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Canadian Heritage Standing Committee Gender Parity

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is studying gender parity in senior positions and boards of directors of arts organizations in Canada. Opera.ca Executive Director Christina Loewen was a witness at the opening meeting on May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario. Recommendation made included the need for gender parity analysis and research to best understand the current situation, funding for female mentorship and second-in-command positions, as well as investment in programs for arts boards in inclusive practices, unconscious bias and diversity in board composition.