2021-12-23
 
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Eligibility and conditions

RQD Continuing Professional Training Policy (French version)


Message concerning the COVID-19 pandemic

  • All our continuing professional training activities are being offered online this year. Please view the section on continuing professional training – conditions for complete registration details.
  • RQD technical classes in Montreal and at the regional level are held in studio, provided that the government of Quebec authorizes the RQD to do so. In order to allow you to train safely, we have developed a strict sanitation protocol based on guidelines issued by public health authorities and the CNESST. These guidelines are updated on a regular basis and transmitted to teachers and participants prior to each class series, and we ensure that they are applied on site.é.
  • Given that rigorous oversight is required under these circumstances and that nothing must be left to chance, you must comply with the registration guidelines for the training activity or class that interests you. Otherwise, you will not be able to register.

Attention: Specific eligibility criteria and conditions apply to the Coup de pouce program.

 

Who can participate in RQD training activities and classes?

Access to training activities and eligibility for the subsidized rate are two distinct considerations. In order to benefit from the subsidized rate, participants must meet the criteria determined by Services Québec. For details concerning these criteria, please view the following section.

  • RQD training activities and classes are geared primarily to dance professionals (artists, cultural workers, teachers, managers, designers, etc.), whether they are salaried employees, self-employed workers, people receiving employment insurance or social assistance benefits, or people without income.
  • Professionals in other artistic disciplines can register for our training activities and classes if there are enough places.
  • Recipients of employment insurance benefits, social assistance, job integration support or support for self-employment (e.g., wage subsidy, Young Volunteers, etc.) are also welcome to register for our training activities and classes. All they need to do is notify the agent responsible for their file of their intention to register.
  • Students and temporary foreign workers can register to take part in RQD training activities and classes.
  • It is not necessary to be a member of the RQD to participate in our training activities and classes. However, registration priority is given to members.

 

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate applied to training activities and classes?

Eligibility for the subsidized rate is determined in accordance with criteria established by Services Québec, and not by active member status with the RQD. If you have any doubts concerning your eligibility, please contact us.

  • Any professional artist or cultural worker (self-employed worker, freelancer, salaried employee, person receiving employment insurance or social assistance benefits, or person without income) who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and lives in Quebec can benefit from the subsidized rate, with the exception of salaried employees whose employer is subject to the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition (an employer with a total payroll of more than $2 million).
  • Part-time students canbenefit from the subsidized rate if they are employed or available to work.
  • Professional artists or cultural workers in the rest of Canada are eligible for the subsidized rate if they are under contract in Quebec for a few months and if they provide proof of residence in Quebec during this period (an address).
  • Temporary foreign workers are eligible if they hold a valid work permit (open or closed) at the time of taking an RQD training activity or class.
  • Full-time students and foreign students cannot benefit from the subsidized rate. They are required to pay the full fee for our training activities and classes.

The following table summarizes the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Click on the table to enlarge it.

 

RQD classes in Montreal – conditions

  • A maximum number of participants per class was established to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as much as possible. Thus, no drop-ins, spontaneous participations or on-site registration will be permitted.
  • In order to be admitted to our classes in Montreal, you are required to comply with the following guidelines before going in person to class. Otherwise, you will be denied access.

Registration and payment (Montreal classes)

  1. Please complete the registration form available on the page detailing the programming of classes in Montreal. Check all the classes you intend to take during the session in progress.
  2. Once we have processed your registration, you will receive an email from ServicesQuébec asking you to complete the participation form. To participate in our Montreal classes, our registration form and the ServicesQuébec participation form must be completed twice a year: once for classes taken during the fall-winter session (July to March) and once for classes taken during the spring session (April to June).
  3. You will receive an invoice before each new series of classes for which you register. You must pay the registration fee by Interac e-Transfer by no later than noonon the Thursday preceding the first day of the class series. If you are unable to pay within the prescribed deadline, please contact the RQD immediately to come to an arrangement.

Please note that you must register separately to take part in our regional classes in one of our continuing professional training activities.

Cancellation (Montreal classes)

  • If a class is cancelled or postponed, the RQD will post a notification as soon as possible on its website and/or Facebook page.
  • If a class is cancelled at the last minute, notably due to COVID-19, the registered participants will be contacted by telephone or email.
  • You must notify us 48 hours before the start of a class in order to cancel your participation, barring a force majeure preventing you from doing so. This is extremely important, as it will allow us to offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If you comply with this guideline, the RQD will reimburse you for the cancelled class or give you a credit.
  • If, in the 14 days prior to your participation in an RQD class, you experience one of the following situations, it is imperative that you notify us immediately, then stay at home:
    • You develop symptoms related to COVID-19.
    • You have been in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • You must get tested for COVID-19.
    • You are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.
    • You test positive for COVID-19.

 

RQD regional classes – conditions

  • A maximum number of participants per class was established in order to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 as much as possible. Thus, no drop-ins, spontaneous participations or on-site registration will be permitted.
  • In order to be admitted to one of our regional classes, you are required to observe the following guidelines before going in person to class. Otherwise, you will be denied access.

Registration and payment (regional classes)

  1. Please complete our registration form, which is available on the page detailing the programming of regional classes. For each participating city, check all the classes you intend to take during the session in progress.
  2. Once we have processed your registration, you will receive an email from ServicesQuébec asking you to complete the participation form. To participate in our regional classes, you must complete our registration form and the ServicesQuébec participant form twice a year: once for classes held during the fall-winter session (July to March) and once for classes taken during the spring session(April to June).
  3. You must pay for your classes at the time and in the manner specified by the local promoter. For further details, please visit their website and contact them if necessary:

Please note that you must register separately to take part in our Montreal classes in one of our continuing professional training activities.

Cancellation (regional classes)

  • If a class is cancelled or postponed, the RQD will post a notification as soon as possible on its website and/or Facebook page. You can also go to the following websites: L’Artère (Québec), Sursaut (Sherbrooke) and Danse Laurentides.
  • If a class is cancelled at the last minute, notably due to COVID-19, the registered participants will be contacted by telephone or email.
  • You must notify us 48 hours before the start of a class in order to cancel your participation, barring a force majeure preventing you from doing so. This is extremely important, as it will allow us to offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If you comply with this guideline, the RQD will reimburse you for the cancelled class or give you a credit.
  • If, in the 14 days prior to your participation in an RQD class, you experience one of the following situations, it is imperative that you notify us immediately, then stay at home:
    • You develop symptoms related to COVID-19.
    • You have been in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
    • You must get tested for COVID-19.
    • You are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.
    • You test positive for COVID-19.

 

RQD continuing professional training activities – conditions

Registration and payment (continuing professional training activities)

  1. Please complete the registration form available on our descriptive page for each training activity by no later than the date indicated. Check all the trainings activities for which you intend to register during the session in progress.
  2. Once we have processed your registration, you will receive two emails for each of the training activities selected: one from ServicesQuébec asking you to complete your participation form, and one from the RQD asking you to proceed with your payment by Interac e-Transfer. For each of the training activities for which you register, you must complete a form from ServicesQuébec and make your payment no later than 48 hours before the start of the training activity. Otherwise, you will not receive the Zoom link to participate. If you are unable to pay within the prescribed deadline, please contact the RQD immediately to come to an arrangement.

Please note that you must register separately to take part in our Montreal classes or our regional classes.

Cancellation (continuing professional training activities)

  • If a class is cancelled or postponed, the RQD will post a notification as soon as possible on its website and/or Facebook page.
  • If you are already registered for a training activity that has been cancelled, you will be notified by email. If the cancellation occurs at the last minute, notably due to COVID-19, you will be contacted immediately by telephone.
  • You must notify us 48 hours before the start of a class in order to cancel your participation, barring a force majeure preventing you from doing so. This is extremely important, as it will allow us to offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If you comply with this guideline, the RQD will reimburse you for the cancelled class or give you a credit.

 

Evaluation

Your evaluation of our training activities is essential in that it helps us maintain their quality, but it is also a requirement for continued financing from ServicesQuébec. Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation with us when we solicit it.

We will send you a link to our online appreciation form after you complete an RQD class or training activity.

 

Questions?

Daniel Bastien
514-433-3024

 

Partners

The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s 2020-2021 training activities are made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Quebec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.