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Welcome to the
CHRC Newsletter
March 2024

Dear readership,

We hope you are doing great!

It has been a busy winter, CHRC is still touring the country to deliver presentations for The Art of Managing Your Career and still promoting the conversation regarding IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility). Some other exciting news available in the newsworthy section.

Happy reading!

IDEA roundtable

CHRC will be holding its second IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) focused roundtable on Friday, March 8th at 3PM EST. The first meeting held in the fall was very productive and we were left wondering “Are under-represented groups satisfied with the inclusion efforts of the last 6-7 years?” Let’s discuss and exchange knowledge on the matter to help move that conversation forward. If you wish to attend the next roundtable, feel free to contact

Workforce survey

Kelly Hill and CHRC have launched a survey to investigate affordability and working conditions in the careers of artists and other cultural workers, issues that are not covered by census data or other statistical sources. There is still time to respond! Deadline March 6th, 11:59pm PST.

Available here.

CHRC travels


Kingston TAMYC presentation
photo courtesy of Moira Demorest

CHRC is on the road. After visiting Kingston to deliver a workshop on The Art of Managing Your Career, CHRC is heading out, first the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax then to Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Red Deer, Airdrie and Regina. All of these stops to present TAMYC and check in with employers and and interns. CHRC is also proud to participate in the Cultural Leadership Forum at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


Article: Art After This

Despite its worth and impact, the cultural/art sector still faces challenges. Among those is the demonstration of value, and the evidence of effective impact on society. In a recent conversation with Robin Sokoloski, David Maggs discusses these matters. A great article worth your time! Available here

Artful Conversations

Artful Conversations is a platform that explores the topics and conversations that connect and support cultural leadership, celebrate cultural excellence, and nurture cultural development in local communities throughout Canada. The Creative City Network of Canada mini-series 2 includes a podcast with CHRC’s Executive Director, the podcast, along with the transcriptions are available on this link in both official languages.

Listings from

Canada's national job board for the whole cultural sector!

Job Postings on

CHRC's team at your service!

Executive Director
Grégoire Gagnon

Administrative Assistant / YCW Coordinator
Honorine Muhirwa

Administrative Officer
Marwa Alibakhiet

Administrative Officer
Kevin Gorchakov

Administrative Officer
Nicola Schneider

Amalec Escobar

Communications Officer
Birane Wane

Michael Lechasseur

A list of Board members can be found on CHRC's web site at

Featured Organisation Plus Member

Music Publishers CanadaMusic Publishers Canada is a non-profit 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.

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