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About Us

"Today, CDA is the voice that speaks for all dance across Canada, dance in its multiple facets and diversity.”

~ Lata Pada, Artistic Director Sampradaya Dance Creations

"In a country that is comprised of geographically-disparate and genre-diverse dance communities, it is essential to have a single meeting place for them all. The CDA is currently providing this opportunity and I was thrilled to join the board in order to help facilitate communication around dance in Canada, particularly amongst the different service and support organisations."

~ Candice Pike, Vice President, Dance NL

Mission

The Canadian Dance Assembly exists to facilitate the dynamic exchange of information relevant to Canadian professional dance of all forms and aesthetics.  It strives to cultivate a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and to support the development of resources for this field of artistic expression.  It is the members of the Canadian Dance Assembly, through their activities, experience and participation, who provide the dynamism and synergy that make the organization vital in the Canadian arts milieu.

Mandate

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes for a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive.

CDA is a reputable source of information on the current state of dance in Canada and provides representation to policy makers and the public.

CDA enables its national membership of dance professionals and organizations to connect with their peers through regular communications, conferences, forums and workshops, and facilitates opportunities for networking, dialogue and exchange relevant to the Canadian dance sector.

Value Statement

Above all, the Canadian Dance Assembly cherishes Canadian dance in all its multiplicity. The Canadian Dance Assembly, in its statements and in its actions, values pluralism. As a result, we strive to be an open and accessible organization to all genders, races, bodies, and sexualities; everyone can dance.

The Canadian Dance Assembly acknowledges that it operates its head office on the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Cree nations. Today, this land is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to work with them in this community, on their territory.

The Canadian Dance Assembly is a member-driven organization that, through the design and delivery of its activities, programs and services, upholds the core principles of being a collaborative, inclusive, consultative, non-partisan, proactive, diplomatic, and transparent organization that represents the diverse professional dance milieu in all regions of Canada. The organization ultimately exists to serve the needs of its members and functions as a bottom-up organization responding to their needs.

Bylaws

Please see below the Bylaws that govern the Canadian Dance Assembly. These Bylaws were last updated and approved by the membership on November 19, 2013 and are in compliance with the new Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act.

CDA Bylaws

 

Canadian Dance Assembly
55 Mill Street, Suite 312
Case Goods Building #74
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Canada
Tel: 1.416.515.8444
Fax: 1.416.515.9444