The Actors Fund of Canada is a charity, established in 1958, that provides financial assistance to performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who are in crisis.The Actors Fund is an independent organization.
1000 Yonge Street, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M4W 2K2
t: 1-877-399-8392 or (416)-975-0304
Actsafe is dedicated to the promotion of workplace health and safety in the motion picture and performing arts industries in British Columbia, Canada.
Our mandate includes providing health & safety information, education, and training for the performing arts and motion picture industries in our Province. We have publications, posters, videos and access to professionals at WorkSafeBC. When the industry perceives a need, Actsafe responds
The Greater Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture Society (The Alliance), a non-profit
society, represents and serves a diverse membership drawn from Greater Vancouver's cultural
sector. The Alliances aims are to increase awareness of, and responsiveness to, the value
of the arts in our society through public education; and to promote the arts of the Greater
Vancouver Regional District by representing the interests of the arts community through membership
services, co-operative programs, and marketing strategies.
500-250 The Esplanade
Toronto ON M5A 1J2
Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) was established in 1985 by Canadian Artists
Representation Ontario, with the assistance of the Cultural Collective of the Law Union of Canada.
It offers through Legal Aid Ontario a free-of-charge summary legal advice clinic in Toronto to artists of
any discipline and who qualify for Legal Aid. The advice is in person, by appointment, in consultations that last
up to one-half hour. Although any lawyer who provides advice to a client on a given matter through the clinic is
not permitted to subsequently provide legal services to that same client on that same matter, they may refer the
client to other means for obtaining legal services such as the Law Society of Upper Canada's Lawyer Referral
Service. The office is open on Tuesday
and Thursday. Although the service is free-of-charge, clients are encouraged to make a contribution of $7.00 per
appointment to offset the administrative costs of the service.
1900-1 Yonge St
Arts News Canada is an online resource and subscription service providing news and commentary on the arts and culture industries in Canada.
Toronto ON M5E 1E5
The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is Canada's oldest and largest arts
advocacy group. Founded in 1945 by the leading artists of the day, the CCA was created
to impress upon governments and the general public the importance of the arts and cultural industries in
Canadian society. The CCA is an independent, non-partisan organization and a registered charity.
The Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network (Centre de ressources pour les artistes aînés du Canada) was launched in 2011 by the arts and cultural community to assist professional artists to live out their senior years in dignity and respect. While senior artists share many characteristics with other seniors, they also have their own unique needs and interests which arise from how they work as artists. Collectively, our senior artists have made an enormous contribution to the culture and economy of Canada.
tel: 647-854-1434 (toll free: 1-855-854-1434)
The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and advocates for 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.
CITT is an organization of more than 500 design and production professionals. It offers services in electronic networking, as well as a quarterly journal called Stageworks, and can be reached at:
The Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network was created by the arts and cultural community to assist senior artists, whose contribution to the culture and economy of Canada is profound, to live out their senior years in dignity and respect. It was the outcome of a three-year research project which examined the needs of senior artists in the areas of finance, health, isolation, housing and career. To qualify for services, you must have been a professional artist for at least 10 years and be 55 years of age or older. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition For Cultural Diversity, an organization that includes Canadian cultural professional associations, has a mandate to assert that cultural diversity is a fundamental human right and that countries and governments be entirely free to adopt the policies necessary to support the diversity of cultural expression and the viability of enterprises that produce and disseminate this expression.
Cultural Careers Council Ontario (CCCO) is a sectoral council representing
Ontario's cultural industry. Its role is to promote and facilitate cultural career
access, entry, advancement and self-management in Ontario through programs and partnerships.
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together representatives of all the sub-sectors to address the training and career development needs of cultural workers - artists, creators, technical staff, managers, boards, volunteers, and all those engaged professionally in the sector, including the self-employed.
The GVPTA is an association of more than 110 theatre companies and related organizations whose mandate is, through their collective efforts, to promote live theatre and foster a thriving theatre environment for the continued growth and development of theatre.
The International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD) is a world wide network of
artists and cultural groups dedicated to countering the homogenizing effects of
globalization on culture.
Playwrights Canada Press is Canada's largest and oldest exclusive publisher of drama titles. Formerly an imprint of the Playwrights Union of Canada, it was separately incorporated in 2001.
A registered charity founded in 1972, the Quebec Drama Federation exists
to encourage and maintain English-language theatre in Quebec by providing leadership in
promotion, development, and support.
S.M.Arts, Stage Managing the Arts explores the personal, technical, organizational and life skills necessary for a career in stage management. Each Conference explores aspects of stage management and provides a comfortable environment for new and experienced stage managers to hone their craft. The annual Conference is for the student stage manager who wants to know more about their career choice, the apprentice stage manager who wants to perfect their skills and the experienced stage manager looking for diversification within their field.
A provincial arts service organization committed to encouraging the growth of theatre in Alberta.
Theatre BCs mandate is to promote and encourage the development of community theatre in British
Columbia and the Yukon by providing leadership and opportunities for participation, education and
sharing the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.
Theatre Books stocks plays in English from around the world including all plays
published in Canada. They also specialize in books on theatre production including opera and dance.
11 St. Thomas St
Toronto ON M5S 2B7
An interpretive centre for workers' history and culture in the province of Ontario.