CIMA presents NEXT STEPS: Equity | Diversity | Inclusion
Professional Industry Development Workshop Series
CIMA invites our members, signatories of the BDRB Declaration and the greater Canadian music industry to “NEXT STEPS”, a FREE equity-focused monthly professional development workshop series presented by CIMA.
Register for Foundations in Equity [Pt 1 & 2) on July 7 + 14 here
Register for the entire 10-part series here
With the goal of increasing understanding of equity via the conduits of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and belonging in the Canadian music industry, this 10-part workshop series will feature professionals from specific sectors of the Canadian music industry paired with EDI specialists to discuss and develop ACTIONABLE solutions and recommendations for staff and leadership of micro, small & large companies and organizations.
Developed, coordinated and facilitated by Breaking Down Racial Barriers co-founders Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox, “NEXT STEPS” will build on the tenets set out in the BDRB Declaration and Report with an expanded lens for Black, Indigenous, API and other systemically excluded groups, and delve into equity within the varied arenas of the Canadian music industry.
Moderated by BDRB, workshops will pair music industry insight from experts & leaders with training components delivered by equity consultants from the KOJO Institute.
CIMA strongly encourages that organizations prioritize equity by encouraging leaders and staff to consider these FREE workshops as an important PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity.
Registration is now open for the first 2-part workshop event “Foundations in Equity” taking place on Thursday, July 7 and 14. Click here to register.
Participants who are interested in registering for the entire NEXT STEPS 10-part series may do so by clicking here.
Attendees of Canadian Music Week are invited to join Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox on Friday June 10 for two panel sessions on BDRB and “NEXT STEPS”. More information can be found here.
NEXT STEPS EVENT DATES:
1. Thursday July 7th 2022 | 1pm | Foundations In Equity [Pt 1]
2. Thursday July 14th 2022 | 1pm | Foundations In Equity [Pt 2]
3. Thursday August 11th 2022 | 1pm
4. Thursday September 15th 2022 | 1pm
5. Thursday October 13th 2022 | 1pm
6. Thursday November 10th 2022 | 1pm
7. Thursday December 15th 2022 | 1pm
8. Thursday January 12th 2022 | 1pm
9. Thursday February 9th 2022 | 1pm
10. Thursday March 9th 2023 | 1pm | Finale
CIMA and BDRB acknowledge the generous support of our partners in making this program possible: The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Ontario Creates, and the Radio Starmaker Fund.