2022-11-23
 
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Eligibility and conditions

Eligibility for training activities
Eligibility for the subsidized rate
Montreal classes – conditions
Regional classes – conditions
Continuing professional training – conditions
Evaluation of training activities and classes

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


 

Regarding COVID-19

Unless public health imposes new regulations, our training and classes this year will be offered in person. Until further notice, there will be no strict protocols imposed.

Nevertheless, to protect your health and ensure your safety, the RQD asks that you respect the following guidelines:

  • Do not attend an RQD training or class if, during the 24 hours preceding the start of this training or class, you have had a fever (even if it is not related to COVID). Let us know right away that you have symptoms and should stay home.
  • In case of other respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, you can attend an RQD training or class, but you must wear a mask, apply hand hygiene and observe respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your elbow, among others) throughout this training or class.
  • Do a rapid COVID test as soon as symptoms appear and a second one 24 hours later to check if it is indeed a COVID infection.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended until the end of your symptoms (or for 10 days if these are related to COVID). During this period, it is also indicated to:
    • keep your distance from others, as much as possible;
    • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
    • favor online activities;
    • avoid non-essential social events;
    • tell people you associate with that you might be contagious.

 

 

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

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 every Montréal class program page. Select all the classes you intend to take during the present session.
  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 noon on 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.

Regarding COVID-19

  • Do not attend an RQD class if, during the 24 hours preceding the start of this class, you have had a fever (even if it is not related to COVID). Let us know right away that you have symptoms and should stay home.
  • In case of other respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, you can attend an RQD class, but you must wear a mask, apply hand hygiene and observe respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your elbow, among others) throughout this class.
  • Do a rapid COVID test as soon as symptoms appear and a second one 24 hours later to check if it is indeed a COVID infection.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended until the end of your symptoms (or for 10 days if these are related to COVID). During this period, it is also indicated to:
    • keep your distance from others, as much as possible;
    • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
    • favor online activities;
    • avoid non-essential social events;
    • tell people you associate with that you might be contagious.

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.
  • The class fee will not be reimbursed if you do not attend, unless you cancel at least 48 hours before the class start time, or for reason relating to COVID-19 or an exceptional circumstance.

 

 

RQD regional classes – conditions

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 the registration form available on every multiregional class program page. For each city, select all the classes you intend to take during the present session.
  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 on site, as required by the local promoter (L’Artère in Quebec, Sursaut in Sherbrooke and Danse Laurentides).

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

Regarding COVID-19

  • Do not attend an RQD class if, during the 24 hours preceding the start of this class, you have had a fever (even if it is not related to COVID). Let us know right away that you have symptoms and should stay home.
  • In case of other respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, you can attend an RQD class, but you must wear a mask, apply hand hygiene and observe respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your elbow, among others) throughout this class.
  • Do a rapid COVID test as soon as symptoms appear and a second one 24 hours later to check if it is indeed a COVID infection.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended until the end of your symptoms (or for 10 days if these are related to COVID). During this period, it is also indicated to:
    • keep your distance from others, as much as possible;
    • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
    • favor online activities;
    • avoid non-essential social events;
    • tell people you associate with that you might be contagious.

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.
  • The class fee will not be reimbursed if you do not attend, unless you cancel at least 48 hours before the class start time, or for reason relating to COVID-19 or an exceptional circumstance.

 

 

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 a confirmation email from the RQD and an emai from ServicesQuébec asking you to complete the participation form. To participate in our continuing professional training activities, a ServicesQuébec participation form must be completed for each of the training activities for which you register.
  3. Shortly before each training activities for which you register, you will receive an invoice. You will have to pay the registration fee by Interac e-Transfer by no later than the date indicated. 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.

Regarding COVID-19

  • Do not attend an RQD training if, during the 24 hours preceding the start of this training, you have had a fever (even if it is not related to COVID). Let us know right away that you have symptoms and should stay home.
  • In case of other respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, you can attend an RQD training, but you must wear a mask, apply hand hygiene and observe respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your elbow, among others) throughout this training.
  • Do a rapid COVID test as soon as symptoms appear and a second one 24 hours later to check if it is indeed a COVID infection.
  • Wearing a mask is strongly recommended until the end of your symptoms (or for 10 days if these are related to COVID). During this period, it is also indicated to:
    • keep your distance from others, as much as possible;
    • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
    • favor online activities;
    • avoid non-essential social events;
    • tell people you associate with that you might be contagious.

Cancellation (continuing professional training activities)

  • If a training activity 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.
  • The training fee will not be reimbursed if you do not attend, unless you cancel at least 48 hours before the training start time, or for reason relating to COVID-19 or an exceptional circumstance.

 

 

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
Director, Professional Development
514-433-3024

dbastien@quebecdanse.org


 

 

Partners

The Regroupement québécois de la danse’s 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.