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Come and contribute to the discoverability of dance data on the web with Wikidata!

Come and contribute to the discoverability of dance data on the web with Wikidata!

Driven by its desire to accompany the dance milieu in the digital shift centered around data, the RQD has successfully completed a publication of descriptive data related to its active members in the international knowledge base, Wikidata.

This activity, conducted with the support of CAPACOA as part of the “Linked Digital Future” activity, helped pave the way for the description of the Quebec dance community. With some 570 individuals, this publication is now available to the community. For this reason, the RQD would like to invite you to come and enrich the data on dance during a guided and personalized activity.


This dynamic gathering around dance data is offered in two hands-on sessions. The session on November 16 will focus on enriching the data on artists, while the session on November 17 will focus more on the data on dance organizations and companies. This particularity allows you to deepen your own notions.
The time is organized for a quick start and an immediate application of the fundamentals for publishing information and images in Wikidata. Adding key information or adding a photo(*), all in a relaxed atmosphere. You will be able to contribute to the discoverability and influence of dance on the Web under the guidance of inspiring guides!

  • These two dates are open to individual members, corporate members and non-members alike, in a spirit of sharing and openness to the cultural sector. It is therefore possible to register for the date of your choice or to attend both meetings!
  • (*) Make sure you have the right to publish this image. The photo must be your own.

No special knowledge of Wikidata is required.
Registration required.

These sessions are produced by CAPACOA and the Regroupement Québécois de la Danse (RQD), with LaCogency as the training partner.

Enriching Data About Artists 
Session on November 16 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm


Data Enrichment for Dance Organizations and Companies
Session on November 17, 2022 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm



  1. An introduction, in plenary, to the functionalities of Wikidata, everyone will be able, under the supervision of the coaches, to get to grips with the input interface of Wikidata (15 minutes).
  2. Active contribution in sub-groups to their own information or information available from the directory list for non-members. Pre-made lists to facilitate interventions will be available (75 minutes).
  3. A dashboard as a witness of the activity. In order to sustain the enthusiasm of the group of participants, we will maintain an interactive dashboard that will track the live count of all actions produced during these two enrichment sessions (see an example here).


On Friday, October 28, 2022, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Regroupement québécois de la danse will hold its annual general meeting and its annual meeting at the Marché Bonsecours. The day will be held in person with the possibility of attending online to ensure the presence of everyone throughout Quebec.



Please fill out this form for us to know your logistical needs : https://bit.ly/3CmUsId

Location (for those attending in person) : Marché Bonsecours, 350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2

Zoom link (for those participating online) :

Participate in the Zoom Meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83245341195?pwd=ZVowTm5SRE5zQnh4VUkrMmFsQWtRZz09

ID of the reunion : 832 4534 1195 /  Secret code : 857736

Add to your calendar : https://bit.ly/3TiiPxD


Breakfast | 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Annual General Assembly | 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

For members attending online, thank you for connecting in advance.

  • Year in Review
  • Priorities for 22-23
  • Group Insurance Update to Members
  • Elections
  • A Word from the Presidency.

Lunch | 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

For members online, the link will stay open for networking.

Surprise Performance | 12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.

For members online, thank you for reconnecting in advance if necessary.

Revision of the representation structure of the RQD | 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Promotion Campaign | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cocktail | 4:00 p.m. – …


Call For Candidates: The RQD Board of Directors

Sitting on the Board of Directors of the Regroupement québécois de la danse is a unique opportunity to get involved in your community, to learn more about the major issues facing professional dance and to contribute to the search for unifying solutions for the development of the discipline. Apply so that the RQD continues to grow in all its richness and diversity!


Submit your application.


Positions up for election

The Board of Directors (BOD) is composed of 10 elected members and 3 co-opted members. At the next Annual General Meeting (AGM), five (5) positions will be up for election:

  • Three (3) in the corporate membership college;
  • Two (2) in the college of individual members.

It will also be an opportunity to elect the new president of the RQD from among the 10 newly elected or currently mandated Board members.


Skills sought

The RQD board of directors aims to incorporate complementary fields of expertise, provide adequate representation across various areas of practice and organizational forms, and ensure artistic, cultural, territorial and generational diversity. The RQD is searching for people with proven competencies in strategic governance, management, marketing, data management and strategy in order to support its efforts to ensure the sector’s recovery.


A tangible involvement, serving the community

The position of director requires strong values of commitment, collaboration and integrity. It also represents a significant investment of time. In concrete terms, the Board of Directors holds an average of six two-hour meetings a year, on weekdays (morning or afternoon), as well as a one-day “lac-à-l’épaule”. Furthermore, the members of the RQD’s Board of Directors are invited to sit on working committees according to their interests, expertise and availability.


How to apply?

To submit your candidacy, we encourage you to complete the form provided before October 16, 2022 so that your candidacy can be included in the mailing of the official AGM documents. In order for your application to be valid, you must be a member in good standing.

Your application must include a portrait photo (JPEG format) and a text describing:

➝ Your professional background and areas of expertise (100 words);

➝ Your motivation for getting involved in the RQD Board of Directors (150 words).

Nomination packages will be sent to members a few days before the AGM on October 28, 2022.

On the day of the AGM, each candidate will have 90 seconds (1’30) to introduce themselves to the members. Self-nominations will also be accepted during the AGM election period.


Submit your application.


Want to know more before committing?

Contact the communications managers, Jade Gros et Sarah Jonhston, to gather further information or to ask questions.

Don’t wait, submit your application today! 

A Look Back on the Roundtable on CARE

In celebration of the 20th edition of the Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD), the RQD co-organized a round table with the FQD on the notion of Care. A panel of 5 collaborators from the dance sector were invited to share their actions and/or reflexions on the subject, followed by thematic discussion workshops in which the panelists and audience participated.


The panelists were Kimberley De Jong, Marie-Hélène Bellavance, Sophie Corriveau, Charles Brécard, Sam I Am Montolla et Andrea Peña.

Some of the questions that were discussed included: What are the challenges and obstacles to implementing the notion of Care on a daily basis? What tools could be used to integrate more Care in the dance sector? Several sharing of practices and philosophies had been done, making us realize that there should be more be more events on the subject to better equip our sector and encourage the sharing of knowledge on Care. Some propositions were made, including the creation of a list of resources to share with invited artists or employees of an organization, in order to equip them to seek trusted support with regards to their needs (ex: psychology, clinics, coaches, daycares, etc.); to create more spaces or moments that allow us to get to know each other better (to break the commercial ties); giving time for expression, also for pieces or projects to mature; taking care of the vulnerabilities of others; a bilaterality of care (ex: in creation, the dancers take as much care of the choreographer as the choreographer takes care of the dancers; in presentation, the creative team takes care of the spectators as the spectators take care of the creative team; etc).

A Look Back on The RQD’s Focus Groups

The RQD organized 4 focus groups in September to discuss several themes and interests of our community: 1) atypical organizations, 2) development in the regions, 3) graduates, 4) diverse and underrepresented dance styles. Targeted and general invitations have been made since August and the discussions that have taken place have been very rich. They will inspire future discussions and ways to develop for this year’s Master Plan update. Here are brief summaries of ideas and observations from each focus group:


Graduating students

The main problem for students seems to be the lack of information related to the management of a dance career; “What can we expect? What will our salary be? How are we going to get contracts?” It is important for them to have training on topics around professional integration and their rights, but also to be considerably more supervised by professionals and psychologists.

It is also necessary to make the dance sector a “safe place” where people can network without “performing”, as well as to encourage a larger connection between schools so that students get to know one another more. Networking events and mentoring programs between students and professionals could be ways to help address these disparities. The RQD tested the idea of ​​a council or graduate committee within the group or the board and the graduates present greatly encouraged it. The students and professionals that were present came from the following establishments: ESBQ, UQAM, Concordia and EDQ.


Development in the regions

Travel and accommodation costs are still hampering the bilateral relationship between large cities and more remote regions: how can this imbalance be stemmed? The payment of accommodation or travel by local companies ends up costing them dearly; namely that the RQD has already set up a possibility of transportation assistance.

There is a need to attract and retain professionals such as teachers or artists. This could be through full-time residency programs, college or university programs, to name a few examples. A stronger link between schools and broadcasters would also be a real advantage.

Finally, even if there are infrastructures in the region which must be used to their maximum, it would be essential to develop places of creation, to form partnerships with the city and to form a common front with multidisciplinary presenters. Awareness of the general public is also essential; this is, moreover, what the RQD is trying to establish with the dance promotion campaign. Thank you to the DSR for its presence and contribution!


Diverse and underrepresented dance styles

If regional representation is unequal, this is also true for the different types of dance in Quebec. According to the participants, it is important to break down barriers that may persist. Within the dance sector, curiosity about other styles of dance must be cultivated in a concrete way. So, let’s build bridges between styles, within our own sector, but also with the general public to cultivate curiosity around the various styles. There are perceptions of a lack of access to CALQ grants because the criteria seem to be oriented more towards contemporary dance. It is also possible to consider recurrent meetings between the RQD and ambassadors of each style to better transmit information from their community and ensure a better understanding of their realities. Valuing each style through RQD communications and events highlights these styles and helps promote them in Quebec. The styles present were: Classical ballet, Oriental dance, Bollywood, African dance and Swing.


Atypical organizations

Let’s not forget the gap between creating organizations and service organizations that needs to be bridged. Indeed, defining itself as a service organization seems to facilitate access to financial aid, which makes it difficult to stabilize the structures of these organizations for which the purposes and services offered are more complex and profound. A fortiori, the weight is very heavy for some of these organizations which must always increase their number of customers in order to be recognized as competitive. It would therefore be interesting to establish a different category that would respond to their realities, but also specific aid for the administration or centralization of the mutualization produced because of their structures. Mapping these atypical organizations will be of interest to the parties present in order to share it with donors.

The dance sector remembers Jeanne Renaud

September 16th, 2022 – The Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and Circuit-Est are saddened to announce the death of Jeanne Renaud, honorary member of the Regroupement with an unparalleled artistic career.

A letter written by Claude Gosselin and signed by her son, her family, her friends and many artists attests to the legacy left by Jeanne Renaud on the dance scene.

“We regret to announce the death of our friend Jeanne Renaud, a great artist, choreographer, dancer, teacher and artistic director, who passed away on September 15 at the age of 94.

Born in Montreal on August 27, 1928, Jeanne Renaud, along with her two sisters, the late poet Thérèse Renaud and the late painter Louise Renaud, formed a sibling group of three women artists who had a profound impact on the art world in Quebec. She was also the sister of the late Louis Renaud, photographer who died in a plane crash. She was the spouse of the late Dr. Jean-Pierre Labrecque and the late photographer Ed Kostiner. She is survived by her son Sylvain Labrecque (Sophie Lebeau) – her daughter Michelle Labrecque preceded her in death -, her goddaughter Isabelle Leduc, daughter of Thérèse Renaud and Fernand Leduc, her niece Barbara Kloeppel, daughter of Louise Renaud and Francis Kloeppel, Lolly Renaud, daughter of Louis Renaud, her grandchildren Renaud and Vincent Bégin, her great-grandson Guillaume as well as many friends.

Alongside Françoise Sullivan and Françoise Riopelle, Jeanne Renaud was one of the pioneers of modern dance in Quebec. She began her dance training with Elizabeth Leese and Gérald Crevier in Montreal, then with Merce Cunningham, Hanya Holm and Mary Anthony in New York in 1946. With Françoise Sullivan, she presented her first choreographies in Montreal in 1948. An artist closely linked to the Automatistes, but a minor in 1948, she was not invited to sign the Refus global manifesto as her sisters Louise and Thérèse had done.

Jeanne Renaud lived in Paris from 1949 to 1952, where she joined Fernand Leduc and his sisters Thérèse and Louise, Jean Paul Riopelle and Françoise Lespérance-Riopelle. She taught dance and presented a show on March 3, 1950 at the American Student’s and Artists’ Center in Paris, in collaboration with painter Jean Paul Riopelle and composers Pierre Mercure and Gabriel Charpentier. In Montreal, in 1965, she presented the show Expression 65 whose great success encouraged her to found, in 1966, the Groupe de la place Royale, assisted by Peter Boneham. She was a successful choreographer, dancer and artistic director until 1972. During the 1970s and 1980s, Jeanne held several administrative and artistic positions: in 1970-1971, she was a teacher at the National Theatre School and at the Lionel-Groulx CEGEP. From 1972 to 1975, she founded and directed with Ed Kostiner Galerie III, dedicated to contemporary art; then she was an arts officer at the Canada Council for the Arts from 1975 to 1979 and at the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec from 1979 to 1985, where she was Director of the Dance Section and attached to the General Management of the Conservatories of Dramatic Art in Quebec. From 1985 to 1987, she was the co-artistic director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens with Linda Stearns. She ended her career as a professor at the Faculty of Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal, from 1987 to 1989.

Most recently, Jeanne Renaud choreographed for director Mario Côté’s film Brèves histoires de pierres muettes (2018) and the Feldman/Renaud Project at Salle Bourgie in 2021, with dancers Louise Bédard and Marc Boivin.

Throughout her exceptional career, Jeanne has had stimulating encounters with some of the most influential Quebec artists of their time. Her track record includes more than 40 choreographies in which she helped transform dance into a contemporary artistic discipline. Her great achievements have earned her prestigious awards, including the Prix Denise-Pelletier (1989) and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (1995), as well as being named a member of the Order of Canada (1998) and a Companion of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (2018).

Quebec will remember Jeanne Renaud as a great pioneer of the arts and a great stimulator and mentor to many creators – the late Jean-Pierre Perreault, Sylvain Émard, Louise Bédard, Marc Boivin, and many others. As a choreographer, Jeanne Renaud has always encouraged a fruitful dialogue with visual artists by integrating into her shows creations by Françoise Sullivan, Fernand Leduc, Jean Paul Riopelle, Bruce Parsons, John Heward, among others, as well as with contemporary composers, notably Serge Garant, Gilles Tremblay and Walter Boudreau.

The influence of Jeanne Renaud on our personal and professional lives will long be remembered. We are very grateful to her.

Signed by: Her son Sylvain Labrecque. Her niece Isabelle Leduc. Her friends, Rose-Marie Arbour, Michel Batlle, Marc Boivin, Louise Bédard, Mario Côté, Sylvain Émard, Cyrille Girard, Claude Gosselin, Laurier Lacroix, Jean Logan, Pierre Pilotte, Sylvia Safdie, Danielle Sauvage, Suzanne Sauvage, Richard Simas, Françoise Sullivan, Anne Viau, René Viau.

Many other people could have joined us if we had had the time to contact them. We apologize to them.

A tribute will be paid to Jeanne Renaud in a few weeks. Parents and friends will be notified.”

Contact: Claude.gosselin@ciac.ca

RQD Web Tuesdays – An Online Digital Meeting Place for The Dance Community!

Many of you have shared your digital preferences with us! Thanks to you, the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has been able to put together a program of webinars for the fall of 2022. The RQD team is pleased to offer you the RQD’s Web Tuesdays – the digital meeting place for dance!

Presented by a techno therapist from the O1 Digital Hub team, these online meetings will be an opportunity to explore a digital tool or demystify a digital concept. Rich in tips and tricks, these webinars will help you improve your web presence or improve the management of your organization on a daily basis.

We will provide you one Tuesday per month from 9 to 10 am online via our Zoom platform.

You can register now for the full set of webinars.

Discover the program without further delay!

Tuesday, September 27 

Planning and Managing Your Social Networks: Tips and Tools to Effectively Promote Your Creations This Fall!

Learn more: A social media strategy always starts with clear and precise communication objectives! That’s why our techno therapist will start by reviewing the basics of a communication plan before focusing on how to translate these objectives into a social media strategy. On the agenda: tools and tips to simplify the management of your editorial calendar, your tags and more!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtduGuqTIqHNy1LshYlVs8GHapf34pyDt9

Tuesday, October 18

How to Make Myself Visible on the Web? Reminder of the Main Principles of a Discoverability Strategy!

Learn more: “Show in Quebec City this weekend”. These are keywords that Internet users sometimes type on the search engines of the web giants (GAFAM). However, there are still few recommendations for dance performances. This webinar will help you understand the mechanisms that allow Quebec’s cultural offerings to make their way onto the web. To do so, our techno therapist will review the concept of discoverability before presenting the key principles that constitute a sustainable and effective strategy!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdeqvpjwrH9EybA_fl3Lno8Tc54t04zA

Tuesday, November 22

Airtable: For Simplified Contact Management!

Learn more: Airtable is a simple, customizable and easy to use tool. Often compared to an “enhanced Excel”, this solution goes far beyond by offering multiple functionalities. Discover during this webinar, the possibilities offered by this tool and, more specifically, how it can be useful in managing your contacts, automating invoices and sending your emails.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckceuspzsjHNF4TSEeNcPqruO7PCGnqrth

Tuesday, December 13

Digital Marketing Strategy & Digital Strategy: What Are the Differences?

Learn more: When we hear about digital strategy, we quickly think of digital marketing and referencing. In short, the positioning of your organization and its creations! However, digital strategy is a much broader concept. It is also often referred to as digital transformation or organizational transformation. At the end of this webinar, you will be able to distinguish between these two notions often mentioned in digital project funding programs and to understand the steps involved in a digital transformation project.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdeutrzopHdBGcArFAx8nlOFdXys2Vn2M

Tuesday, January 17

Strengths and Weaknesses of Social Media – Special Focus on TikTok

Learn more: With the proliferation of social media platforms and their constant evolution, it’s easy to get lost. During this webinar, our techno therapist will give you an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of social media before focusing on the TikTok platform. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses as well as their current trends is a must to build a social media strategy adapted to your objectives.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuceqgqT4oHtOQoy9kOET2_TtFT7GnWEjM

Tuesday, February 21

The Agile Method, or How to Foster Collaboration Within Your Team

Learn more: As its name suggests, the Agile method is a project management methodology that places flexibility and adaptability at the heart of projects. More than a simple roadmap, the Agile method is a real work philosophy. During this webinar, we will see the values on which this method, often used for digital projects, is based and can easily be transposed to various promotion and dissemination projects.

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdOCgpz4iH9y0rsSYO64NuTu5VYWPhExS

Tuesday, March 21

Optimize Your Use of Analytics, Search Console and Google ads

Learn more: Google offers many free online services allowing you to measure the performance of your website, to know who are the users and to ensure a good referencing. After a presentation of the functionalities of Google Analytics, Search Console and Google ads, we will see how these services can be useful in your daily practice!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduyhqj0vH93k-5lJI0MKG8wvgnUflGsK

Tuesday, April 18

Staying Safe Online – an Overview of Best Practices to Adopt

Learn more: In the era of online and remote work, we are widely exposed and vulnerable to potential risks of cyberattack. The protection of our data and the respect of our private life are important issues to be aware of. The adoption of good practices allows us to preserve our online security. Our techno therapist will share tips and good practices that are quick and easy to adopt!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf–rqDMpGdEptYIqmw9jCM3FzY5qP4ga

Tuesday May 23

Referencing – The Winning Keys to be Visible on Search Engines

Learn more: During this webinar, we will talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing). Our techno therapist will give you valuable tips on how to seduce Google and improve your website’s ranking on search engines! We will take the time, through concrete examples, to make the distinction between these two practices before sharing with you the best practices to adopt!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdu6orTstH9FZxYeCK_9PERPGHYXs3ANE

Tuesday, June 13

Organize Your Documents: Tips and Tricks for Successful Collaboration!

Learn more: The use of a cloud solution favors collaborative work. Nevertheless, it is easy to multiply shared folders. These are found on the cloud and stored on the server or directly on your computer. What are the good reflexes to adopt in order to ensure a good organization? Is it necessary to set up an archiving policy? Our techno therapist will be happy to answer these questions!

Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdO-opzosEt1_p8G7FCCvED3oCfZ5R470

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Job offer: Director of Finance and Administration

Are you dedicated to promoting culture and highlighting the arts? Are you passionate about the world of entertainment and artistic creation? Would you like to work in culture within one of the most structuring organizations in the province and make a difference in the world of culture? Do you appreciate teamwork, openness and entrepreneurship? This position and our team are for you!

Active on the municipal, provincial and federal scenes, the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has as its mission to bring together and represent individuals and professional organizations working in the field of dance, in order to promote the advancement and influence of the choreographic art and to contribute to the improvement of the conditions of dance practice.

Proud to be the voice of dance professionals for nearly 40 years, the RQD initiates projects based on consultation and long-range interventions, such as The Master Plan for Professional Dance in Quebec. 

Values of the RQD

Openness, solidarity, cooperation and inclusion are the core values promoted within the RQD.

Work conditions

Salary conditions: between $ 60,000 and $ 65,000, depending on experience

Benefits: group insurance, pension fund, show ticket reimbursement, 2 weeks of vacation during the holidays in addition to personal leave, annual summer vacation in addition to those provided for by law, flexibility in working from home and schedule management.

Work schedule: 35 hours a week or other; openness to several different scenarios

Start of contract: As soon as possible

Workplace: In-person in Montreal or remote working – flexible policy.

Brief description of the position:

Acting under the authority of and in collaboration with the general direction, the Finance and Administration Department is responsible for the financial management of the RQD, the administration of the office and the financial development of the organization. In detail:

Financial management and accounting:

  • Prepare and monitor budgets and advise the general direction on accounting and financial matters;
  • Keep a watchful eye on available grants and making recommendations for new grants to seek;
  • Advise the general management on financial strategies for grant applications;
  • Oversee the recording of all accounting data and ensure the reliability of the information in accordance with standards and policies;
  • Assist employees in the development and monitoring of project budgets;
  • Authorize all employee transactions under $1,000 that are within the established budget deemed necessary for RQD operations;
  • Sign checks and proof of payment (direct deposit, Access D payment, Visa);
  • Administer petty cash and RQD transactional sites such as PayPal and Access D;
  • Administer employee payroll;
  • Collect and transmit employer charges (DAS) to governments;
  • Collect and transmit employee RRSP contributions to Fondaction;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the cash flow;
  • Ensure relations with the financial institution and prepare all documentation and correspondence related to financial transactions;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the grant application and reporting cycle to the various levels of government;
  • Ensure relations with the external auditors and prepare the necessary files for the annual audit;
  • Prepare and analyze the general financial statements and make the necessary recommendations to the general management;
  • Ensure the communication of financial information to the Treasurer;
  • Develop and implement financial strategies, administrative and accounting practices and ensure compliance;
  • Establish relationships and negotiate with suppliers;
  • Prepare service contracts for contractors and any other type of contract required for the smooth running of RQD projects (partnership agreements, authorizations, etc.);
    See to the administration of the premises and the maintenance of the computer fleet and other equipment.

Human resources management

  • Supervise the reception of all new human resources and ensure that the tasks required of the trainees are carried out;
  • Under the general direction, develop job offers;
  • Ensure the hiring process of the personnel: responsible for the posting; reception of the resumes; invitation of the candidates in interview and participation in the interviews, when necessary.
  • Administer the team’s group insurance;
  • Prepare agreements with personnel of all statuses;
  • Follow up on employee files (CVs, RRSPs, group insurance, taxation, job descriptions and performance evaluations);
  • Apply and follow up on the application of RQD policies and procedures (T4, RL-1, CNESST, overtime follow-up, vacation);
  • Provide support to the team and respond to its various requests (certification, file updates, etc.);
  • Develop human resources management tools and produce simple and popular documents on procedures and policies.


  • Provide all necessary support to the activities of the RQD Executive Committee;
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual report and the general assembly;
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings upon request, for example: during the presentation and/or adoption of financial items or related to special projects assigned to him/her;
  • Maintain the administrative records;
  • Manage the office and its operations;

Other tasks

  • Manage the agreement for the training class program – CNESST and follow up with interpreters, CNESST agents and CALQ.

Profile sought

  • University degree in administration or accounting or equivalent experience
  • Experience in a similar role in a not-for-profit organization
  • Proficiency in Office suite, Simply Accounting, and preferably FileMaker Pro
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Autonomy, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Dynamism, thoroughness and concern for work well done
  • Spirit of initiative
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of the cultural sector would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the dance sector would be an asset

Diversity, equity and inclusion

The RQD strongly encourages all communities to apply. All applications will be given the utmost consideration.

The RQD offices and bathroom are wheelchair accessible.

Processing of applications

Please send your letter of intent and resume to the attention of Nadine Medawar, Executive Director: nmedawar@quebecdanse.org.

We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Selection of the agency Featuring for the launch of the Campaign to Promote Professional Dance in Quebec.

The Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Featuring, a brand management, marketing, and communications agency, to work with in the launch of the Quebec professional dance campaign.

Inclusive, engaging and inspiring, this campaign is being developed hand in hand with an open-minded team filled with innovative ideas, bringing us together towards a common goal: to promote the art of choreography that animates us all.

The approach to this project is characterized by an inclusive positioning and a strategic approach where creativity is harnessed. It will be a campaign by the dance sector, for the dance sector.

The campaign will be done in partnership with several specialized organizations such as Curious Montreal, Eat It up Montreal and Jungle, while integrating in its development several figures, experts and artists from our sector. This will result in connections that will enrich the perspectives and employability of the project.

We are thrilled to be working with Featuring, a bold agency holding shared visions with the Quebec dance sector.

Celebrating Dance Through Cultural Backgrounds

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dancing.

I lived in Kahnawake, Quebec in my early years, but then moved to Nova Scotia at a young age. I would always dance around the house and eventually started taking my first “official” classes in classical ballet, which I studied for many years. Growing up on a farm in a small village, I had very little access to dance and limited contact with my Mohawk community. Seeming highly unlikely that I could ever become a professional dancer with such limited resources, I stepped away for a while and decided to go into theatre. This brought me to study at Concordia University in Montreal, amazed and overwhelmed by the vibrant performing arts scene here.

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo © Pierre Tran

Ever curious, I started discovering and taking classes in all different kinds of dance that I had never even heard of before – contemporary…what was that?!? But perhaps more importantly, I reconnected with my Mohawk community of Kahnawake, where I taught theatre at their high school. I also started to learn about my cultural dances and this changed my life completely.

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo © Romain Lorraine

Indigenous perspectives and practice of dance are so much more holistic, integrated into the community, inclusive, and have always been about so much more than just giving a show. These dances were for healing, honouring, spirituality, respecting the Earth, for community, ancestors, future generations, and for those who can’t dance. With time, I learned how to integrate these values into all my dance forms. Along with this, I accepted a responsibility to try to help my community with my dances and choreographies, as well as educate the general public about Indigenous people. I work with many organizations in Quebec and across Canada to educate about Indigenous people and to support them.

Eventually, with much help from good people, I was able to start my own dance company A’nó:wara Dance Theatre which is not only a place to create my productions but is growing to be a support for other Indigenous artists as well.

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo dans Sky Dancers © Brian Medina

I believe that it is important for everyone to support Indigenous arts, and that building these cultural bridges will benefit all to have a more equal and diverse society. Let’s keep dancing!


Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo © Emily Smith



Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is the Artistic director and choreographer of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre.