The Coordinating Committee was established to oversee and give advice on the RWA project.
RESPECTFUL WORKPLACES in the ARTS Coordinating Committee
Chair/Président: Richard Hornsby
Cultural Human Resources Council - firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Canadian Publishers
Lynn Fisher - email@example.com
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
Arden Ryshpan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Arts Presenting Association
Sue Urquhart - email@example.com
Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC)
April Britski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Dance Assembly
Kate Cornell - email@example.com
Canadian Federation of Musicians
Michael Adam Murray – firstname.lastname@example.org
CPAMO (Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario)
Charles Smith - email@example.com
Fédération culture canadienne-française
Marie-Christine Morin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Transition Resource Centre
Amanda Hancox - email@example.com
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
Cynthia Lickers-Sage - firstname.lastname@example.org
L’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada
Geneviève Pineault – email@example.com
Katherine Carleton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Sara Meurling – email@example.com
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Ashley Bomberry – firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Ballet of Canada
Barry Hughson - email@example.com
The Writers’ Union of Canada
John Degen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Daina Green - email@example.com
Canadian Media Producers Association
Marguerite Pigott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Music Publishers Association
Margaret McGuffin –email@example.com
Directors Guild of Canada
John MacNeil - firstname.lastname@example.org
Union des artistes
Pierre Blanchet - email@example.com
Working Groups were established by and of volunteers ready to work on certain specific areas related to harassment.
Working Group on a National Code of Conduct
Barry Hughson, Chair
To develop a national Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts that affirms the commitment to workplaces free of harassment – to a culture of respect as the norm – and that is supported by arts organizations across the country.
- Research Codes of Conduct on harassment in Canada (e.g. in the screen industries, the music industries, and in the cultural sector in Quebec), and in other countries (e.g. in Britain and Australia). June to August
- Prepare a draft Code of Conduct for discussion in the sector, through the RWA Coordinating Committee and in consultations with equity-seeking groups. September and October
- Finalize a national Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts, based on the discussions. November
- Seek signatories to the national Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts and post it widely in workplaces throughout the arts.
Working Group on Board Governance and Composition
A letter is being developed by Working Group members that can be sent to National Arts Service Organizations and to Business for the Arts to encourage discussion about the issues surrounding Board governance and composition.
Working Group on Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms
Michael Adam Murray, Chair
To assist CHRC in overseeing research on existing reporting mechanisms for victims of harassment (including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence); and on investigating mechanisms for employers needing assistance for investigations following a harassment complaint; and in developing recommendations for reporting and investigating mechanisms where they do not exist in the Performing, Visual and Literary Arts.
Jeanne Lesage of Lesage Arts Management has been contracted to undertake the research on reporting mechanisms for victims of harassment, and on investigating mechanisms for employers needing assistance for investigations following a harassment complaint; and to propose recommendations for reporting and investigating mechanisms where they do not exist in the Performing, Visual and Literary Arts. Feedback from the consultations with equity-seeking groups will provide important information for the research. September to December
The WG members will review the research and recommendations. Ongoing
CHRC will prepare the final report for publication. December
Working Group on Training Resources
Amanda Hancox, Chair
To assist CHRC in gathering available training resources on harassment; and in reviewing the training resources that CHRC is developing.
- Gather examples of available training resources on harassment for the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts website. This work will be further enhanced through the consultations with equity-seeking groups.
- Review training videos prepared by CHRC for Boards/employers and for workers/artists; and webcasts that explain compliance for provincial and territorial specific legislation relating to harassment.