CHRC's Cultural Sector HR Study, which is being undertaken by the Conference Board of Canada is in its last stages. The opportunity to do a full sector study of this magnitude happens roughly once every decade.
Phase 1: The Phase I Labour Market Information Report is under final review. CHRC will release it in June at the Roundtable. It contains a wealth of LMI information on our sector, and, equally important, recommendations relating to serious information gaps in all the sub-sectors.
Phase II: The Phase II HR Trends and Issues Report will be the focus of discussion at the Roundtable. This document draws on interviews with experts, focus group sessions, and a wide-ranging online survey of the cultural sector. With regard to the survey, the Conference Board received almost 3,000 responses. This must be some kind of record! CHRC is very grateful to all those who took the time to complete the survey and in many cases who forward it to other respondents.
A draft of the document has being circulated to CHRC's HR Steering Committee members. They met on May 20 and 21 to review it and develop recommendations related to its findings. These will be further discussed at the Roundtable. The final document will be released in the fall.
Roundtable: On June 17, CHRC is organizing an HR Roundtable in Ottawa of cultural sector experts and leaders to review and ratify the findings and recommendations of the HR Trends and Issues Report. This is a very important step in the 18 month process. The recommendations from this document will provide the basis for CHRC priorities and activities for years to come.
CITT will be attending that roundtable and will report back the findings to the membership. Stay tuned.... !