boomers [at] pact.ca
As Executive Director, Boomer is responsible for the direction of PACT and works closely with the Board of Directors and membership to plan and implement the organization’s strategic direction, mission and vision.
Get in touch with Boomer to talk about:
- PACT’s strategic direction, mission and vision
- Organizational partnership and collaborations
Boomer transitioned to the role of PACT’s Executive Director in 2019 after having served the organization since 2010 in a variety of positions. Aside from work in international partnerships and collaboration, organizational leadership, event production, learning and networking, and festival curation, Boomer also has a wide range of experience in international performing arts for young audiences. Prior work includes the Artistic Directorship of the renowned Milk International Children’s Festival of the Arts at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Boomer holds a BFA, visual arts, specializing in photography. He splits living locations between the ‘burbs just outside Toronto, cabin in the woods by the lake in Northern Ontario, and on the road attending many national and international theatre events and festivities.
Labour Relations Manager
eleanor [at] pact.ca
As Labour Relations Manager, Eleanor is responsible for the negotiation and interpretation of PACT’s collective agreements. Primary focus is given to the management of effective collective bargaining and implementation of the four collective agreements with CAEA, ADC, PGC and APASQ in close collaboration with the PACT Board and Committees.
Get in touch with Eleanor to talk about:
- The agreements with CAEA, ADC, PGC or APASQ
- Questions about working under the CTA or with the agreements with ADC, PGC or APASQ
- Health and Safety policies in Ontario
- The Bond Program
Eleanor graduated from the Production Program at the National Theatre School of Canada in 2008. After graduation, Eleanor started as the Assistant Production Manager at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where she stayed until 2011. Upon relocating to Toronto, Eleanor had a brief tenure at Tarragon Theatre as Interim Production Manager and, after a year on maternity leave, Eleanor returned to the Tarragon Theatre as the full-time Production Manager in December 2012. Eleanor was in that role until joining the PACT team in 2018.
Human Resources Specialist
tabithak [at] pact.ca
As the HR Specialist, Tabitha is responsible for the provision of consulting, resource/material creation and support to member companies on issues related to HR and employer compliance, as well as the administration of PACT’s financial and administrative programs.
Please contact Tabitha to talk about:
· Employer compliance and employment standards in relation to Canadian theatre
· Training in HR policies, practices and administrative systems/processes
· Best practices in performance management and employee retention
· Work complaints and harassment allegations
· Human Resources in Canadian Theatre (HRCT)
In addition to this role, Tabitha is a sessional instructor with Humber College’s post-graduate Arts Administration program as well as a Workshop Facilitator with the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) for their Respectful Workplaces in the Arts program. This program includes a three-hour workshop where we explore how to best deal with harassment situations through:
• discussions of what is and is not a respectful workplace;
• a review of situations and scenarios to identify how to create and sustain a respectful workplace; and
• an in depth consideration of the roles of both employers and artists and cultural workers in establishing and maintaining a respectful workplace.
The cost of these workshops is being unwritten by Canadian Heritage so at this time they are free of charge to non-profits in the arts sector. Workshops are available in English and French across the country. Please contact Lucie D’Aoust at email@example.com to book your session.
Mirette A. Shoeir
Membership & Communications Manager
mirettes [at] pact.ca
As Membership & Communications Manager, Mirette is responsible for producing and disseminating internal and external communications, responding to membership inquiries, and identifying and developing new member services.
Get in touch with Mirette to talk about:
- Joining PACT or renewing your membership
- Our Colleague Network
- New services for Members
- The Theatre Listing
- World Theatre Day & World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
- The Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award
- The Travel Subsidy Fund
- All In Program
- Our government relations and advocacy work
Mirette is a performing arts enthusiast who put together her Masters of Theatre and Performance Studies from York University, and her Bachelor of Business Administration to become an arts administrator. During her masters she interned at Obsidian Theatre and upon graduation took on the role of TD Emerging Producer at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Following that she joined Volcano and Peggy Baker Dance Projects as the Manager of Communications and Development.
Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager
zacharym [at] pact.ca
As Learning, Networking, & Conference Manager, Zachary is responsible for PACT’s professional development programs, focusing on skills training, leadership development, connections between theatre staff members across the country, and the sharing of good practices and new ideas.
Get in touch with Zachary to talk about:
- Our PACT Learning programs
- Our Region & Caucus networks
- Programming for our annual conference
- The Red Phone Initiative
- Our email newsletter
Zachary is a dramaturg, director, and arts administrator who first joined the PACT team in 2017. Prior to that, he was Artistic Associate at Theatre Calgary, working in audience engagement, season programming, and new play development. His other past positions include Resident Dramaturg at Dancers’ Studio West in Calgary and Dramaturgy Fellow at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of King’s College in Halifax.
communicationsassistant [at] pact.ca
As Communications Assistant, Dayane is responsible for managing and responding to member questions on a day-to-day basis.
Get in touch with Dayane to talk about:
- Artsboard postings
- Special Employment Bulletins
- Updating staff contact information
- Creating member accounts on the website
- Updating your communications preferences
Dayane is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works as an actor and a director and most recently as a content creator. She has portrayed the lead role of Sister Mary Clarence in the famous Sister Act musical, headlining the Just for Laughs Festival. Her recent directing credits include Rendez-Vous with Home (Black Theatre Workshop) for which she was nominated for a META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) in the Outstanding Direction category. She’s forever grateful to the Universe for all the opportunities that have allowed her to explore her obsession with human connection.