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CDA Individual Members’ Meeting

The Canadian Dance Assembly hosted a special individual members’ meeting to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact on artists in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

March 24, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Guest speakers: Dr. Blessyl Buan, David Hope, Executive Director of AFC

Presentation for download: 
Infographic - Dr. Blessyl Self-Care in Challenging Times
Presentation - Dr. Blessyl Health & Wellness During Challenging Times

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CDA Individual Members’ Meeting

The Canadian Dance Assembly hosted its first organizational members’ meeting on Zoom to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

March 20, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Guest Speakers: Global Public Affairs

Presentation for download:
Global Public Affairs, Canadian Relief/Stimulus Measures - COVID-19

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Toronto Dance Community Meeting - 

Building Consent Culture


Photo Credit: Marko Kovacevic 

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and the Canadian Dance Assembly hosted a workshop for dance artists and community members, exploring transformative justice processes, consent practices, and principles for fostering brave spaces. Through collective learning and action, we can work to create a culture of care, built on meaningful, survivor-centred interventions.

Facilitated by Rania El Mugammar.

March 4, 2020
5:30pm to 8:30pm EDT 
The Citadel (304 Parliament Street)

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Indigenous History of Tkaron:to - Bus Tour

The Canadian Dance Assembly went on a journey through sacred sites to explore the history of Tkaron:to (Toronto) via a three-hour bus tour. Members of the performing arts community were welcome on this tour, to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture. Tour began at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (16 Spadina Rd, Toronto). 

April 29, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm EDT 

Tour Guide - Seán Kinsella
Tour Coordinator - Ashley Bomberry 



Seán Kinsella is a Crip, queer/two-spirit (aayahkwew) êkâ ê-akimiht nêhi(y/th)aw/otipemisiwak/Nakawé/Irish person with wahkohtowin connections to what are now known as Treaty 6 territories as well as James Bay Cree.

Seán has worked as an Indigenous community activist, educator, published poet and a member of the Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak Bluejays Dancing Together Collective in Tkaronto. He has worked in post-secondary education for the last 12 years and is currently a part-time Professor within the Advancement department of Centennial teaching in their Indigenous Studies stackable credential, in addition to full-time work in Academic Transition at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Tour Partner: Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists

This tour is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.


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Toronto Dance Community Meeting -
Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications



Photo Credit: Marko Kovacevic 

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter, in partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly were pleased to host the community workshop Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications on April 16, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Cahoots Theatre (388 Queen Street East, Unit 3, Toronto) facilitated by Rania El Mugammar

This workshop explores difficult conversations in empathetic, meaningful and impactful ways. The session uses anti-oppression frameworks to explore strategies to resolve conflict and build allyship. The session uses World Cafe facilitation methodology through participant led modules as well as facilitator led exercises. Participants will learn skills around initiating a difficult conversation, ending a difficult conversation and moving through conflict and discomfort. Continue reading HERE

Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese artist, anti-oppression consultant, and liberation educator based in Toronto. Rania's artistic and community work is deeply rooted in Black Liberation, Rania is a published writer, award winning organizer, speaker, arts educator, and multidisciplinary performer. Continue reading about Rania's work HERE.


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Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
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