The pan-Canadian virtual conference on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Cultural Environments: The Role of Cultural Organizations was made possible thanks to the initiative of Julie Bérubé, Professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO); Professors Jacques-Bernard Gauthier (UQO) and Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University); the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) as well as many Canadian cultural and public organizations.
- David Audet
- Nicole Auger
- Tau S. Bui
- Alex Dalby
- Kathleen Darby
- Peter Dickinson
- Julien Doris
- Adel El Zaïm
- Kyla Gardiner
- Elliott Hearte
- Julie Martineau
- Mathieu Pagé
- Jonathan Paquette
- Wendy Reid
- Léah Snider
- Robin Sokoloski
- Éric Tremblay
- Catherine Voyer-Léger
- Jean-François Packwood
- Marie-Hélène Frenette-Assad
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
Additional funding for the conference was provided by the Province of British Columbia and the BC Arts Council.
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA)
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, is a non-profit charitable arts service organization with a mission to strengthen the local theatre industry in British Columbia. GVPTA’s membership includes theatre companies, theatre-makers and artists, and others that support theatre. GVPTA is committed to being an organization where equity, diversity, and inclusion are not only valued, but embodied in all of its programs, activities, and decisions.
Institute for Performance Studies (IPS) at Simon Fraser University
The Institute for Performance Studies (IPS) at Simon Fraser University is a multidisciplinary research institute that uses performance and performance studies methodologies to conduct innovative scholarly, artistic, and practice-based research on a range of cultural expressions and social actions, and to support performance-based pedagogical and curricular innovations, university-community collaborations, and public outreach activities.
Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts
SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, situated in one of downtown Vancouver’s most dynamic and diverse neighbourhoods, offers a unique curriculum in which studio classes in dance, film, music + sound, theatre performance and production, and visual art are integrated with the historical and theoretical study of the arts. This meeting of creative practice with academic enquiry is a core value of the school and is enhanced by our attention to critical contemporary issues as well as our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the classroom and beyond. Today’s world is facing unprecedented economic, social, and environmental pressures that demand flexible and creative responses. In this rapidly changing landscape, we encourage students to see art as a powerful instrument for critical expression. Working within the framework of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive university, our internationally renowned faculty members focus on equipping students with the skills, discipline, understanding and creativity to excel in the arts in Canada and around the world.
Arts BC is a non-profit charitable organization that works to support British Columbia’s vibrant cultural sector by promoting community arts engagement and developing arts and cultural leadership in all communities. Our province-wide network includes over 350 arts councils, culture and heritage organizations, artists, and creative entrepreneurs.
Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA)
The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) is the voice of Canada’s live music industry. Established in response to an identified need in the music industry, the CLMA represents the full spectrum of the live music sector, including concert promoters, festivals, talent agencies, venues, clubs, arenas, performing arts centres, ticketing companies, industry associations and networks, as well as suppliers to the sector. Its mission is to entrench the economic, social and cultural value of live music – creating the conditions for concerts to thrive, from coast to coast.
Mass Culture is an arts support organization that strives to harness the power of research to learn and generate new insights, enabling the arts community to be strategic, focused and adaptive.
Creative City Network of Canada
Creative City Network of Canada exists to connect and educate Canada’s municipal culture leaders and share a collaborative working environment so we can be more effective in the cultural development of our communities. By sharing experience, expertise, information, and best practices, members support each other through dialogue, both in person and online.
The director, producer, composer and podcast consultant Marie-Hélène Frenette-Assad is a true pioneer in the podcast industry. Her series Le nom de ma mère, about the origin of the Quebec phenomenon of compound surnames, has been acclaimed by both the public and critics. Over the years, Marie-Hélène has distinguished herself as a director with unexpected, colourful and feminist projects, interested in all types of podcasts, as evidenced by her productions such as Pourquoi Marie? (QUB), Le coeur dans garnotte (C23), Futur et médias (Canada Media Fund) and Comme disait (Radio-Canada, OHdio), Céline c’est elle le boss (Radio-Canada, Ohdio) and Avant de tirer la plogue (Urbania).
Cultural Human Resources Council
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994. The Mission is to strengthen the Canadian cultural workforce by providing leadership and innovative solutions to human resource issues and to better the HR environment within the cultural sector. CHRC brings together cultural workers (all occupations) to address training, career development and other human resource issues. Research, services, products, resources, tools and supports are conceived and provided for employers, employees and self-employed/entrepreneurs in both official languages for all cultural sub-sectors.