Staff and Representatives

Parise Mongrain

Director of Quebec office & CQRTD
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A graduate of the Arts - dance concentration programs at Collège Montmorency and LADMMI (now the Montreal Contemporary Dance School), Parise Mongrain was a professional contemporary dancer for 14 years. Subsequently, she devoted herself to defending the interests of dancers. In 1999, she was elected representative of dancers on the board of directors of the Union des artistes (UDA). She first took charge of the secretariat of the board of directors of the Caisse de sécurité des artistes (CSA) from 2001 to 2003, before being appointed, in April 2003, secretary general of the UDA, a position she will occupy until April 2011. His contribution to the UDA has earned him the honorary status of life member. At the same time, in September 2002, she joined the team of the Resource and Transition Center for dancers to coordinate the opening of the Quebec office that she has since directed.


 She is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Human Resources Council (CRHSC - Ottawa), and a member of the Board of the Hnatyshyn Foundation (Ottawa). In 2013, she obtained a DESS in management of cultural organizations from HEC Montreal and then a Masters in industrial relations from the University of Montreal. In the fall of 2020, she resumed her studies at HEC Montréal with a view to transforming her DESS into a Masters in management of cultural enterprises.