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Career Resources | Financial Aid | Government Programs
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Resource Centres Housed in Regional Offices

DTRC’s regional resource centres in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are open to all dancers and interested members of the public.  Each resource centre contains books and magazines on making transitions and finding best-fit careers, along with information on dance community activities and events.  

COVID-19 Resources & Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): (Government of Canada)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): (Government of Quebec) (in French)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak (World Health Organization)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)

Canada Council for the Arts FAQ

Community & Social Services


Crisis Support Services


Crisis and Emergency Mental Health Services (AB)
Crisis Centre (BC)
Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts (MB)
Community Mental Health Resources (NB)
HealthLine (NL)
Crisis Intervention Services  (Northern Ontario)
Gerstein Centre (Toronto)
PEI Rape and Sexual Assault – Counselling Line (PEI)
Ami Quebec (QC)
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services (SK)


Legal Support Services


Calgary Legal Guidance (AB)
Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (AB)
Edmonton Community Legal Centre (AB)
Women’s Centre Legal Advice Clinic (AB)
Artists Legal Outreach (BC)
Community Legal Assistance Society (BC)
Legal Help Centre (MB)
Fredericton legal Advice Clinic (NB)
Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
Legal Info Nova Scotia (NS)
Artists’  Legal Advice Service (ON)
Directory of Community Legal Clinics (ON)
Community Legal Information Association of PEI (PEI)
Montreal Artists Legal Clinic (QC)
Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon and Inner City (SK)


Counselling Support Services

AFC – The Lifeline for Canada’s Entertainment Industry
Hard Feelings
Canadian Directory of Certified Counseling Professionals


Job Banks

Cultural Human Resources Council
Service Canada Job Bank
Charity Village
Canada Jobs
Cultural Careers Council Ontario Job Board
WowJobs - Dance specific jobs in Canada
obGurus - Dance specific jobs in Canada



Canada’s Higher Education and Career Guide
School Finder
Macleans On Campus
Distance Ed Canada
Government of Canada – Lifelong Learning
Canadian Virtual University


Career Resources

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Service Canada Training, Career and Worker Information
Service Canada Career Transition Assistance
Quintessential Careers
Monster Career Resources
Cultural Human Resources Council
Canada’s Economic Action Plan
Working in Canada

Times Change Women's Employment Service
Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba
Second Career Ontario

Resume Resources
Raw Resume: Resume writing guide
Resume Baking: Templates

Financial Aid

Canada Student Loans and Grants
Service Canada
Canada Benefits
Canada Council for the Arts Grants
Fondation des Artistes


Government Programs


Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Heritage

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and Workers’ Compensation in all Canadian jurisdictions


Cultural Careers Council Ontario
Conseil des arts de Montréal


Arts Service Organizations

The AFC - the lifeline for Canada's entertainment industry
Artists’ Health Alliance
Canadian Dance Assembly

CADA BC / Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (British Columbia chapter), Vancouver, BC
Made in BC - Dance on Tour, Vancouver, BC
The Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC
Actsafe, Vancouver, BC
Alliance for Arts and Culture, Vancouver, BC
Alberta Dance Alliance, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
Dance Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Dance Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
CADA ON / Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (Ontario chapter), Toronto
Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Toronto, ON
Dance Ontario Association, Toronto, ON
Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO), Toronto, ON
Regroupement québécois de la danse, Montreal, QC
Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, Montreal, QC
Artère, Montreal, QC
Diagramme Gestion culturelle, Montreal, QC
Dance Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
Halifax Dance, Halifax, NS
Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI


Transition Publications

Advocacy Report - Beyond Performance

Australia & International Case Studies - Career Transition: Programs for Professional Dancers


International Transition Centres

International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD)
Dancer Transition Resource Centre (Canada)
The Dancers' Career Development (England)
Centre national de la danse (France)
Stiftung TANZ - Transition Zentrum Deutschland (Germany)
Retraining Program for Dancers (Holland)
Dancer's Career Development Centre (Korea)
Association Suisse Pour la Reconversion des Danseurs Professionnels (Switzerland)
Career Transition for Dancers (United States)

DTRC Videos

Visit the DTRC Youtube page to view our video library.

DTRC Publications

DTRC Brochure

The DTRC's brochure introduces our programs and services, and lets dancers, donors, and the public know how they can get involved with the organization.


Transitions keeps members and DTRC friends in touch with what's happening at the DTRC and in the wider world of dance.

Annual Reports

The DTRC's Annual Report provides a snapshot of our accomplishments and initiatives from the past year.

Learn how we've been working to support dancers across Canada.


21 Transitions: 21 Stories of Inspired New Beginnings

[© 2007, 68pp, softcover] 21 DTRC Alumni share their transition stories from dance to an impressive range of careers: aviation, neuroscience, teaching, medicine, environmental science and more ....

25 Transitions

[© 2011, 73pp, softcover] In celebration of the DTRC's 25th anniversary, 25 DTRC members and alumni, at various stages in their careers, speak of transition in their own words.


Photo Gallery


Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.