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The Voice of Canadian Dance

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive.  CDA cultivates a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and supports the development of resources for this field of artistic expression. Through conferences, workshops, and networking events we connect the dance community from coast to coast, building a cohesive and dynamic milieu.


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  • dance Immersion welcomes Timea Wharton-Suri as New Program Director!

    13-Oct-2020

    The dance Immersion Team is thrilled to announce our newly appointed Program Director, Timea Wharton Suri.

    Timea is an arts executive, curator, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from York University, and a Master of Business Administration and Arts and Media Management Graduate Diploma from Schulich School of Business.

    Timea performed for several years with dance companies such as Ballet Creole and Ronald Taylor Dance before opening a dance/fitness studio – one of the first that now proliferate in urban centres.

    She has produced events for TO Live, Holla Jazz, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Remarkable Women Awards, and others. Timea worked for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, TVOntario, and Toronto Arts Council (TAC), where she managed the dance and literary arts portfolios. At TAC, she worked with Canada’s largest communities of dancers and writers to administer a $2.5 million grants budget, was the architect of the What’s Your Story? And Toronto Lit Up programs, and co-developed the Long-Term Dance Projects, Cultural Leaders Lab, Performing Arts Facilities, and Animating Toronto Parks programs.

    Connect with Timea at: timea@danceimmersion.ca.

    For more about Timea and dance Immersion, visit us online at www.danceimmersion.ca.























  • Now Open: Rosa survey of workplace sexual harassment

    13-Oct-2020

    Hill Strategies is incredibly proud to be part of a new, groundbreaking survey that aims to make change in the arts community.

    The Rosa survey of workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries is now open to respondents. The survey, called The Change You Want to See, was designed in partnership with our friends at Rosa, informed by Alix MacLean's expertise in sensitive and accessible question design, and led by Kelly Hill's extensive survey experience.

    Who is the survey for? Canadian union and non-union contract workers in the performing arts, film, and television industries. This includes (but isn’t limited to) performers, crew members, screenwriters, playwrights, choreographers, set / costume / production designers, cinematographers, directors, production and post-production workers, and arts administrators and managers.

    What about Canadians working outside of the country? Yes, please.

    What about students who are working toward a career in these industries? Yes, as long as you are 18 years of age and older.

    The survey will be available until October 23rd.
    TAKE THE SURVEY

    Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies Research have released the first-ever national survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries. The results of the Rosa survey will be used to advocate for change.

  • The Change You Want to See / Les changements que vous désirez voir

    23-Sep-2020

    Be Part of Changing the Performing Arts Industry 
    Take the Rosa Survey: The Change You Want to See

    Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies have released the first-ever national bilingual survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industry. We want to hear your story. Safer workplaces in the performing arts industry are possible. The results of the Rosa Survey will be used to advocate for change. Take the Rosa Survey between September 21st and October 23rd.

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    Participez à l'évolution de l'industrie des arts de la scène ..
    Répondez à l'enquête Rosa, Les changements que vous désirez voir

    Aftermetoo, la Fondation canadienne des femmes et Hill Stratégies ont publié la toute première enquête pancanadienne sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail dans les domaines des arts de la scène, du cinéma et de la télévision. Nous voulons entendre votre histoire. Des lieux de travail plus sécuritaires dans l'industrie du spectacle sont possibles. Les résultats de l'enquête Rosa serviront à plaider en faveur du changement. La participation à l'enquête Rosa vous est ouverte entre le 21 septembre et le 23 octobre.

  • Participate in #LightUpLive

    21-Sep-2020 September 22nd marks #LightUpLive. See how you can take part and read more about the initiative HERE. Using the social media hashtag #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, the Day of Visibility recognizes artists and live arts workers across the country who continue to be profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about how you can participate in Canada on CAPACOA's website HERE.


  • The Canada Dance Festival welcomes Joyce Rosario / Le Festival Danse Canada souhaite la bienvenue à Joyce Rosario

    08-Sep-2020

    In an initiative to create an innovative new model for showcasing dance nationally, the Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is pleased to announce Joyce Rosario as Project Manager for the upcoming year.

    Joyce will undertake a research project to envision a renewed national platform for dance as we build innovative ways of working together. This critical period demands rigorous investigation to holistically understand how to create sustainable infrastructure and future festival framework. Read More.

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    Dans le cadre d’une initiative visant à créer un model novateur de diffusion de la danse au pays, le Festival Danse Canada (FDC) a le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de Joyce Rosario au poste de directrice de projet pour l’année qui vient.

    Joyce s’occupera d’un projet de recherche en vue d’élaborer une nouvelle plateforme nationale pour la danse et de trouver des moyens novateurs de travailler ensemble. La période critique que nous traversons exige un examen rigoureux qui nous aide à comprendre l’ensemble de la situation et à créer une infrastructure et un cadre durables pour l’avenir du festival. Lire la suite.



  • Job Posting: Communications and Outreach Manager / Offres d’emploi à l’affiche : Chef des Communications et du rayonnement

    28-Aug-2020

    We're Hiring! The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is looking for a Communications and Outreach Manager working closely with other team members in delivering programs, services and initiatives to our members and partners in alignment with the mission and goals of the CDA.

    Term: Part-Time, one year contract (20 hours per week)
    Start Date: October 1, 2020
    End Date: September 31, 2021
    Compensation: $26,000 for the contract (based on $25/hr, 20 hours/week)
    Other Benefits: Flexible work hours, professional development/training opportunities, paid vacation time

    Overview of the Position
    The Communications and Outreach Manager will work closely with other team members in delivering programs, services and initiatives to our members and partners in alignment with the mission and goals of the Canadian Dance Assembly. This role will also facilitate communication and outreach efforts in ensuring timely delivery of information and resources. Our small but mighty team collaborates regularly and supports shared learning for everyone to contribute ideas and develop their knowledge and skills.

    Application Deadline: September 8, 2020
    Read More

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    Nous embauchons ! Le chef des Communications et du rayonnement travaille étroitement avec les membres de l’équipe à la prestation des programmes, des services et des initiatives destinés à nos membres et à nos partenaires, et ce conformément à la mission et aux objectifs de l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse.

    Organisme : Assemblée canadienne de la danse (ACD)
    Titre : Chef des Communications et du rayonnement
    Modalités : Temps partiel (contrat d’un an à raison de 20 heures par semaine)
    Début : 1 octobre
    Rémunération : 26 000 $ (25 $ l’heure)
    Autres avantages : Souplesse de l’horaire de travail, perfectionnement professionnel /
    formations, congé annuel rémunéré

    Aperçu du poste
    Le chef des Communications et du rayonnement travaille étroitement avec les membres de l’équipe à la prestation des programmes, des services et des initiatives destinés à nos membres et à nos partenaires, et ce conformément à la mission et aux objectifs de l’Assemblée canadienne de la danse. À ce titre, le ou la titulaire du poste est appelé.e à faciliter les communications et les mesures de rayonnement et à veiller à la communication, en temps opportun, de l’information et des ressources. Notre équipe, petite certes, mais oh! combien efficace, collabore régulièrement pour favoriser l’apprentissage collectif et la mise en commun des connaissances et des compétences dont chacun.e peut faire l’apport.

    Date limite: le 8 septembre 2020
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