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06Mar 20

What a Difference (Almost) a Year Makes

Since we are starting up our Advocacy Blog in earnest again, I thought it behooved me to lead the charge this time as the Chair/Head/Grand Poobah of the Advocacy Committee. It was last June that I took over from the indomitable Bonnie Green.  Whether I have begun to fill her…

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26Feb 20

PACT Goes to Ottawa

Last week Boomer Stacey (PACT’s Executive Director), Nick Tracey (Chair of the Advocacy Committee), and Mirette A. Shoeir (PACT’s Membership & Communications Manager) flew to Ottawa for an advocacy trip. Unlike previous trips where the team had gone in with specific asks, the purpose of this visit was to build…

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10Dec 19

Help Us Support Canadian Theatre

It’s been a busy year for PACT, and there’s even more programming on the way for 2020. Here’s what your donations support: CTA Negotiations: As you may know, CTA negotiations are still ongoing. Because the agreement we ultimately reach will have far ranging effects, we have been inviting fellow artists…

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24Sep 19

PACT’s 2019 Federal Election Messaging

These are PACT's policy recommendations for the 2019 federal election campaign, which we've shared with numerous stakeholders in Ottawa. They are based on a survey of the PACT membership conducted earlier this year, as we were preparing our federal pre-budget submission. We encourage you to use these messages in conversations…

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11Sep 19

CHRC Workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces

Free workshops for the cultural sector At this year’s PACTcon in Saskatoon, I gave a short overview of an initiative called Respectful Workplaces in the Arts, a national campaign in Canada’s cultural sector. This is a joint program headed by the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) with support from both…

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