The BC Alliance’s skills development opportunities include sessions on topics of importance to artists and cultural workers.

Our workshops and webinars are presented by some of the top experts in their fields.

BC Alliance members receive discounted rates on workshops and other professional development opportunities. 

We are proud to offer ASL interpretation and remote access via live streaming to all of our workshops and information sessions. Simply select these options on the registration form.  

Questions? Check out our FAQ below, or contact Joyce Wan, administrative coordinator, at 604 681 3535 (201) or

Maintaining Respectful Workplaces

October 22, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Natasha Tony
FREE for BC Alliance members | Registration is limited

Natasha Tony, of Elevation Inclusion Strategies..

Natasha Tony, of Elevation Inclusion Strategies..

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is supporting efforts to address all kinds of harassment in arts workplaces (including sexual harassment bullying, discrimination and violence), and to lay the groundwork for “respectful workplaces” as the norm in the cultural sector. 

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) banner, CHRC’s Maintaining Respectful Workplaces workshops have been created to 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.

Tools and tips, including province/territory-specific legislation will be highlighted for both employers and artists and cultural workers to create and maintain a respectful workplace. 

The workshops will be 3 hours in length and adapted to the audience, whether they be employers, cultural workers, artists or a mixed group of 12 – 24 participants.

CHRC has trained a select group of trainers to deliver workshops on Maintaining Respectful WorkplacesNatasha Tony is one of these trainers, certified to deliver CHRC’s Maintaining Respectful Workplaces workshop.  

Note: This is not a policy development or counselling session, nor is legal advice provided.

About the Facilitator

Natasha Tony is a trained mediator and experienced labour relations specialist who has advanced the discussion on how to build inclusive organizations. Bringing a keen sense of fairness and sensitivity to intersectionality, she goes beyond diversity programming and sets up organizations for true inclusion of and respect for all members.

Natasha is Principal and CEO of Elevate Inclusion Strategies, a consulting company which focuses on issues management and systemic conflict resolution. To this end, Elevate develops and implements diversity initiatives and respectful workplace programs for client organizations.

We are excited to offer this session free of charge, exclusively for BC Alliance members.

Please note that registration for this session is limited to 24 participants. As such, we request that only those who can commit to attending to the workshop register, and that registrants who become unable to attend alert us at so we can make additional spots available to those on the waitlist. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the BC Alliance's workshops take place?

All sessions take place in the BC Alliance boardroom (100-938 Howe St., Vancouver) unless otherwise noted.

Where should I park while attending a workshop?

Parking is available at 980 Howe Street at an all-day rate of $15. 

Can I access the sessions remotely?

If you're outside the Lower Mainland, or are otherwise unable to attend these workshops in person, watch and submit your questions from where you are with live online access. To join us digitally, select the Livestream option (a separate option in the Type menu, beneath Member and Non Member) for the workshop you wish to attend. You will receive a link to the video by email.    

If you have any questions about livestreaming, contact Joyce Wan, administrative coordinator, at 604 681 3535 (201) or


We are proud to offer ASL interpretation at all of our workshops and information sessions. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will require ASL interpretation.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

48 hours cancellation notice is required to obtain a full refund.  

Do you record your workshop sessions? wHAT IF i DON'T WANT TO BE CAPTURED ON CAMERA?

Registrants who attend workshops or info sessions in person consent to potentially being recorded on video. If you do not give permission to be recorded, please contact Joyce Wan before the session, at 604 681 3535 (201) or

I have a question you haven't answered here! Who should i contact?

Contact Joyce Wan, administrative coordinator, at 604 681 3535 (201) or

Past Workshops in 2019

Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant

Facilitator: Mary Ann Anderson
Date: February 19, 2019

Indigenous Storytelling in Theatre, Visual Art and Music: A Presentation and Dialogue

Facilitator: Renae Morriseau
Date: March 6, 2019

Tax Relief: Making Tax Preparation Painless

Facilitator: Marianna Scott
Date: March 13, 2019


Facilitator: John Kay and Kevin Noronha of Realize Strategies
May 21, 2019

Staff Retention and Succession Planning

Facilitator: John Kay and Kevin Noronha of Realize Strategies
May 22, 2019

Workshop Proposals

Have a suggestion or a proposal for a workshop? Send an email to Brenda Leadlay, executive director.