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Gender Parity study in Canadian Artistic and Cultural Organizations submitted to the House of Commons

On January 29th, the Report on Gender Parity in Canadian Artistic and Cultural Organizations was tabled in the House of Commons. The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is thrilled to see the publication of this important study.

CDA's Executive Director Kate Cornell was a witness during the study and is quoted in the report.

Witnesses noted that change at the highest level can have a positive effect on hiring and recruitment throughout the entire organization. Ms. Cornell, explained: "if we change who sits on the boards, it will impact who is hired as artistic director, who is hired as executive director, and then it goes on down to the staff level."

In particular, CDA will be advocating to the Minister of Canadian Heritage that Recommendation 6 is enacted swiftly, "That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with service organizations, develop and offer professional development programs focused on gender parity for board members."

You can read the Report HERE.

Source: House of Commons Canada

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