Schedule for for Equity, Anti-Racism and Pluralism Conference for Youth Theatres

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A National Conference on Anti-Racism and Pluralism
in Theatre for Young Audiences

November 9-11, 2021 via Zoom  

ASSITEJ Canada in collaboration with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario are excited to announce a national Equity, Anti-Racism and Pluralism Conference in Theatre for Young Audiences on November 9-11, 2021 via Zoom. 

The three day conference will feature panel presentations and workshops to engage artists, arts administrators and the broader artistic community in meaningful discussion, best practices and knowledge sharing on how to work with and reach IBPOC artists and communities. 


Tuesday, November 9
1pm ET – Opening of Conference & Keynote Address
3pm ET – Community Engagement

Wednesday, November 10
1pm ET – Organizational Leadership
3pm ET – Staffing and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, November 11
1pm ET – Programming
3pm ET – Audience Development and Conference Conclusion

Confirmed Panelists:

Accessibility: English and French simultaneous translation will be available.  


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With funding from Canadian Heritage.

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Tous ensemble maintenant : créer l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion dans le théâtre canadien pour le jeune public. Du 9 au 11 novembre

ASSITEJ Canada, en collaboration avec Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario  (Pluralisme culturel dans le milieu artistique en Ontario) est ravi d’annoncer une Conférence nationale sur l’équité, l’antiracisme et le pluralisme dans le théâtre pour le jeune public, du 9 au 11 novembre 2021, via Zoom.

D’une durée de trois jours, la conférence comprendra des présentations et des ateliers pour engager les artistes, les administrateurs dans le domaine des arts et la communauté artistique en général dans une discussion porteuse de sens, vers de meilleures pratiques et dans un partage des connaissances sur la façon d’atteindre les artistes autochtones, noir.e.s et de couleur (IBPOC) et de travailler avec eux et leurs communautés.


Mardi 9 novembre 2021
13 h HE – Ouverture de la conférence et message inaugural
15 h HE – Engagement communautaire

Mercredi 10 novembre 2021
13 h HE – Leadership organisationnel
15 h HE – Recrutement de personnel et résolution de conflits

Jeudi 11  novembre 2021
13h HE – Programmation
15h HE – Développement des publics et conclusion de la conférence

Panélistes confirmés:

Sehar Bhojani, directrice artistique associée, Theatre Direct

Traduction : une traduction simultanée en anglais et en français sera disponible.


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Call for CPAMOPOC Chorot 4 participants!

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Call for CPAMOPOC Chorot 4 participants! 

CPAMO’s Pluralism and Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) 4th cohort will start in Winter 2022! This project, consistent with CPAMO’s values, promotes a transformation in arts practices, and demonstrates the importance of inclusive arts practices in a rapidly shifting arts eco-system.  Indigenous and racialized artists and arts organizations, presenters (which includes here theatres, publishers, galleries, producers) – need to connect more directly with each other and form trusting and nurturing relationships that support emerging and established arts practices and artists.

About the program:
This program assists organizations to transform and incorporate equity and pluralism into their everyday operation and the broader arts sector. Participating organizations will be meeting once a month for a full-day session or twice a month for half-day sessions over one and a half years. These sessions range from presentations by participating organizations to engage with each other using the Critical Response Process (CRP) to educational training by guest speakers. The participating organizations will engage in sessions on: (1) organizational leadership and personal responsibility; (2) community engagement; (3) program planning; (4) conflict resolution; (5) mentoring and employment equity. 

Past participants include Theatre Ontario, Canadian Dance Assembly, CARFAC Ontario, Ontario Culture Days, The National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet School, and North York Arts Council. For more information:

The program starts in Winter 2022 and lasts for a year and a half. Sessions are either once a month for a full-day session or twice a month for a half-day session. Sessions usually do not take place in July, August and December. 

Required commitment: 
– Staff member/s are required to attend all meetings, additional staff/board/volunteers are encouraged to attend when available.
– This program is Pay What You Can Basis to enable organizations of all sizes and budgets to participate. 

Due to Covid19 this cohort may be online via Zoom. If public safety guidelines will change CPAMO will explore returning to in-person sessions. 

Application and deadline: 

The deadline is November 30, 2021, however, organizations are encouraged to inquire as soon as possible. 

To learn more about CPAMOPOC and see if it’s the right program for your organization contact CPAMO’s Executive Director, charles c. smith at