CHRC Releases National Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts

Graphic of young woman reading "Respect: You've Got Our Word"Today, the Cultural Human Resources Council’s Respectful Workplaces in the Arts (RWA) initiative officially released a National Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts.

This Code of Conduct has been in development since early 2018 with the participation of the performing arts community across the country. Dozens of organizations have already signed on to the Code, and the CHRC invites all performing art organizations across the country to do the same.

The National Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts is a set of values, expectations, and voluntary commitments developed by stakeholders in the performing arts. Each signatory is responsible for upholding its commitments under the Code. Each is encourage to discuss it internally and embrace it as a foundational value document or adapt it to their own environments, to accompany and supoprt their internal policies and legislated requiremenets relating to harassment.

Ontario Presents is proud to be a signatory of this Code of Conduct.

The Respectful Workplaces in the Arts initiative is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

For a history of the development of the Code or to become a signatory, click here.

For more information about Respectful Workplaces in the ARts, visit