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Membership

What are the reasons to join ASSITEJ Canada?

  • Engage with an organization that recognizes the value of performance for young audiences as well as its complexities.

  • Have a place to share ideas and experiences.

  • Inform, educate and advocate to the larger community (governments, school systems, sponsors etc.) the work that is engendered in the producing and presenting performances for young audiences.

  • Join the larger international ASSITEJ network and be recognised as a valuable contributor to the global conversation around work for young audiences.

  • Experience ASSITEJ Canada’s unique mandate that includes work for young audiences across all performing arts disciplines.

  • Gain the unique opportunities offered through being a member of ASSITEJ Canada on a national and international basis, including workshops, seminars and conferences.

  • Access current national and international Information.

  • Exchange between researchers and practitioner about experiences working with young audiences.

Categories

ASSITEJ Canada is a service organization for all practitioners, producers and presenters of the performing arts for young audiences. Membership is broken down into the following categories :

Companies

  • Produce and present professional work for young audiences

  • All paid members have right of voice and two votes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Special Meeting (SM) of ASSITEJ Canada

  • All paid members are eligible to stand for elected office or Board seat (one representative per company/organization) with voice and vote

Associations/Organizations

  • Associations/Organizations that represent companies/individuals who produce and present professional work for young audiences

  • All paid members have right of voice and one vote at the Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting

  • All paid members are eligible to stand for elected office or Board seat (one representative per organization/association) with voice and vote

​Individuals

  • Individuals are professionals and recognised as such and who work in or with organizations/companies producing and presenting professional work for young audiences or who identify as an individual who works closely with professional work presented for young audiences

  • All paid members have right of voice and one vote at AGM and SM

  • All paid members in this category are eligible to stand for elected office or Board seat with voice and vote

Students

  • Students – those who are registered in a recognised educational institution that prepares and trains individuals for a professional career in a performing arts-related capacity

  • All paid members in this category have right of voice and one vote at an AGM or SM

Affiliate Members

  • Organizations or academic institutions who have a link or connection to work for young audiences

  • Right of voice only at AGM and no vote

  • Are not eligible to stand for office or Board seat

Values

  • Ability to share and participate in issues and discussions related to work for young audiences

  • Ability to participate in conferences and activities – national and international related to work for young audiences

  • Ability to distribute information about your organization or your work amongst other members of the associations across the country and internationally

  • Recognition as a member of an organization which is representative of companies / associations and individuals who produce and participate in presenting work for young audiences

Rights

Companies

  • All members of full time or part-time/permanent staff of the company have access to services of ASSITEJ Canada

  • Can stand for election to the Board (only one elected member per company)

Associations/Organizations

  • All members of full-time or part-time/permanent staff have access to services of ASSITEJ Canada

  • Can stand for election to the Board (only one elected member per association/organization

​Individuals

  • Have access to services of ASSITEJ Canada

  • Can stand for election to the Board (limit of 3 seats on the Board for individuals)

  • Voice and one vote at AGM and Special Meetings

Students

  • Have access to services of ASSITEJ Canada

  • Can stand for election to the Board)

  • One voice and one vote at AGM and Special Meetings

Affiliate Members

  • Have access to some general services of ASSITEJ Canada to be listed separately

  • Cannot stand for election to the Board.

  • Voice and no vote at AGM