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A selection of news, press releases and events posted regularly:

  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Consultation / Consultation sur la Subvention salariale d’urgence du Canada

    03-Jun-2020

    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Consultation
    Opened on May 25, 2020 and will close to input on June 5, 2020. 

    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

    How to participate:
    Survey: Share your experience by taking a short survey.
    Email: Provide us with in-depth feedback on the guiding questions below by email.

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    Consultation sur la Subvention salariale d’urgence du Canada
    Ouvert le 25 mai 2020 et la période de commentaires se terminera le 5 juin 2020.

    Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures immédiates, importantes et décisives par l’intermédiaire du Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19 afin d’appuyer les Canadiens et de protéger les emplois durant la flambée mondiale de la COVID-19.

    Comment participer
    Sondage: Faites-nous part de votre expérience en répondant à un court sondage.
    Courriel: Faites-nous part de vos commentaires détaillés sur les questions d’orientation se trouvant ci-dessous par courriel.

  • NBS Sharing Dance Day 2020 / Online!

    29-May-2020

    Happy NBS Sharing Dance Day!

    Wherever you are, dance along with thousands of Canadians during this special online event. Based on his work Arise created for Canada's National Ballet School, choreographer Jera Wolfe shares his move in this year's Sharing Dance Day Choreography.

    Tune in to all the online activities that will be live streamed later today!
    The virtual event will begin at 12:00pm EST, Friday, May 29, 2020. 

    CLICK HERE for all the digital resources available. 




































  • Chinatown performance aims to bring healing after racist incidents

    13-May-2020

    In Vancouver's Chinatown Monday, a group of dancers, performers and artists gathered together — while still respecting physical distancing guidelines — in an act of solidarity and healing after an increase in racist attacks against those of Asian descent in the city.

    The Vancouver Police Department said 20 anti-Asian hate crimes have been reported to police as of last week. In comparison, there were 12 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in all of 2019.

    The Chinese Cultural Centre, where the demonstration took place, had been defaced with racist graffiti at the beginning of April.

    Ziyian Kwan, a dancer and the organizer behind the demonstration, said she wanted to hold the performance as a "way to counteract the negative things that had been happening, with a peaceful action." Read more













    Ziyian Kwan performs in the courtyard near the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver on May 11 as part of a peaceful anti-racism performance. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

  • Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations / Fonds d’urgence relatif à la COVID-19 pour soutenir les organismes chargés de la culture, du patrimoine et du sport

    08-May-2020

    Next steps to support the industry impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

    News release
    GATINEAU, QUÉBEC, MAY 8, 2020

    Culture, heritage and sport organizations play an essential role in Canadian society. They are a vital part of the social fabric of our communities. They generate solidarity, promote social integration and tolerance, and are a source of civic pride. They are also major drivers of the Canadian economy, contributing three percent of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product.

    The Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, today shared further details regarding the Government of Canada’s April 17 announcement of temporary relief measures to support the culture, heritage and sport sectors as they manage the challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan for the future. A total of up to $500 million has been set aside to help alleviate the financial pressures of affected organizations.

    Starting today, partner organizations will be contacted so that funds can begin to flow to cultural and sport organizations. Canadian Heritage is working closely with its partners – in particular, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canada Media Fund, FACTOR, Musicaction, and Telefilm Canada – to distribute the funds as quickly as possible using existing channels. Read full news release HERE

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    Prochaines étapes pour venir en aide à l'industrie touchée par la pandémie mondiale de la COVID-19.

    Communiqué de presse
    GATINEAU (Québec) – le 8 mai 2020

    Les organismes culturels, patrimoniaux et sportifs jouent un rôle essentiel dans la société canadienne. Ils font partie intégrante du tissu social de nos communautés. Ils suscitent la solidarité, favorisent l'intégration sociale et la tolérance, et sont une source de fierté citoyenne. Ils sont également des moteurs importants de notre économie, puisqu'ils contribuent à 3 % du produit intérieur brut du Canada.

    Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Steven Guilbeault, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, a donné plus de détails sur l’annonce qu’a faite le gouvernement du Canada le 17 avril concernant d’autres mesures d'aide temporaires pour soutenir les secteurs de la culture, du patrimoine et du sport pendant qu’ils gèrent les défis et les répercussions de la pandémie de la COVID-19, et planifient l'avenir. Au total, jusqu'à 500 millions de dollars ont été mis de côté pour aider à alléger les pressions financières que subissent les organismes touchés.

    Dès aujourd'hui, les organisations partenaires seront contactées afin que les fonds puissent commencer à être versés aux organismes culturel et sportifs. Patrimoine canadien travaille en étroite collaboration avec ses partenaires, en particulier le Conseil des arts du Canada, le Fonds des médias du Canada, FACTOR, Musicaction et Téléfilm Canada, pour distribuer les fonds aussi rapidement que possible en utilisant les canaux existants. Lire la suite. 


  • See the move, be the move. Introducing the next generation of dance in The Move 3: Kids

    30-Apr-2020

    Last season, the Canadian Screen Award-nominated series The Move brought you eight of Canada's most dynamic choreographers and the incredible stories of what makes them dance. The Globe and Mail's John Dolye called it "a gem of a series."

    This season we return to the dancefloor, but this time with a group of kids who would've ate your lunch at the school dance — you know, if school was still a thing. From hoop dance to hip hop, watch as nine performers — all under 18 — share their stories and break down their moves. Read More

    To watch trailer, click here

















 

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