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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.  

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.


DTRC Videos

Visit the DTRC Youtube page to view our video library.



Community & Social Services


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

Cultural Careers Council Ontario

Conseil des arts de Montréal

Arts Service Organizations

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


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