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REFRAMING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT, AND WORK WITH CAREGIVERS IN THE ARTS.

Balancing Act exists to create increased accessibility for parents and caregivers working in the performing arts across Canada. In collaboration with partner organizations, our aim is to develop, pilot and evaluate innovative strategies, examine best employment practices, and advocate for artist parents and caregivers who wish to retain careers in the industry and achieve greater work/life balance.
79.1%

% have turned down work because of caregiving responsibilities

58.1%

% have never been asked about their needs as a caregiver by an employer.

2

hrs 53mins is the amount of time the average employee will work in an 8 hour day*

Our Balancing Act partners shared their blue-sky visions of support for artist caregivers in the future. Read about them here and share your own!

Partner Organisations 2020-2021