports and recommendations on our website, in early 2020.
These half-day workshops, funded by Canadian Heritage, are delivered by trained facilitators to small groups (up to 20 persons).
We say goodbye for now and we share with you a great picture of the November 13th party “A Toast to Susan Annis”. From left to right, Richard Hornsby (Chair of the Board), Susan Annis (past Executive Director) and Grégoire Gagnon (new Executive Director).
Photo credit: Louise Allaire
Current Job Postings
CHRC members receive a 25% discount on job postings!
Executive Director: Grégoire Gagnon
Finance Officer: Erma Barnett
Webmaster: Michael Lechasseur
A list of Board members can be found on CHRC's web site.
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