Canada Council deadline Jan 16 for theatre groups, collectives ....

Heads up theatre groups and collectives, theatre companies and dramaturgical organizations, multidisciplinary organizations and literary book publishers: the next deadline for the Translation grant component is almost here! See if you’re eligible, consult the guidelines and apply by January 16. ✍️

Job Posting for Accountant at La Troupe du Jour


La Troupe du Jour, Saskatoon


Name: Darcie Young

Phone: 3066671226




December 14, 2018

La Troupe du Jour is the only professional francophone theatre in Saskatchewan and we are looking for someone to join our great team!

The primary objective of this role is to support a number of core finance processes through various payables processing, treasury activities, customer invoicing and receivables processing, month-end closing and reconciliations. 

**A fully bilingual candidate is preferred, but we will be accepting applications from candidates with a basic knowledge of French. 


1) Make all financial entries in the company's accounting system, prepare and send all invoices to the company's customers in a timely fashion, settle accounts payable, and, generally, ensures good book keeping of all accounting records of the organization;

2) Administer all employee payroll and deductions; prepares periodic reports of sales taxes and other financial documents required by municipal, provincial and federal government entities;

3) Ensures the financial management required of the box office, the season ticket sales, registrations, bar sales, fundraising activities, donations, petty cash and cash advances, according to the administrative and accounting procedures in place;

4) Document all donations received by the organization, keeps the donor bank up to date, issues charity receipts (including providing letters of thanks), preparing documentation for the annual audit, submit the annual report to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA);

5) Follow the annual budget and update it regularly the annual budget based on programming and planned activities;

6) Ensures budget control of all company projects; to this end, ensure good bookkeeping and ensure that corrective measures are implemented as needed to meet the budget;

7) Produce the financial statements to be submitted to the board of directors, produces bank reconciliations and supports the preparation of financial reports to the lenders;

8) Participate in the preparation of all documents related to the annual audit.

Part-time (14 hours per week)
Salary: $20.50$/hour

Please send your motivation letter along with your resumé to Darcie Young:

Cultural Human Resources Council Announces Talent to Lead 3

Cultural Human Resources Council Announces
Talent to Lead 3 –
A Selection of Mid-Career Leaders
from across Canada


CHRC is pleased to announce the 20 successful cultural leaders in the third cohort of its Talent to Lead (T2L) program.

CHRC is pleased to announce the 20 successful cultural leaders in the third cohort of its Talent to Lead (T2L) program.

Our Selection Committee for T2L3 focused on applications from leaders from Indigenous, racialized and official language minority communities. Twelve anglophones and eight francophones will be participating in T2L3, a program which includes a learning series of webinars on leadership and HR management topics by highly respected professionals from Williams HR and by the excellent teaching staff at la Chaire de gestion des arts Carmelle et Rémi-Marcoux at HEC in Montreal, in English and French, respectively. Participants have also been matched with executive level leaders for one-on-one mentorships for the duration of the program.

T2L3 participants, though dispersed throughout the country, will grow as a “cohort of peers” as did the first two T2L cohorts, sharing their learnings through the webinars and a protected website for exchanges of questions, challenges and successes.

The French program begins in December and the English in January, and they will both conclude at the end of June 2019. Regional meetings are set to bring together all 3 cohorts of T2L in March 2019 in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Fredericton.

T2L Participants

Ruba Al Chaer
Chargée de projets aux opérations internationales
Société Radio-Canada
Montréal QC

Damon Badger-Heit
Program Manager, Saskatchewan Indigenous Culture Center SaskCulture
Regina, SK

Catherine Blondin
Responsable des communications et des Éloizes
Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick
Moncton NB

France Boily
Directrice administrative
Théâtre de la Vieille 17
Ottawa ON

Seraph-Eden Boroditsky
Leadership Fellow, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Winnipeg, MB 

Rossana Bruzzone
Instigatrice « Montréal la plus heureuse »
Montréal QC

Anju (Singh) Christofferson
Director, Diverse Theatre BC
Vancouver, BC 

Alejandra Coronel
Administrator, SaskCulture
Regina, SK

Sandi Davis
The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted
Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre
Fort Macleod, AB

Dean Eskich
Manager, Communications & Box Office
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Yellowknife, YU

Pamela Gross
Executive Director, Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq – Kitikmeot Heritage Society
Cambridge Bay, NU

Christine Han
Director, Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals Society
Vancouver, BC

Aurélie Labrière
Coordonnatrice de projets au Conseil culturel fransaskois
Regina SK

Alexandre Nequado
Coordonnateur Partenariats et Communautés
Festival présence autochtone
Montréal QC

Milan Pridmore-Franz
Directrice administrative et Codirection générale
Edmonton AB

Samyuktha Punthambekar
Founder, Director Infinite Arts Projects
Toronto, ON

Ikram Ben Sassi
Chef de projets Diversité et Relations citoyennes
Société Radio-Canada
Montréal QC

Ahalya Satkunaratnam
Program Director, Quest University
Vancouver, BC

Cora-Rae Silk
Artistic Director, Myths and Mirrors Community Arts
Sudbury, ON

Aitak Sorahitalab
Executive Director, Airsa Art and Thought Association
Toronto, ON

Creation of The First Spark Initiative – Strategic Initiatives

The First Spark Initiative – Strategic Initiatives

From: Canadian Heritage

The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund has launched The First Spark Initiative. Arts and heritage organizations may apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.

By using creative approaches to collaborative problem solving, partnerships and knowledge exchange with industry experts and consultants from the cultural, corporate and/or academic fields, the expected results of The First Spark Initiative are innovative business solutions for participating cultural organizations.

Who can apply

To be eligible, an applicant must be a not-for-profit organization or equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organization with a mandate and activities related to the arts or heritage sector, or a post-secondary education institution or a heritage organization governed by another level of government.

Please review the application guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

Application deadline

This is a time-limited initiative. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis from November 15, 2018, to November 15, 2019.

Eligible projects

To be eligible for funding from The First Spark Initiative, your organization must have identified:

  1. a business challenge you share with other organizations, such as:

    • technology issues

    • data management and discoverability

    • digital transformation

    • marketing and audience development

    • revenue diversification and fundraising

    • governance issues

  2. all organizations with which you will be partnering to explore possible solutions (a minimum of one partner is required)

  3. a participatory activity you will organize to address the business challenge, such as:

    • design jam

    • design-thinking workshop

    • experimentation with and mastery of new tools or technology

    • hackathon

    • ideation workshop

  4. the type of expertise you will involve to explore possible solutions, such as:

    • academic research

    • audience development

    • board and/or organizational governance

    • data management and discoverability

    • design thinking/innovation

    • digital transformation

    • finance

    • fundraising and development

    • information technology (IT)

    • marketing and communications

    • operational research

    • workshop facilitator

How to apply

Read these application guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.

You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit the following documents to be considered for funding. A complete application package includes the application form and the following supporting documents:

  • a copy of the applicant’s letters patent and/or certificate of incorporation as a not‑for‑profit organization or equivalent document; and

  • a copy of the applicant’s bylaws.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Strategic Initiatives component
25 Eddy Street, 13th Floor, Room 297 (25-13-V)
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5



1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)


1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Officers are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (ET).

Creative Industries Trade Mission to Latin America

Following on the success of this year’s trade mission to China, the Department of Canadian Heritage is convening an upcoming creative industries trade mission in February 2019 to Latin America – specifically Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.

The trade mission is targeted to sectors that present opportunities to leverage existing networks, play to Canada's strengths, and have complementarity with the Latin American market. The following six business clusters are being projected but are not limited to for the trade delegation:

  •  film/audio-visual (including animation and visual effects);

  • video games and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR);

  • music;

  • digital content for public/creative spaces/museums;

  • performing arts; and

  • books.

For the past trade mission to China, Saskatchewan’s Landslide Entertainment was selected to be part of the trade mission. This resulted in some significant business inroads and partnerships for Landslide in the Chinese market.

For full details about the program, check the PCH’s weblink here