NEXT STEPS: Equity | Diversity | Inclusion
Professional Industry Development Workshop Series
Canadian Independent Music Association cordially invites its members, signatories of the BDRB Declaration and the greater Canadian music industry to CIMA “NEXT STEPS”, a FREE equity-focused monthly professional development workshop series.
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 subject experts & 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.
Support for Next Steps is provided by: Ontario Creates, SOCAN, Radio StarMaker, FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
ECMA invites our members and the Atlantic music industry to CIMA “NEXT STEPS”, a FREE equity-focused monthly professional development workshop series.
Registration is now open for the first two sessions on July 7 & 14 as well as the entire 10-part series. Register here.