A Conference of Care

Friday, November 18, 2023, 9am-6pm in Toronto

Thank you to attendees, presenters and partners for making the event a huge success!


Embracing a culture of care in the performing arts.

This free, one-day Conference of Care invited artist/arts worker caregivers and their performing arts allies to come together and ‘fuel up’ as we continue to build momentum around support for caregivers and care needs in the performing arts. The conference highlighted the vibrant policy models developed through the pilots of our ’21-22 Level UP! Strategy Partners, celebrating their work in helping to move the needle toward a ‘culture of care.

Inspired by the work of our partners from across Canada, the conference was itself a pilot project that explored the question: How can we create a conference that cares for caregivers? 

If you or your organization is interested in visioning a conference with childcare supports and other access consderations, we are happy to share our learnings. We will share our planning process and templates as part of the Level UP! resources, which will become widely available to the sector at large. Please get in touch: susie@theatredirect.ca.

Here is a Word document of all the conference information in black text on white background.

Conference information in ASL-English by Cassie-Hope Aubin, Access Producer at Theatre Direct

Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue (Chester TTC Station)

ASL-English Interpretation. Wheelchair accessible.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of